Al Karrar ran a brilliant race in defeat on only his second start yesterday.

The son of Dark Angel had won impressivley on his debut at Windsor in June, and trainer Tom Clover thought he was nice enough to go for the Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

There were 8 runners, he was drawn 6, the ground was good to firm and Jack Mitchell rode.

He jumped well and was settled behind the odds on favourite, where he travelled well for the first four furlongs,towards the rear of the field, he followed the favourite through when he made his move, and he showed a good attitude to go in between horses, kept picking up, but was held by the winner, beaten a length and a half.

This was a tremendous performance against a high quality field for only his second time on a racecourse, and it was good to see the horse show us how good we thought he was.