TRAINER David Simcock is hoping Lightning can strike at Wonderful Goodwood.
Twin Group 2 winner Lightning Spear will try to make it third time fortunate within the Sussex Stakes subsequent week having completed sixth and third within the final two renewals.
The seven-year-old son of Pivotal has been in high kind in Group 1 firm to date this time period.
He was overwhelmed only a short-head into second by Rhododendron within the Lockinge Stakes in Might earlier than operating an in depth third within the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot.
Newmarket-based Simcock reported that your entire has come out of the Royal assembly in fine condition.
Simcock stated: “He appears in good order, he labored on Saturday and he simply seems nice.
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“He’s contemporary and he hasn’t performed loads since Ascot. I hope he goes there in good order.”
Lightning Spear is a 7-1 shot for the Sussex, which is value a cool £1,000,000, with unbeaten three-year-old With out Parole the 6-Four favorite.
Simcock’s runner should concede 7lbs to the antepost jolly, however he’s assured of a superb efficiency.
He continued: “It’s robust taking over the three year-olds, definitely With out Parole. It seems barely extra open than in different years.
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“Hopefully we go there in good shape and I think he will run his race.
“We got him second-hand, but he settled in very quickly and is a very talented horse.
“He has only run outside of Group 1 company twice with me and he has won both those races.
“We are always asking a lot of him. I’d just be pleased for the horse more than anybody (if he were to win).
“I wouldn’t be pleased for myself, but I’d be pleased for the horse.
“He is a bit of a warrior. We thought he won at Newbury. More often than not he turns up and he runs his race.
“He was a little inconsistent last year but this year he seems to be as good as ever.”
The Sussex Stakes is the feature race on day two of Glorious Goodwood on 1 August, with the five-day meeting getting underway on Tuesday 30 July.