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Lennox Stakes: Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

Goodwood races
The Group 2 Lennox Stakes is one of the feature races on day one of Glorious Goodwood

"He was beaten only by a proven Group 1 performer that day, and is one to take very seriously here with the return to this shorter trip likely to suit."

Timeform on Zaaki

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to Tuesday's Lennox Stakes at Goodwood, and pick out their 1-2-3...

1. Breton Rock (David Simcock/Andrea Atzeni)
Heading into the twilight of his career now as a nine-year-old, but he's still capable of some smart form, and was a surprise winner of this back in 2017. He ran with plenty of credit to finish third at long odds last year, and although he will likely find one or two too good once again this term, it would be no surprise to see him challenge for place honours once again.

2. Donjuan Triumphant (Andrew Balding/Silvestre De Sousa)
Ran a big race to finish fourth in this 12 months ago from a poor draw, and he has produced several smart efforts since, including when winning a listed event over six furlongs at Doncaster last November. He would need to improve on what he's shown so far this term to have serious claims, however.

3. Flaming Spear (Dean Ivory/Joey Haynes)
Has done the vast majority of his racing in handicap company, but has taken steady strides forward since joining the Dean Ivory team, winning a big pot over C&D at the end of last August. He signed off by returning to winning a listed race over a mile at Kempton last November, and although we haven't seen him since, he is entitled to plenty of respect nonetheless - particularly if fully tuned up.

4. Hey Gaman (James Tate/Frankie Dettori)
Likeable front-runner who's been in top form in three starts over this trip so far this term, picking up a first pattern success at Longchamp in May, before finishing a fine second in the Group 2 Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh last time out, when only collared inside the final 100 yards. His draw in Stall 5 is a fair one, and he could take some pegging back if getting a good start.

5. Sir Dancealot (David Elsworth/Gerald Mosse)
Thrived on a busy campaign last term, picking up four wins, including in this race. He's found life tough in stronger races since, and although the return to seven furlongs should help his cause, he was laboured when dropped back into listed company at York last time and others make more appeal.

6. Speak In Colours (Joseph O'Brien/W.M. Lordan)
Smart performer who produced a fine effort to finish fourth in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot in June, before capitalising on the drop in class to win a listed contest at the Curragh just 7 days later. He's well worth a crack at this longer trip, though others hold stronger claims.

7. Suedois (David O'Meara/Adam Kirby)
Consistent type who has gone close in each of the last two renewals of this, finishing third here in 2017, before getting caught on the line by Sir Dancelot 12 months ago. He arrives here on the back of a fine third in the Summer Mile Stakes at Ascot last time and although his losing run stretches back to October 2017 - he is shortlist material back at seven furlongs with cheekpieces tried.

8. Zaaki (Sir Michael Stoute/Ryan Moore)
Has returned an improved model in three starts as a four-year-old so far this term, winning a listed race at Ascot and the Group 3 Diomed Stakes at Epsom, before just being denied the hat-trick when second in the Summer Mile Stakes last time out. He was beaten only by a proven Group 1 performer that day, and is one to take very seriously here with the return to this shorter trip likely to suit.

9. Pretty Baby (William Haggas/Tom Marquand)
Prolific four-year-old who made it five wins from seven starts when knuckling down well to win a Group 3 contest over this trip on reappearance at Lingfield in May. She seemingly wasn't on a going day when well beaten in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot last time, however, and would need to improve on what she's shown so far to have serious claims here.

10. Space Traveller (Richard Fahey/Daniel Tudhope)
Showed much-improved form to win the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot over this trip last month, producing a smart performance to win readily. He needs to confirm that improvement here, but will be suited by likely strong pace and must enter calculations.

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