Double for Tudhope as Titan Rock registers first success

Jockey Danny Tudhope recorded a 229/1 double on day five of the Qatar Goodwood Festival as 9/1 chance Titan Rock (John Quinn) claimed the British EBF Maiden over seven furlongs.

The two-year-old Belardo colt had finished fourth on debut at Haydock on 18 July and showed the benefit of that experience as he ran on well in the final furlong to score by half a length from 66/1 chance Raging Rascal (Tom Ward/Harry Bentley).

Tudhope, successful earlier in the afternoon on Summerghand in the Unibet Stewards’ Cup, said: “It was a nice performance from Titan Rock.

“He travelled into the race really well and picked up nicely – he felt like a nice horse to me.

“He is still a nervous horse who is improving, but he is going to get better.

“Whatever Titan Rock does at the moment is a bonus.”

Trainer John Quinn said: “Titan Rock ran really well at Haydock; he didn’t blow the start, he just went back on his bum when the gates opened and they were gone, and the ground was soft and I think he handled it, but I think he preferred better ground. He is a horse we like.

“He was eligible for the Book One bonus here, so that is massive, and that was on today’s race, hence we brought him here, but we felt he was good enough to come here. We will have a look and a think now. He is a fine big animal; a nice colt.”

4.40pm British European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Stakes 7f

1 Titan Rock – John Quinn 2-9-00 Danny Tudhope 9/1

2 Raging Rascal – Tom Ward 2-9-00 Harry Bentley 66/1

3 Longlai – Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Silvestre De Sousa 17/2

Winner owned by Ross Harmon & Partner

Breeding: b c Belardo (IRE) – Frabjous (Pivotal)

Breeder: Maywood Stud

9 ran

Non-Runners: Dingle (Going), Forever Forward (Going)  

2/1 Fav Golden Flame (5th)

Time: 1m 28.62s

Distances: ½, shd

Tote Win: £13.50 Places: £2.30, £9.50, £2.10 Exacta: £306.50

John Quinn – 6th winner at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

Danny Tudhope – 4th winner at the Qatar Goodwood Festival