Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Goodwood Can Bring Solace to Stoute

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Goodwood Can Bring Solace to Stoute

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SIR Michael Stoute can s gain some solace for Workforce's reverse at Ascot on Saturday by nailing a keynote victory at Glorious Goodwood.

Last season's Derby and Arc winner was hamstrung by being struck into in the King George, after which he veered as larmingly left, eventually finishing second.

But in Fiorente, Stoute has just the horse to provide the Freemason Lodge team with a soothing pick-me-up. s

The deeply progressive colt takes the plunge in the bet365 Gordon Stakes, which Stoute has claimed four times in the last 10 years.

Like Conduit, who won the race three years ago, Fiorente belongs to Ballymacoll Stud, and possesses a similarly accomplished profile to the 2008 St Leger winner.

That theory was strengthened in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot when he stayed on with real purpose from the rear of the field to take second behind Nathaniel, Workforce's nemesis in the King George.

Although he clearly goes well with cut in the ground, Fiorente won a Newbury maiden in May on a brisk surface, so conditions on the Sussex Downs look ideal. …

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