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Ordnance Row a quick boost for Delegator; GOODWOOD.

Byline: Paul Eacott

THE form of Delegator's Totesport Celebration Mile win was franked in double-quick time yesterday, when Ordnance Row made a rapid return to the track where, 24 hours earlier, he had finished third to Godolphin's new recruit.

Ordnance Row showed no ill effects from running twice in two days, appreciating the drop in grade to win the Group 3 Supreme Stakes.

Last year's winner Express Wish and favourite Asset looked like battling out the finish as they tanked along the undulating straight, but six-year-old Ordnance Row powered home to score.

Ryan Moore, partnering the middle leg of his 100-1 treble, said: "Yesterday's race took the freshness out of him. The race set up nicely and he finished well."

The champion jockey initiated his latest winning spree by taking the opener on the well-backed top-weight Artistic License, while the 1lb overweight he put up on Marching Time made no difference as he brushed aside his rivals in the 7f handicap en route to a length-and-a-quarter win.

Eddie Ahern again found himself in trouble with the stewards, this time picking up a ten-day ban (September 16-25) after being deemed guilty of a breach of rule 156, in failing to ride out for third on Crystal Moments in the opener.

Having already been banned for 16 days this week under the totting-up procedure, Ahern, who is now due to miss September 4-25, said he could appeal against this latest decision.

He said: "I'll have a look at the video, and appeal if I think I have a chance."

Nashmiah returned to winning ways for the first time since scoring at York in May as she came out on top in a messy running of the EBF Alice Keppel Stakes.

Nashmiah has had a couple of tries in Group 1s since her last success, including in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes here at the start of the month, and that experience of the tricky Goodwood track appeared to stand her in good stead as a number of rivals met all sorts of trouble in behind her.

She came home half a length clear under Chris Catlin in the colours of Clive Brittain's biggest supporter, Saeed Manana.

Bruce Raymond, representing the winning owner, said: "She's obviously better in this grade. She ran okay at Sandown last time but gets a bit nervous in a bunch, and coming down the outside suited her."

Catlin completed a 152-1 double when Kaolak put up another bold frontrunning display in the 1m1f handicap, to make it three wins in his last four starts.

Trainer John Ryan reported the Totesport Cambridgeshire on October 3 could be the next port of call for Simon Kerr's giant three-year-old, who stands 17.1hh.

The best part of 30 years after winning the race as a rider, John Hills was back in the Goodwood winner's enclosure as both owner and trainer of Potentiale, following the Fegentri World Cup of Nations Stakes for amateur riders.

Doing the steering was Mario Baratti, representing Italy. The 20-yearold student was riding his ninth winner, having previously partnered five Flat winners and three over jumps.

Like a London bus, Hills was back in the winner's enclosure later on, when Diddums, whom he also owns, held on under Amy Scott to give the trainer a 46-1 double in the apprentices' race.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Aug 31, 2009
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