Brighton chairman Tony Bloom’s horse Withhold is set to run in Sussex.

The eight-year-old will be in action in the Unibet three Boosts A Day Handicap at Goodwood this afternoon (1:50pm), with live coverage of the race being shown on ITV.

Withhold impressed on his previous outing finishing third out of 12 runners at Newbury when priced at 16/1.

He will be an outsider at Goodwood this afternoon being priced at 11/1 to pull off a shock win in Sussex.

Oisin Murphy will be on board Withhold once again for the contest.

The Irish jockey has already ridden a winner this week as on Wednesday he stormed to victory on Alcohol Free.

But the main event of the day comes later in the day as Battaash bids to thrill the Goodwood crowds again with an unprecedented fifth triumph in the King George Qatar Stakes.

The seven-year-old secured his place in Goodwood history when winning his fourth edition of the Group Two sprint last summer, although only a handful of people witnessed his triumph because coronavirus restrictions meant there were no racegoers on course.

Spectators are back in force on the Sussex Downs this week, though, and Battaash will be trying to regain the winning thread this afternoon (3:35pm) – after having to settle for fourth in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on his return.

Despite that two-and-a-half-length defeat, Angus Gold, racing manager for owners Shadwell Estate, was more than satisfied with Battaash’s effort after a setback during the winter had delayed his return to trainer Charlie Hills’ care.

Gold said: “It was well documented that he hadn’t been back in training long before Ascot, so it didn’t surprise me that he needed it.

“I actually thought he ran particularly well, considering.

“He showed us all his old dash was still there – he seemed very happy to be back at the races and behaved himself well.

“So there were a lot of positives to take out of it.

“They went very, very hard – he sat just behind them, came through to take it up and just blew up and got tired.

“Hopefully he has come on from that.”