Celebration time for Qatar
Qatar Racing got their tactics spot on as Lightning Spear relished the tempo set by Arod in the Doom Bar Celebration Mile at Goodwood.
Lightning Spear ridden by Oisin Murphy wins the Doom Bar Celebration Mile
David Simcock's stable have been in fine form and Lightning Spear bounced back from a disappointing effort in the Prix Jacques Le Marois to land this Group Two contest under Oisin Murphy.
Murphy rode a patient race as Arod and Jimmy Fortune set the fractions up front, with Toomore and Zonderland sitting in the leader's slipstream.
Favourite Thikriyaat was last and never going at any stage, leaving Zonderland to battle with Arod for the lead inside the final furlong.
Zonderland eventually mastered Arod following a protracted duel, but the pair had no anser to the finishing kick of Lightning Spear who won going away by one-and-three-quarter lengths.
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