Treacherous keeps up good run in Stewards’ Cup consolation

Sat 1 Aug 2020

Treacherous came from the rear of the field to win for the third time from his last four starts in the Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap at Goodwood.

One of those two wins came over this course and distance and Ed de Giles’ six-year-old repeated the trick with a cosy success.

The 3-1 favourite Rewaayat was well away and soon setting the pace with Tommy G close up on the far side.

Watch how Treacherous won in decisive style

The field started to merge from over two furlongs out and the complexion of the race changed.

As Rewaayat’s run started to fade, Treacherous (7-1) came through under Harry Bentley and went on to take the consolation race for the Stewards’ Cup by a length and three-quarters. Dream Today was second despite lunging forward coming out of the stalls and almost unseating his rider Saffie Osborne.

The Lamplighter was half a length away in third place, with Rewaayat a short head back in fourth.

Bentley said: “He’s done it well, we were probably drawn on the wrong side – all the pace ended up on the stands side which I thought would be the case and I was just always searching for cover.

“I ended up having to take him down the centre of the course and I probably hit the line sooner than I wanted and he ran around in front, but he had the class to get him through. He’s a very good horse.

“Ed has campaigned him really well and he felt tip-top today.”

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