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Space Blues set to defend Lennox title at Glorious Goodwood |  Race News

Last year’s winner Space Blues is among 23 horses remaining in the Qatar Lennox Stakes at Goodwood after the six-day confirmation stage.

Charlie Appleby’s five-year-old won the much-loved Turf Sprint in Riyadh in February, but has been out since finishing without a ranking in the Al Quoz Sprint in Meydan in March.

Appleby also has Creative Force and Glorious Journey in Group Two of Tuesday’s Seven Stadiums.

The Lennox’s second, third and fourth houses from 12 months ago – Duke Of Hazzard by Paul and Oliver Cole, Escobar by David O’Meara and Safe Voyage by John Quinn – are also to be expected.

Aidan O’Brien is represented by Lope Y Fernandez and Wembley, while Jessica Harrington’s Real Appeal is the third Irishman possible.

Others in the mix include Richard Hannon’s Chindit, Ralph Beckett trained Kinross and William Haggas’ stable Sacred.

Lusail, coached by Newmarket July Stakes winner Hannon, leads 11 entries for Group Two Unibet Vintage Stakes.

Andrew Balding’s Coventry Stakes winner Berkshire Shadow could put his unbeaten record on the line. Roger Fell’s Eldrickjones, Coventry second and July Stakes fifth, is also on the list, as is Tom Dascombe’s Mr McCann , who finished fourth in the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket.

The two possible Irish – The Acropolis and The Entertainer – come from O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable.

Balding-trained Johnny Drama, winner of the John Smith’s Cup in York this month, is one of 31 entries for the Unibet “You’re On” Chesterfield Cup handicap – with last year’s winner Maydanny, from the court of Mark Johnston.

Mick Appleby’s evergreen sprinter Caspian Prince, 12, could try for a hat-trick in the Back To Goodwood Handicap after wins at Beverley and Newcastle in his last two starts.

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