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Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood is likely Chipotle’s next stop |  Race News

Chipotle could bid for compensation in the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood after his bid for the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes at Newbury on Saturday was canceled.

The two-year-old, who won the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot, started as a 15-8 favorite for the lucrative contest but has been seriously hampered on more than one occasion.

Finally finishing ninth of 22 runners, the bay was beaten by three and a quarter lengths by Gubbass of Richard Hannon.

Coach Eve Johnson Houghton is now considering Group Three Molecomb after the foal’s marred Super Sprint performance.

“He was just murdered, he was completely wiped out twice, which is annoying,” she said.

“He was only beaten by three lengths and that was for being stopped in his tracks at least twice.

“I think it’s fair to say he was very, very unlucky – he’ll probably go to the Molecomb then.”

The coach got lucky this weekend when the team favorite Accidental Agent clinched the Newmarket Fine Watch Club Handicap by half length under Georgia Dobie.

Accidental Agent is entered on Saturday at Ascot in the seven Moet & Chandon International Stakes furlongs, a track that seems to suit the gelding since he won the Queen Anne Stakes there at the Royal Meeting in 2018.

“He’s at Ascot on Saturday for the big handicap there,” said Johnson Houghton.

“But there isn’t much going for him for miles in a row, so if we don’t go we could go to Salisbury for the Sovereign Stakes.

“He’s definitely a lot better for a mile in a row.”





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