By George - Harrison’s out for a hat-trick at Glorious Goodwood

Mick Easterby was celebrating Stewards' Cup success in 2011 with Hoof It - he's back with the same horse in the same race this time  Picture by Malcolm Wells 112627-5497
Mick Easterby was celebrating Stewards' Cup success in 2011 with Hoof It - he's back with the same horse in the same race this time Picture by Malcolm Wells 112627-5497

Harrison George will be chasing a hat-trick when he lines up in the £100,000 Stewards’ Cup over six furlongs on the final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 3.

The PJ O’Gorman-trained eight-year-old is one of 121 horses who remain in the famous six-furlong heritage handicap following the scratching stage.

Harrison George recorded his first success for almost three years in a valuable handicap at Nottingham on June 13, with the application of first-time blinkers, and followed up with a comfortable length and a quarter victory at Leicester on June 27. Natasha Eaton, a 5lb claiming apprentice, was in the saddle on both occasions.

Newmarket-based O’Gorman reported: “Harrison George will have a racecourse gallop between now and Goodwood and it looks as if he has a good chance of getting into the Stewards’ Cup.

“At the minute, it looks like we will be taking him to Lingfield next week, where he will work with Monsieur Chevalier, but that is still a little bit up in the air at the moment.

“He has been fine since Leicester and the blinkers and Natasha seemed to have made a big difference.

“He is a nice horse and we put the blinkers on because I was bit surprised that he was getting beat. He didn’t seem to be quite finishing his races off and he wasn’t blowing hard afterwards either so we thought we’d change something.

“Natasha has also made a massive difference. She rode him once at Lingfield and he nearly fell over coming out of the gate and ripped a shoe off but still battled hard to finish second. He obviously prefers her to the likes of Kieren Fallon or Martin Dwyer.

“He is eight now and has had foot problems so he probably won’t be getting back to quite where he was. They can lose interest and that’s why I haven’t run him again because, while this combination is working, I didn’t want to disappoint him and the Stewards’ Cup would be a lovely race to win.

“He has run well at Goodwood in the past so the track is fine and I would be hopeful of a good performance.”

There is a maximum field of 28 for the Stewards’ Cup, which has a £35,000 consolation race (the Stewards’ Sprint Handicap) as the first race on the final day of Glorious Goodwood, and Harrison George, with 8st 9lb, is at the moment number 40 in the list of potential runners.

O’Gorman only has a small number of horses in his care but boasts a Glorious Goodwood winner - Albaqaa in 2011 - and this year has already equalled his best tally of five winners in a year.

Also among the horses going forward for the Stewards’ Cup is top-weight Hoof It, who triumphed under 10st in 2011 for Yorkshire trainer Mick Easterby and owners Lee Westwood and Chubby Chandler, last year’s winner Hawkeyethenoo, trained in Scotland by Jim Goldie, Wokingham Handicap scorer York Glory and Dean Ivory’s lightly-raced five-year-old Tropics.

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Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. 3.50pm, Goodwood, Saturday, August 3, 2013. Six furlongs. For three-year-olds and upwards. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 8st. Penalties, after July 6, a winner 6lb.Entries closed, July 2, entries revealed, July 3 (128 entries), weights revealed July 10, scratchings deadline noon, July 16 (121 remain), five-day confirmation stage Monday, July 29. Final declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, August 1. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 15. May not include some overseas form. The top-weight is rated 112.

HOOF IT 6-9-12 Chubby Chandler & Lee Westwood Mick Easterby

YORK GLORY (USA) 5-9-09 Salman Rashed & Mohamed Khalifa Kevin Ryan

HAMZA (IRE) 4-9-09 Mubarak Al Naemi Kevin Ryan

HAWKEYETHENOO (IRE) 7-9-08 Johnnie Delta Racing Jim Goldie

TIDDLIWINKS 7-9-07 Exors of the late Guy Reed Kevin Ryan

MASAMAH (IRE) 7-9-06 (6lb Ex) Dr Marwan Koukash Marco Botti

JIMMY STYLES 9-9-05 Gwyn Powell and Peter Ridgers Clive Cox

REX IMPERATOR 4-9-04 George Turner William Haggas

HUMIDOR (IRE) 6-9-04 Delancey George Baker

DINKUM DIAMOND (IRE) 5-9-03 Eight Star Syndicate Henry Candy

SHROPSHIRE (IRE) 5-9-03 Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright Charlie Hills

