Acomb runner-up Steeler bids to go one better
THE Racing Post Trophy could be on the agenda for Steeler should he get back to winning ways in the Listed Peter Willett Stakes, registered as the Stardom Stakes, the highlight of a cracking card at Goodwood on Tuesday.
Second to Dundonnell in what was arguably the strongest two-year-old race of the year so far, the Acomb Stakes at York last month, Steeler had previously landed a maiden over today's course and distance and will be a warm order to make it two-from-two at the track.
Assessing his chances, Charlie Johnston, son of trainer Mark Johnston, said: "We still think of him as a Royal Lodge and Racing Post Trophy horse and the hope is that he can win this on the way to those. He won his maiden at Goodwood so the contours of the track should hold no fears."
Another York runner-up, Norman Equilibrium, bids to go one better in a competitive nursery on the Goodwood card at 3.30pm. Trained by Roger Varian, the son of Elnadim found only Mary's Daughter too strong in a similar event last time.
Leicester and Mussleburgh also race in Britain on Tuesday, while the action in Ireland comes for Killarney and Downpatrick.
Going for Tuesday's meetings
Leicester Good to firm, good in places
Mussleburgh Good to firm
Killarney Yielding, good to yielding in places
Downpatrick Good, yielding in places