Harry Allwood thought a Roger Varian runner was unlucky on the opening day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival last week, while Mick Apppleby's Stewards' Cup seventh can win again - click on the result to put the horse in your tracker.
UAE Prince looked unlucky not to finish closer to Fabricate and Dark Red in the 10-furlong handicap on Tuesday. Held up off the pace, he was denied a clear run inside the final furlong when staying on before being carried left towards the finish.
He had previously finished a close fourth in the valuable John Smith’s Cup at York and seems best suited by a sound surface.
Having had only seven runs, there should be more to come from the son of Sea The Stars and he can remain competitive in similar handicaps this season.
Five-year-old Librisa Breeze was twice denied a clear run before finishing ninth behind Breton Rock in the seven-furlong feature. It would be injudicious to deem him an unlucky loser but considering the way he was travelling, he would have surely played a part in the finish.
On his previous start, he was again denied a clear run at a crucial stage when fourth behind The Tin Man in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The 32Red Sprint Cup over six furlongs at Haydock next month is a likely target for the son of Mount Nelson and the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes over the same trip at Ascot in October is also a possibility.
He is versatile ground-wise and deserves to win a valuable prize before the end of the season.
Ann Without An E, who was making her racecourse debut, ran a promising race over seven furlongs on Thursday. She was slowly into stride and showed inexperience before keeping on nicely to finish third behind the well-backed Roulette, who had the benefit of a recent run.
The daughter of Juddmonte International winner Rip Van Winkle is likely to be suited by at least a mile and is sure to appreciate a sounder surface.
Her trainer’s newcomers tend to improve for a run and I would be surprised if she cannot win a maiden by the end of the season.
Seven-year-old One Word More looked unlucky not to be at least placed off a mark of 93 in this big field handicap. He was still in last place two furlongs out and was hampered inside the final furlong before staying on strongly to finish fifth.
The son of Thousand Words is not the most consistent and has not won since 2015, but that run suggested he can win a similar handicap before the end of season.
He has gone close off a mark of 102 in the past, so is certainly well handicapped nowadays, and seems versatile ground-wise.
Tony Curtis was also luckless in the same race off a mark of 102. He was unable to get a clear run with two furlongs to go before he eventually finished strongly to be beaten less than a length behind Master The World.
He had previously finished fourth in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket over seven furlongs off the same rating. The gelding was a winner at Listed level as a two-year-old and ran respectably in Group races last season.
In my opinion, his optimum trip is a mile and there is an obvious option at York later this month. He has a big handicap in him.
The one to undoubtedly take out of the Stewards’ Cup is Danzeno, who was hampered at halfway and had to switch wide before powering home to finish seventh. He closed best of those held up on arguably an unfavourable part of the track.
He is a smart individual, having been placed at Group One level in the past and won with a bit to spare in a heritage handicap at Ascot over five furlongs on his previous start.
The Ayr Gold Cup next month is a possibility for the six-year old and he would have a big chance if he turned up in that race. I have no doubt he can land another major prize this season.