GLORIOUS Goodwood saw Zuhair take the spoils for a magnificent third year running in the Charlton Stakes over the minimum trip on Wednesday.

Sent down from Sessay for a repeat bid by David Nicholls, he was well ridden by wife Alex Greaves.

Zuhair has won five times from 11 runs at the course and bids today to repeat his double of two years ago by landing the Stewards Cup consolation race again. However, when trying the double last year, he was only fifth .

Stable-mate Flak Jacket was in the money in fourth behind him on Wednesday and Nicholls was also in the money in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes at Ascot's Sunday meeting, when Atlantic Viking was a close-up fourth.

Anthony Mon Amour won for him at Newcastle and, on Wednesday evening, Kempton saw Al Muallim win under Kieren Fallon.

Mark Johnston also had Goodwood success, Mister Cosmi winning under Kevin Darley on Tuesday. The Middleham trainer was very open about two-year-old Leo's Luckyman, whom he expected to win the Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes on Wednesday, but the youngster was only third to disappoint.

Tomasino was also third in the Tote Gold Trophy for the Kingsley House crew.

Johnston had fared better at Ascot earlier in the week, as Far Pavilions, owned by David Abell, won. Newmarket's Sunday fare included a win from Abluhera, while Yarmouth and Thirsk also saw winners for the yard.

Ascot's best result for the north was when amateur rider Carol Williams partnered Nigel Tinkler's Cryfield to win for the trainer, earning herself a diamond necklace into the bargain.

Goodwood nearly saw Alan Swinbank on the winner's mark, as Gracilis was beaten in the marathon Goodwood Stakes over two miles and five furlongs. However, the Melsonby trainer was in better form taking a double.


Key: All meetings are Flat on turf, except: NH = National Hunt (jumps) meetings; and AW = all-weather flat racing. * = evening meeting. f = furlong (8f = 1mile); chs = steeplechase; hdl = hurdles race; NHf = National Hunt flat race (bumper). Hb = homebred by owner.

Thursday last week. - Sedgefield NH: (hdl) Sandabar (trained by Norman Waggott, at Spennymoor; owned by Mrs J Waggott), ridden by Henry Oliver; (novice hdl) Special Promise (Patrick Haslam, Middleham; Kary-On Racing Partnership), Tony McCoyp (hdl) Noel's Pride (Malcolm Jefferson, Norton; Pride of Yorkshire Racing Club), Graham Lee; (NHf) Exstoto (Richard Fahey, Butterwick; Hb, John D Clark and Partners), Mr Paudge Whelan.

Friday. - Thirsk: (8f) Moon Royale (Denys Smith, Bishop Auckland; B Batey), Fergal Lynch; (7f) Ryders Storm (Mark Johnston, Middleham; Ryder Racing), Kevin Darley; (6f) Chantilly Myth (Tim Easterby, Great Habton; T Herbert-Jackson), Kevin Darley; (6f) Lydia's Look (Tim Etherington, Norton; Callers and Clerks), Joe Fanning; (8f) Noble Pasao (Andrew Turnell, Malton; Mrs Claire Hollowood), David Egan.

Southwell AW: (6f) Al's Me Trainer (Alan Dickman, Norton; Mike Smallman), Tony Beech.

Saturday. - Ascot: (7f Ladies) Cryfield (Nigel Tinkler, Langton; Hb, Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook), Mrs Carole Williams; (6f maiden) Far Pavilions (Mark Johnston; J David Abell), Kevin Darley.

Newcastle: (5f) Antony Mon Amour (David Nicholls, Sessay; Tony Fawcett), Adrian Nicholls.

Nottingham: (14f) Blair (Alan Swinbank, Melsonby; Leading Star Racing), D R McCabe; (8f) Sensimelia (Alan Swinbank; Leading Star Racing), Fergal Lynch; (8f) Gem Bien (Andrew Turnell; Mrs Claire Hollowood), Fergal Lynch; (10f) Sporting Gesture (Mick Easterby, Sheriff Hutton; Steve Hull), Seb Sanders; (10f) (dead heat) Lurdi (James Fanshawe), Oscar Urbina, & Impulsive Air (John Weymes, Coverham; Don Raper), J Bramhill.

Redcar: (7f) Mehmaas (Ron Barr, Stokesley; J C Garbutt), Mr Nicky Tinkler.

Sunday. - Newmarket) (10f) Albuhera (Mark Johnston; D J & F A Jackson), Kevin Darley.

Monday. - Newcastle: (6f) Tough Love (Tim Easterby; The Gordon Partnership), Willie Supple; (7f) General Hawk (Richard Fahey; J E M Hawkins Ltd), Paul Hanagan; (6f) Prix Star (Chris Fairhurst, Middleham; Hb, M J Grace), Joe Fanning.

Yarmouth*: (6f) Tigne (Mark Johnston; Hb, J R Good ), Michael Roberts.

Tuesday. - Goodwood: (6f) Mister Cosmi (Mark Johnston;l Miss Elisabetta Tulliani), Kevin Darley.

Beverley: (12f) Perpetuo (Richard Fahey; Hb, A N Barrett), Paul Hanagan; (8f) Swynford Pleasure (James Hetherton, Malton; Qualitair Holdings Ltd), Derek McGaffin; (5f) Sharp Hat (David Chapman, Stillington; Miss N F Thesiger), Tony Culhane.

Uttoxeter NH: (chs) Clair's Dancer (Andrew Turnell; Mrs Claire Hollowood), Graham Lee.

Wednesday. - Goodwood: (5f) Zuhair (David Nicholls; The Gardening Partnership), Alex Greaves.

Kempton*: (6f) Al Muallim (David Nicholls; Neil Smith), Kieren Fallon.

Leicester*: (5f) Sharp Hat (David Chapman, Stillington; Miss N F Thesiger), Tony Culhane.

Musselburgh*: (5f) Lillies Bordello (Kevin Ryan, Hambleton; Mrs Gillian Quinn), Fergal Lynch.

Thursday evening, July 19, omitted last week. - Sedge (Northern Echo chs) Specialize (Karl Burke; P A Brazier), Tony McCoy; (novice chs) Chaparro Amargoso (Brian Ellison, Malton; E J Berry ), J P McNamara; (Northern Echo novice hdl) Familie Footsteps (Alan Swinbank; Hb, Miss Angela H Sykes), Jim Crowley; (hdl) Golden Chimes (Edwin Tuer, Great Smeaton; G Tuer), Tony Dobbin.