Johnston celebrates Celebration Mile victory

Mark Johnston at Goodwood   Picture by Malcolm Wells 142231
Mark Johnston at Goodwood Picture by Malcolm Wells 142231
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Mark Johnston’s superb Goodwood season continued when Bow Creek landed the Doom Bars Celebration mile on day two of the August Bank Holiday festival.

Joe Fanning guided the 9/2 three-year-old – tipped on this website on Saturday morning – to a length-and-a-half victory over Richard Hannon’s 66/1 shot Emell to take the Group 2 prize, which is Goodwood’s biggest race outside of Glorious.

It came just after Johnston had seen Royston Ffrench land the 32Red Stakes on 16/1 starter Almargo.

Richard Hughes was also back in the winner’s enclosure a day after a victory and his ice-bucket challenge at Goodwood, taking the opener of day two, the Group 3 Whiteley Clinic Prestige Stakes, on 13/8 favourite Malabar for Mick Channon.

The final day of the festival includes another feast of family entertainment and a seven-race card, topped off the by the Group 3 Supreme Stakes.

Our Sunday tips: 2.00 Hawkmeister, 2.30 Bishop Wulstan, 3.05 Madeed, 3.40 Living Leader, 4.15 Muteela, 4.45 Spirit of the Union, 5.15 By Rights.