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LENNOX STAKES: Kinross takes Group 2 contest at Glorious Goodwood

Ralph Beckett’s Glorious start to Goodwood continued as Kinross secured the Group 2 Lennox Stakes

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Kinross Kempton

Hyde Stakes winner Kinross ran a career-best to mow down the opposition and claim the Unibet Lennox Stakes on day one of Glorious Goodwood.

Ralph Beckett’s charge struggled in subsequent outings following his impressive Newmarket debut, despite a creditable sixth in the 2,000 Guineas behind Kameko, who also beat him in the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes.

WATCH: A LATE RALLY FROM KINROSS SEES HIM DENY KHUZAAM LATE ON AT KEMPTON PARK [CREDIT: RACING TV]

But he bounced back to form in Sunbury-on-Thames back in November after finishing the last of nine at Newbury two months before, relishing his return to the all-weather sphere under Richard Kingscote.

Ralph Beckett’s Kinross has won four of his 11 career starts

Following defeats at Meydan, earlier in 2021, he has secured a double with successes at Haydock Park and Goodwood, respectively.

WATCH: KINROSS IS A NECK-WINNER OF THE LENNOX STAKES AT GLORIOUS GOODWOOD [CREDIT: RACING TV]

The trainer, meanwhile, stated that the fellow-owned Tuesday victor Angel Bleu is likely to be next seen at Newmarket.

He said of the Vintage Stakes hero who only ran at Ascot on Saturday: “I fed him on Sunday and I looked at him sideways and thought ‘you don’t look like you’ve had a hard race to me at all’.

Angel Bleu could next be seen in the Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes on the Rowley Mile in October

“If we hadn’t declared and the field had fallen apart like this, I’d have been really, really cross with myself. With the rain last night I could hardly believe my luck.

“He like a bit of juice and he likes soft ground, we’ll think about the Dewhurst now I should think.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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