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Quickening ground leaves a few non-runners at Goodwood

Goodwood: stage the penultimate day of the Qatar Goodwood festival on Friday
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The going at Goodwood has changed to good, good to firm in places after a dry and warm day yesterday and no overnight rain.

Another warm day is forecast for the Friday of the festival, with the first race off at 1.50 and a possible high of 23C. 

However two key runners in the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (2.25) will not feature, with King Ottokar out due to the quickening ground and Turgenev missing the Group 3 event after not eating up. Intense Romance and Little Kim will also miss the King George Qatar Stakes (3.35).

Clerk of the course Ed Arkell said this morning: "The ground dried back yesterday, we had a lovely sunny warm day and the ground is currently good, good to firm in places with a reading of 8.3 on the GoingStick.

"The forecast is for a sunny and warm day, there is some cloud about at the moment but that will clear through and there's some breeze about too."

Friday's most noteworthy market mover is the Richard Fahey-trained Teenar in the 4.10, whose overnight price of 14-1 has halved.

Market movers

3.00 Game Player 5-1 (from 7-1), Dark Vision 11-1 (from 14-1), Indeed 11-1 (from 14-1)
3.35 Big Brothers Pride 10-1 (from 12-1)
4.10 Teenar 7-1 (from 14-1)
4.40 Aquarium 20-1 (from 33-1)
5.15 High Commissioner 8-1 (from 10-1)

Non-runners

1.50
4 Dan's Dream (going)
19 Tapisserie (sore)

2.25
7 King Ottokar (going)
10 Turgenev (not eaten up)

3.35
7 Intense Romance (bruised foot)
11 Little Kim (going)

4.10
14 Sir Arthur Dayne (going)

5.15 
2 Country (going)

Ground

Going: Good, good to firm in places
GoingStick: 8.3 on Friday at 8.30am


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The forecast is for a sunny and warm day, there is some cloud about at the moment but that will clear through and there's some breeze about too

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