Hayley Turner reckons Boom And Bust has earned his shot at Lennox Stakes glory on day one of the Glorious festival.
And Goodwood’s racing ambassador is hoping to make her dad proud by steering the six-year-old Marcus Tregoning inmate to glory in the Group 2 contest.
Boom And Bust won the totesport Mile at the West Sussex course in 2011 but will tackle the shorter trip of seven furlongs this time out.
‘The horse deserves to take his chance in a race like that, even though he is stepping back in trip,’ said Turner.
‘He loves Goodwood and the horse should be peaking for the Lennox.
‘I rode him at home the other day and he is going well.
‘My dad comes racing with me sometimes.
‘He has been to Ascot a few times and Chester but I have said this year he has got to come to Goodwood.
‘It is a long way to come from Nottingham but he will absolutely love it.
‘It is just unique and everyone talks about it.’
One challenger the 106-rated Footstepsinthesand gelding will not have to worry about is Gordon Lord Byron.
Last year’s Prix de la Foret hero, who was far from disgraced when second to the exciting Darwin in the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday, will instead return to France in search of a second Group 1 title.
His Irish trainer Tom Hogan is considering the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville on August 4.
‘He seems to run best on flat tracks,’ admitted Hogan.
‘So we’ll rule out the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood but we might have a crack at Deauville.’