started favourite on his handicap debut at Newmarket, but little more was learned about him as the pace was steady and the race ended in a sprint.
NEWMARKET: 2.35 Mary Jane, 3.10 Shablam, 3.45 Waabl
, 4.15 Ticklish, 4.45 Final Row, 5.15 Snowy Range.
Gold, racing manager to Waabl
's owner Hamdan Al Maktoum, says of the three-year-old: "He's had a series of niggling little hold-ups, which have been most frustrating for everybody, but he seems back on track and we are hopeful of a good run.
Angus Gold was on hand to witness Hamdam Al Maktoum's improving Waabl
come through a sterner test on the same ground.
She became the latest in a string of fancied horses to defect from the race after stable companion Pythios and former market leaders Sunstreak and Waabl
were all declared non-runners earlier this week after a major plunge.
The news comes after Wednesday's revelation that John Gosden's heavily backed Waabl
and the Chris Wall-trained Sunstreak would both miss the race.
, yesterday at the centre of a major market move for next week's William Hill Mile, will not run in the Goodwood race.
Hills: 8 Lonesome Dude, Pythios (from 10), Sunstreak, 10 Selfish (from 8), 12 Holly Blue, Waabl
, 14 Hawala (from 20), Hoh Steamer, Indian Lodge, Silken Dalliance, Taffs Well, 16 bar
Over on Racecourse Side, Michael Bell's Housemaster (Paul Turner) eased a length clear of his lead when put through his paces ahead of a possible crack at Monday's Tennant Caledonian Breweries Scottish Classic at Ayr, and John Gosden's Waabl
(Richard Hills) warmed up for Saturday's Foodbrokers Trophy at Newmarket with a pleasing effort.
Hills: 8 Sunstreak, Selfish, Lonesome Dude, 10 Pythios, Showboat, 12 Holly Blue, Waabl
, Calcutta, 14 bar.
Hills: 8 Sunstreak, 10 Pythios, Showboat, 12 Holly Blue, Lonesome Dude, Selfish, Waabl
, 14 Date, Hoh Steamer, Indian Lodge, Taffs Well, 16 Oriental (from 14), Peartree House (from 33), Persiano, Regal Philosopher, Swallow Flight, 20 bar.
Later on the same card, John Gosden can strike with Waabl
in the Capital Gold Maiden Stakes (7.55).