Once again we preview the four Glorious Goodwood races televised on Channel 4 today, having found you two winners (9/1 and 5/2), plus a second (8/1) yesterday.
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Day two opens up with the Goodwood Stakes for stayers over 2m 5f and, despite not holding any secrets from the handicapper, MOSCATO looks a solid each-way option. Unlike most of his rivals, he has proven stamina, although he is his own worst enemy as he keeps running well without winning. Hopefully he can eek out a bit more improvement over this extended trip now back on a sound surface.
Market leader The Cashel Man looks a massive danger, whilst Oceane and Percy Veer were also shortlisted, but there is every chance we could get a big price winner and the one at longer odds that we like is DIAMOND JOEL.
As only a four year old, he is less exposed than many of these and it will be interesting to see how he handles this new trip. He was extremely consistent last year and ran well over 2m on his comeback at Chester recently, an effort that should have put him spot on for this.
Bet365 are offering 5 places for each-way bet on this race (4 places elsewhere).
|Moscato (ew)||2.00 Goodwood||8/1||Bet365|
|Diamond Joel (ew)||2.00 Goodwood||16/1||Bet365|
The Gordon Stakes is the day’s first Group race.
Derby runners Ulysses and SHOGUN are amongst the runners, and we are going to give one last chance to the latter in the hope that Aiden O’Brien’s runner will finally show his true colours now encountering quick ground.
O’Brien is a master at eventually getting the best out of all of his horses and there is clearly more to come from this beautifully bred colt.
|Shogun (ew)||2.35 Goodwood||6/1||Bet365|
The Sussex Stakes is always one of the highlights of the meeting and O’Brien can take this too, courtesy of THE GURKHA.
We tipped him to win the Eclipse last time out and he came there strongly to win that race at the furlong pole only to get outstayed by Hawkbill. This may prove to be his best trip as he moves so well in his races.
Plenty of his rivals would prefer give in the ground so the main danger may be LIGHTNING SPEAR, who will only be having his second start for David Simcock.
He ran a blinder on his comeback at Royal Ascot for his new trainer and, with Simcock believing he’ll prefer better ground than they raced on that day, he looks a good each-way alternative.
|The Gurkha (win)||3.10 Goodwood||2/1||Bet365|
|Lightning Spear (ew)||3.10 Goodwood||14/1||Bet365|
There is every chance that SPORTSMANSHIP can finish off a stellar day for the Coolmore operation by taking the Molecomb.
This is a real speed test for 2 year olds and although this horse won over 6f last time out he has shown plenty of pace in all of his starts so far to suggest this test will suit him down to the ground.
At a bigger price, throw a few quid at KYLLANG ROCK for the in form James Tate. This horse confirmed the promise of his debut run when winning next time out.
Yalta and Global Applause are also worthy of consideration.
|Sportsmanship (ew)||3.45 Goodwood||5/1||Bet365|
|Kyllang Rock (ew)||3.45 Goodwood||18/1||Bet365|
Over at Galway, today sees the feature of their summer festival, the Galway Plate.
Road To Riches‘ presence in the line-up shows the quality of the contest and we hope the valuable prize can go to an English raider in the shape of JUNCTION FOURTEEN.
Emma Lavelle had a season to forget last year, but has moved stables and not looked back since with four winners from her last seven runners.
Despite her troubles last campaign, this horse was able to win three of his four starts and he can continue that progression here. The ground should be ideal and he will hopefully improve for the slightly longer trip.
One horse who will definitely see out the contest well is SHANTOU FLYER and he looks next best with the only concern being the form of his yard.
He has been amateur ridden in his recent races, but he has Adrian Heskin on board today and with course winning form also in the bag there is plenty to like about his chances as he ground looks set to be perfect for him.
The dangers are almost endless with Killer Crow, Clarcam and Ballycasey all particularly feared.
|Junction Fourteen (ew)||5.30 Galway||12/1||Paddy Power|
|Shantou Flyer (ew)||5.30 Galway||14/1||Bet365, Paddy Power|