AMANDA Perrett registered her seventh Goodwood Festival winner courtesy of 9/1 shot You’re Hired in the Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap over one mile two furlongs ridden by Martin Dwyer.
Entering the final furlong, the son of Dalakhani ran on to snatch the lead in the closing stages and won by a head from Ode To Evening , with Stargazer who was a further head back in third.
Amanda Perrett said: “It’s great to have a winner at my local track. It’s so special for owner George Materna, to have a winner here.The owners have been very patient with this horse. He had a problem earlier in the year and they didn’t ever rush us at any stage.
“We just about managed to squeeze in the race at Salisbury where he won by a neck on July 9, to get him handicapped and it’s fantastic.
“You’re Hired was pretty flat out right from the word go and only got up in the last strides of the line at Salisbury.
“He just showed his inexperience by hanging quite badly left-handed but with an experienced jockey on top he was where we needed him to be at the right time. Martin also did the weight thankfully.
“You’re Hired is by Dalakhani so I don’t think we were expecting him to be particularly precocious. His half-brother by Frankel (Seven Heavens) won first time out for Prince Khalid Abdullah. It is a wonderful Cheveley Park family and we are very lucky to buy into it.”
This was her 68th Goodwood success, and Amanda Perrett suggested the colt might return to the Sussex venue during August.