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Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Goodwood back in business as Derrymore heads six fillies bidding for Listed win

Herecomesthesun (right) heads the field on Racing Post Ratings
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3.45 Goodwood Height of Fashion Stakes | 1m2f | Listed | 3yo fillies | RUK

Goodwood, which stages its first meeting since a shocking 50-man brawl at the course's seasonal opener this month, will be hoping headlines are made on the track, although Classic clues will be lacking in Thursday's feature.

None of the six runners is in next week's Investec Oaks, with Epsom entry Mrs Sippy declared a non-runner on Wednesday evening.

Snow Fairy went on to land the Oaks after striking on the Sussex Downs in 2010, but nothing of her calibre has emerged since.

Height of Fashion card and betting


John Gosden, who has the Oaks favourite in Lah Ti Dar, sends his once-raced Wolverhampton winner Derrymore to Goodwood, which has beefed up security and policing following the ugly scenes on May 5.

Gosden said: "She's a sweet filly who is short on experience having had only the one run and the plan is to get some black type."

Watch Derrymore win at Wolverhampton

That is exactly what Eve Johnson Houghton is after for Magnolia Springs, an impressive winner at Newbury last term, and Last Enchantment, who struck at Nottingham this month.

She said: "Magnolia Springs has come on for running at Nottingham recently and we're stepping her up in trip.

"This looks a good opportunity to pick up some black type, while Last Enchantment is a tough, hard-knocking filly and it's also a good opportunity for her to pick up some black type."

Herecomesthesun is top on Racing Post Ratings courtesy of her third in the Montrose Fillies' Stakes last season.

Watch Herecomesthesun win at Salisbury last season

She is trained by Archie Watson, who said: "She's a very nice filly and has a good level of experience. The pace of the race just didn't work out in France last time and I think the step up in trip will help. I'm very happy with her at home."

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She's a sweet filly who is short on experience having had only the one run and the plan is to get some black type
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