Suroor plans a Cavalry charge on Melbourne

Cavalryman, left, and Ahzeemah

Cavalryman, left, and Ahzeemah

Shantou Village on the way to another Fontwell victory / Picture by Clive Bennett

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Saeed bin Suroor has his sights set on the Melbourne Cup after Cavalryman led home a one-two for the stable in the Goodwood Cup.

The triumphant eight-year-old finished a neck ahead of Ahzeemah to take the two-mile crown at 5/1.

Reigning champion Brown Panther was third.

Now Godolphin trainer bin Suroor has his eyes on a trip Down Under.

‘Cavalryman is a good fighter,’ he said.

‘He won over two miles in Dubai on firmer ground and also won last time over a mile and a half at Newmarket on the soft.

‘He runs on any ground and is doing really well. He improves with age.

‘He is very easy to train, very simple.

‘Whatever you ask of him in the morning, he does it really well.

‘He has shown some turn of foot and now we will take him to York for the Lonsdale and then, for the end of the season, we will talk to Shiekh Mohammed but it could be the Melbourne Cup.

‘Ahzeemah could be another option as I would like to take three horses down to Australia.’

Lyn Valley won yesterday’s opening race – the Fairmont Stakes at 14/1. Missunited justified 3/1-favouritism in the Group 3 Lillie Langtry Stakes.

The Tatler Stakes went to Safety Check at 14/1.

And the final race on day three – the Qipco Apprentice Stakes – was won by Kieran Shoemark on board Angelic Upstart at 12/1.

Today’s card features the Group 2 King George Stakes (3.40pm), the Group 3 trio of the Glorious Stakes (1.55pm), Thoroughbred Stakes (2.30pm) and Oak Tree Stakes (4.50pm) and the Betfred Mile (3.05pm).

For ticket details, log on to goodwood.co.uk

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