Mambo dances to Goodwood win

Mambo Nights offered jockey Andrea Atzeni and proprietor Sheikh Mohammed Obaid with a well timed increase on a troublesome day by persevering with his upward curve within the Unibet three Boosts A Day Handicap at Goodwood.

The Richard Hannon-trained Havana Gold colt made it a hat-trick of wins for the season when holding A Star Above at bay by a neck within the mile-and-a-half prize.

Victory for Mambo Nights got here simply hours after information of the demise of the high-profile proprietor’s a number of Group-race winner Defoe, who suffered a deadly harm on the gallops in Newmarket.

Atzeni stated of the 9-1 winner: “He’s an enormous, uncooked horse. He received fairly properly at Ripon the opposite day and he had fairly good two-year-old kind.

“He has clearly grown so much from two to a few. He jumped positive at the moment. He was a bit eager early on as they did not go a lot of a gallop. At midway he relaxed properly into the race. He took it up two down, however he’s an enormous horse and remains to be studying. When Hollie Doyle arrived on the surface my horse did sufficient to win his race.

“He’s a piece in progress and Richard has performed an awesome job with him, taking it step-by-step. He will probably be even higher at 4, I would say.”

Paying tribute to Defoe, he added: “It is vitally unhappy information dropping any horse actually, however Defoe was very near us. Sheikh Mohammed Obaid bred the horse so knew him as a foal.

“I bear in mind prefer it was yesterday flying to Ffos Las to experience him first day out when he received his maiden. He’s a horse that gave us a variety of nice days. He received the Coronation Cup, received the Hardwicke and ran properly in Dubai.

“I hoped sooner or later when he retired I may have him in my paddocks so I may take care of him in his older days, however sadly it wasn’t meant to be.”

Simply Herbert demonstrated stamina is his forte when leaving his earlier efforts this season behind to spring a shock within the Unibet You are On Handicap.

After failing to beat a rival on his return at Haydock, the William Muir-trained four-year-old had continued his latest spell within the doldrums when ending down the sphere in each the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle and final day out within the Marsh Cup at Newbury.

Wanting a very totally different character to the one seen in his earlier three begins, the Dunaden gelding appeared to understand each yard of the prolonged two-and-a-half-mile journey to put on down long-time chief Rochester Home virtually on the road earlier than scoring by a neck.

Muir stated of the 25-1 winner: “It simply takes three runs to prepare. When he ran final time at Newbury, Hollie Doyle got here again and stated he’s nearly getting there.

“This horse has acquired expertise. If his head stays in the proper place, the expertise is there. Tom (Marquand) stated he did not must get critical with him, he simply needed to cajole him. He’s only a character.

“We’ll get pleasure from at the moment as we now have had a winner at Superb Goodwood, so it’s pretty.”

Ralph Beckett may pitch Chamade (22-1) again into Listed firm on her subsequent begin after the daughter of Sepoy opened her account for the marketing campaign with a front-running success within the British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap.

Beckett stated: “She is what you name a slow-burner. She was really within the Horses In Coaching sale final October and if she hadn’t received simply earlier than it she would have been bought for about 5 grand! She is a home-bred, has acquired her black sort and now she has received a few races.

“I assumed the bottom could be too fast at the moment. We will probably be heading again for some black sort once more within the autumn, however she would possibly end up within the Upavon at Salisbury in a fortnight’s time, though I’d suppose it might be extra seemingly we head for Europe within the autumn.”