Johnston celebrates Celebration Mile victory

Mark Johnston at Goodwood   Picture by Malcolm Wells 142231
Mark Johnston at Goodwood Picture by Malcolm Wells 142231

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.