Buick brings up a unique milestone at sunny Goodwood

Peter Moore at Goodwood 5th September 2023

William Buick lit up Goodwood racecourse by riding his 100th career winner at the Sussex course on a blistering hot early September afternoon.
With the temperatures nudging 28%, Buick rode the 10-1 chance Liv My Life to victory in the 2-45 to bring up his landmark of victories at Goodwood.

Earlier in the day the opening race on the card a handicap for four year olds and upwards went to the Alan King trained Mount Olympus under Rossa Ryan who finished a length clear from Dundory ridden by Kevin Stott.

Oisin Murphy on board Caviar Heights rode the odds on favourite to victory in the second race of the afternoon. The race included five debutants but Caviar Heights who finished second behind Defiance on his latest outing over a mile at Sandown last month went one better with Murphy making all the running and keeping on gamely to win by a length.

Just six runners lined up for the William Hill Epic Boost Fillies Nursery Handicap Stakes with Buick getting the 10-1 shot Liv My Life home first by a length from Je Ne Sais Quoi under Cieren Fallon. The win meant Buick was two away from bringing up his century of wins in the Jockeys Championship.

The feature race of the card a 2 mile stayers event went to Daniel Muscutt on the four year old Novel Legend who just managed to hold off the challenge of the 9-4 favourite Grand Providence ridden by Hayley Turner.

Gina Mangan rose the favourite Glamorous Breeze to victory in the 3.55. Mangan rode the perfect race, coming from the back to push Glamorous Breeze to the front two furlongs out before just doing enough in the last 150 yards to hold on to win.

Richard Kingscote, despite carrying topweight, just did enough on the Sir Michael Stoute trained four year old to prevail over King Lear by a head.

The finale of the days racing went to Kieran O’Neill on board Live In The Moment at 15-2. The six year old made all the running and kept on well inside the final furlong for a winner for Alice Haynes yard in Newmarket.

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