Early going news on day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2020

The going for day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2020 is:

Straight Course: Good to Firm

Round Course: Good, Good to Firm in places

Goodwood’s Clerk of the Couse Ed Arkell said: “We watered the Round Course last night, putting on six millimetres of water to make up for the 5.4 millimetres we lost yesterday through evapotranspiration.

“The forecast is for a dry, warm day with a little bit of a breeze. I would be very surprised if we didn’t put some water on the Straight Course this evening.

“Today’s highlight is the G2 King George Qatar Stakes over five furlongs where we have a very good chance of Battaash breaking his own course record [56.20s] as he seeks to win the race for the fourth time.”

GoingStick reading at 8.30am: 7.7 (7.3 Thursday, 6.9 Wednesday, 6.8 Tuesday)

Stalls

Straight Course: Stands’ Side

1m3f & 1m4f: Outside

Rest: Inside

Rail Movements

All races will be run on the inner lines.

Weather

0.75mm rain Thursday (23 July) night.

12mm rain Saturday (25 July).

2.4mm rain/drizzle Monday (27 July)

The weather is forecast to remain dry and sunny, with conditions becoming increasingly warm.

Non-runners today 

1.10pm TDN Australia Handicap

1 The First King (IRE) (Self Certificate, Pricked Foot)

1.45pm Saint Clair Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3)

10 Final Song (IRE) (Self Certificate, Colic)

3.45pm l’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes (Group 3)

6 Thundering Blue (Going)

4.55pm British European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes

4 Enoughisgoodenough (IRE) (Going)