House Blues set to defend Lennox title at Wonderful Goodwood

Final yr’s winner House Blues is amongst 23 horses left within the the Qatar Lennox Stakes at Goodwood following the six-day affirmation stage.

Charlie Appleby’s five-year-old received the very useful Turf Dash at Riyadh in February, however has been absent since ending unplaced within the Al Quoz Dash at Meydan in March.

Appleby additionally has Inventive Drive and Wonderful Journey in Tuesday’s seven-furlong Group Two.

The second, third and fourth dwelling from the Lennox 12 months in the past – Paul and Oliver Cole’s Duke Of Hazzard, David O’Meara’s Escobar and John Quinn’s Secure Voyage – are additionally within the reckoning.

Aidan O’Brien is represented by Lope Y Fernandez and Wembley, whereas Jessica Harrington’s Actual Enchantment is the third Irish-trained doable.

Others within the combine embrace Richard Hannon’s Chindit, the Ralph Beckett-trained Kinross and Sacred from William Haggas’s secure.

The Hannon-trained Lusail, winner of the July Stakes at Newmarket, heads 11 entries for the Group Two Unibet Classic Stakes.

Andrew Balding’s Coventry Stakes victor Berkshire Shadow might put his unbeaten file on the road. Roger Fell’s Eldrickjones, second within the Coventry and fifth within the July Stakes, can be within the listing – as is Tom Dascombe’s Mr McCann, who was fourth within the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket.

The 2 Irish possibles – The Acropolis and The Entertainer – are from O’Brien’s Ballydoyle secure.

The Balding-trained Johnny Drama, winner of the John Smith’s Cup at York this month, is one among 31 entries for the Unibet “You are On” Chesterfield Cup Handicap – together with final yr’s winner Maydanny, from Mark Johnston’s yard.

Mick Appleby’s evergreen 12-year-old sprinter Caspian Prince might go for a hat-trick within the Again To Goodwood Handicap after wins at Beverley and Newcastle on his final two begins.

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