Aljamaaheer: concedes weight all round in the Lennox StakesPICTURE: Getty Images
Aljamaaheer aiming to strike in Lennox Stakes
ALJAMAAHEER, a smooth winner of the Summer Mile at Ascot last time, bids to bag another Group 2 when his contests Tuesday's bet365 Lennox Stakes, the highlight of day one at Glorious Goodwood.
Hamdan Al Maktoum's colt was third in the Lockinge and second in the Queen Anne before dropping a grade to land the Summer Mile.
Trained by Roger Varian, Aljamaaheer is 5-2 to win the Lennox, in which he concedes weight all round.
"He has improved with every run this season," said Varian.
"The penalty will not make it easy but we've no fears about dropping back in trip. He travels strongly and has plenty of speed."
Varian, who would be concerned if rain fell at Goodwood, added: "It looks a good race for him and he has run well at Goodwood on his two previous visits. It was a team decision to run here in preference to the Sussex."
Richard Hannon fields three in opposition with stable jockey Richard Hughes choosing to ride Producer.
Hannon, who also runs Libranno and Professor, said: "Hughesie is very keen on Producer, who did a super piece of work with Olympic Glory last week.
"He's a seven-furlong specialist and has won at the track. He's ticking all the right boxes and he's such a straightforward horse he can be ridden in any way, which at Goodwood is another plus