Kirby secures feature on Es Que Love
Mark Johnston was the first winner at this year's Glorious Goodwood, saddling the first, third and fourth in the opening race of the five-day meeting.
Yet it was a horse which used to be an inmate at the trainer's yard, Es Que Love, which took the day's main event, the Group Two Lennox Stakes, for Clive Cox.
The five-year-old cost the Es Que Love Partnership 110,000 guineas and he went a long way to repaying them yesterday when he beat last year's champion two-year-old Toormore by a neck under Adam Kirby.
A cloud on Kirby's horizon was that the stewards referred his ride to the British Horseracing Authority for incorrect use of the whip and he could now face a ban.
Johnston sent out his 60th winner at the meeting when Sennockian Star, a 14/1 shot, beat Ajman Bridge and his two other runners, Salutation and Busatto, in the opening bet365 Handicap.
Paul Hanagan might well have reflected on what a leveller the sport is. After a month in which he has won two of the British summer's marquee races, the Eclipse and the King George, the jockey took a heavy fall from White Nile in the Summer Stakes. (© Daily Telegraph, London)