SMOOTHTALKINRASCAL (IRE) 3-9-02 Cheveley Park Stud David O’Meara

SIRIUS PROSPECT (USA) 5-9-02 Miss N Yarrow Dean Ivory

FACE THE PROBLEM (IRE) 5-9-01 Dr Marwan Koukash Jamie Osborne

DUTCH MASTERPIECE 3-9-01 Richard Green Gary Moore

BLAINE 3-9-00 Matt & Lauren Morgan Kevin Ryan

DUBAWI SOUND 5-9-00 Pearl Bloodstock Ltd David Brown

TROPICS (USA) 5-9-00 Dean Ivory Dean Ivory

HALLELUJAH 5-9-00 CLS (Chippenham) Limited James Fanshawe

LOUIS THE PIOUS 5-9-00 F Gillespie David O’Meara

PRODIGALITY 5-9-00 Paul Moulton Ron Harris

REGAL PARADE 9-9-00 Dab Hand Racing Milton Bradley

ROYAL ROCK 9-9-00 Ms Aida Fustoq Chris Wall

NINJAGO 3-8-13 J Palmer-Brown & Potensis Ltd Richard Hannon

JOE EILE (IRE) 5-8-13 HB Partnership Ger Lyons IRE

SECRET WITNESS 7-8-12 Paul Moulton Ron Harris

EXCELLENT GUEST 6-8-12 John Guest Racing George Margarson

AJJAADD (USA) 7-8-12 Katy & Lol Pratt Ted Powell

FREE ZONE 4-8-12 Fromthestables.Com Racing Bryan Smart

BURWAAZ 4-8-11 Hamdan Al Maktoum Ed Dunlop

HEAVEN’S GUEST (IRE) 3-8-10 (6lb Ex) J K Shannon & M A Scaife Richard Fahey

POLSKI MAX 3-8-10 Market Avenue Racing & Tremousser Richard Fahey

BURN THE BOATS (IRE) 4-8-10 D Spratt Ger Lyons IRE

CONFESSIONAL 6-8-10 Terry & Margaret Holdcroft Tim Easterby

PABUSAR 5-8-09 Ken Gundlach Jamie Osborne

RACY 6-8-09 Koo’s Racing Club Brian Ellison

TAAJUB (IRE) 6-8-09 Peter Crate Peter Crate

DR RED EYE 5-8-09 The Red Eye Partnership Scott Dixon

MAC’S POWER (IRE) 7-8-09 Broughton Thermal Insulation Willie Musson

HARRISON GEORGE (IRE) 8-8-09 Racing To The Max P J O’Gorman

ZERO MONEY (IRE) 7-8-09 Kremlin Cottage III Hugo Palmer

STONEFIELD FLYER 4-8-09 G R Leckie Keith Dalgleish

WHOZTHECAT (IRE) 6-8-09 Simon Bean Declan Carroll

MOVIESTA (USA) 3-8-08 Redknapp, Salthouse & Fiddes Bryan Smart

BACCARAT (IRE) 4-8-08 Sir Robert Ogden Richard Fahey

RODRIGO DE TORRES 6-8-07 Brian Morton David Nicholls

ENROL 4-8-07 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute

YEEOOW (IRE) 4-8-07 R Lee & Elaine Burke Elaine Burke

SEEKING MAGIC 5-8-07 The Seekers Clive Cox

GOLDREAM 4-8-07 J Sargeant & Mrs J Morley Robert Cowell

EL VIENTO (FR) 5-8-06 John Nicholls Ltd/David Kilburn Richard Fahey

GRAMERCY (IRE) 6-8-06 Dr Marwan Koukash David Simcock

THUNDERBALL 7-8-05 The Doncaster Racing Club Scott Dixon

OUT DO 4-8-05 Leonidas Marinopoulos Luca Cumani

HEAVY METAL 3-8-05 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

DICK BOS 4-8-05 Middleham Park Racing III & Partners David O’Meara

BARNET FAIR 5-8-05 Donald Wheatley Richard Guest

NASSAU STORM 4-8-04 The Oil Men Partnership William Knight

SACROSANCTUS 5-8-04 Paul Dixon Scott Dixon

BAJAN TRYST (USA) 7-8-04 Margaret Forsyth & Rebecca Hillen Kevin Ryan

HEAD OF STEAM (USA) 6-8-04 George Materna Amanda Perrett

LA FORTUNATA 6-8-04 James Patton Mike Murphy

CHARLOTTE ROSINA 4-8-04 Homecroft Wealth Racing Roger Teal

TAX FREE (IRE) 11-8-04 David Nicholls & Mrs J Love David Nicholls

SUMMERINTHECITY (IRE) 6-8-03 Dr Marwan Koukash David Nicholls

TAKE COVER 6-8-03 Norcroft Park Stud David Griffiths

SIR MAXIMILIAN (IRE) 4-8-03 Paul Wildes Ian Williams

