Society Lion successful for team Stoute

Society Lion (Ryan Moore, 5/4 Fav) handed trainer Sir Michael Stoute a first winner of the week and his 81st of all-time at the Qatar Goodwood Festival when taking the seven-furlong Qatar Handicap.

The three-year-old Invincible Spirit colt, homebred by owner Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms, hit the front approaching the final and ran on well to score by a comfortable length and a quarter from Mister Snowdon (Richard Hughes/Shane Kelly, 5/1).

Steve Eastwood, representing Sir Michael Stoute, said: “That was straightforward. He did it really well and I would imagine he will step up to Group company now.”

4.10pm Qatar Handicap 7f

1 Society Lion – Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-12 Ryan Moore 5/4 Fav

2 Mister Snowdon – Richard Hughes 3-8-13 Shane Kelly 5/1

3 King Ragnar – Roger Varian 3-8-11 David Egan 5/1

Winner owned by Khalid Abdullah

Breeding: b c Invincible Spirit (IRE) – Pavlosk (USA) (Arch (USA))

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd

8 ran

Non-Runner: Cold Front (Going)

Time: 1m 26.54s

Distances: 1¼, ½

Tote Win: £1.90 Places: £1.10, £1.90, £1.40 Exacta: £9.10

Sir Michael Stoute – 81st winner at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

Ryan Moore – 52nd winner at the Qatar Goodwood Festival