MISSISSIPPI 4-8-02 Laurence O’Kane David Barron

GRISSOM (IRE) 7-8-02 Jim & Helen Bowers Tim Easterby

ABOVE STANDARD (IRE) 5-8-02 A Saha Mick Easterby

BABY STRANGE 9-8-01 Market Avenue Racing Club Ltd Derek Shaw

PISCEAN (USA) 8-8-01 Andrew Duffield Tom Keddy

VINCENTTI (IRE) 3-8-01 Robert & Nina Bailey Ron Harris

ARCTIC FEELING (IRE) 5-8-00 Percy / Green Racing 2 Richard Fahey

FARLOW (IRE) 5-8-00 Red Sky Partnership 1 Richard Fahey

AMADEUS WOLFE TONE (IRE) 4-7-13 B T McDonald Jamie Osborne

DOMINATE 3-7-13 Godfrey Wilson Richard Hannon

TITUS GENT 8-7-13 Guy Carstairs and Rock & Rollers Jeremy Gask

BURNING BLAZE 3-7-13 Qatar Racing Limited Kevin Ryan

MISTER MANANNAN (IRE) 6-7-13 Mrs M Schofield David Nicholls

CHOOSEDAY (IRE) 4-7-13 Mrs S J Barker Kevin Ryan

LINKS DRIVE LADY 5-7-13 It’s Your Lucky Day Dean Ivory

FITZ FLYER (IRE) 7-7-12 Mike Browne David Nicholls

SIGNOR SASSI 4-7-11 A Brooks William Knight

JOHANNES (IRE) 10-7-11 John Nicholls Ltd/David Kilburn Richard Fahey

BEST TRIP (IRE) 6-7-11 Koo’s Racing Club Brian Ellison

TOP BOY 3-7-11 Brian Johnson (Northamptonshire) Derek Shaw

JOHNNY CASTLE 5-7-11 George Materna & John McInerney Amanda Perrett

MAJESTIC MOON (IRE) 3-7-10 (6lb Ex) James Gaffney Richard Fahey

AVON BREEZE 4-7-10 Grange Park Racing II & Partner Richard Whitaker

TAROOQ (USA) 7-7-10 The Tarooq Partnership Stuart Williams

PERSONAL TOUCH 4-7-09 Nicholas Wrigley & Kevin Hart Richard Fahey

EXTRASOLAR 3-7-09 Odile Griffith & John Connolly Amanda Perrett

MILLY’S GIFT 3-7-09 Ken Lock Racing Clive Cox

STORM MOON (USA) 3-7-09 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

FREDDY WITH A Y (IRE) 3-7-09 Mrs M J George Gary Moore

SHORE STEP (IRE) 3-7-09 Jon and Julia Aisbitt Mick Channon

APOLLO D’NEGRO (IRE) 5-7-08 Gwyn Powell and Peter Ridgers Clive Cox

NOVERRE TO GO (IRE) 7-7-07 Robert & Nina Bailey Ron Harris

PEA SHOOTER 4-7-07 Margaret Forsyth Kevin Ryan

PICTURE DEALER 4-7-07 Richard Green Gary Moore

THREES GRAND 3-7-06 Paul Dixon &Jayne Jackson Scott Dixon

ROTHESAY CHANCER 5-7-06 Discovery Racing Club 2 Jim Goldie

NOVELLEN LAD (IRE) 8-7-06 Johnson & Broughton Willie Musson

HAMOODY (USA) 9-7-06 Hart Inn I David Nicholls

TIME AND PLACE 3-7-05 Mel Roberts & Ms Nicola Meese 1 Richard Fahey

BONNIE CHARLIE 7-7-05 Gaga Syndicate David Nicholls

ALNOOMAAS (IRE) 4-7-04 Mark Benton Luke Dace

ROCKET ROB (IRE) 7-7-04 John Searchfield Willie Musson

TATLISU (IRE) 3-7-04 Middleham Park Racing LIV Richard Fahey

TANGO SKY (IRE) 4-7-04 Dr Marwan Koukash David Nicholls

SUNNY SIDE UP (IRE) 4-7-03 Jim McGrath, Roger & Dianne Trevitt Richard Fahey

DECENT FELLA (IRE) 7-7-03 Violet Jordan

RASAMAN (IRE) 9-7-03 Paul Moulton Jim Goldie

GRAND DENIAL (IRE) 3-7-02 Alan Craddock Clive Cox

RIGHT TOUCH 3-7-01 Nicholas Wrigley & Kevin Hart Richard Fahey

LUNAR DEITY 4-7-01 Eden Racing (III) Eve Johnson Houghton

BURNHOPE 4-7-00 Ontoawinner 4 Scott Dixon

INDEGO BLUES 4-6-13 Pinnacle Indesatchel Partnership David Nicholls

KUANYAO (IRE) 7-6-09 Matt & Lauren Morgan David Nicholls

MAJESTIC MANANNAN (IRE) 4-6-09 Mark & Maureen Schofield David Nicholls