Betfred Glorious Stakes
Course and distance form is invaluable at any track, but when the course has unique characteristics, that form is doubly significant and the fact that THE CORSICAN is 2-2 on the Sussex Downs means he looks the one to be on in the opener on day four of Glorious Goodwood.
The slight doubt is the trip, as all his form to date is over 1m 2f, but he did stay on well at the death at Royal Ascot last time out, suggesting he is ready to tackle the extra 2f here.
Not only do Sky Bet offer the best odds on our selection, but they are also offering to refund losing bets, up to £25, if your horse finishes second in the opener.
|The Corsican (win)||2.00 Goodwood||2/1||Sky Bet|
Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes
The Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes that follows looks a real cracker with it being possible to make a case for all ten runners, including 100/1 rank outsider Crescent.
Plenty of eyes will be on the highly regarded Convey, who is one from one so far in his fledgling career, whilst Latharnach is the form pick and a worthy favourite, but we like HATHAL and MALABAR.
Hathal is also lightly raced and the form of his first two starts (when he finished second and first) couldn’t be working out much better. He was well beaten in the Jersey Stakes last time, but looked in need of this extra furlong that day and he remains open to plenty of improvement.
Malabar has been mixing it with the best fillies around and should enjoy a slight drop in class here. She also gets a useful sex allowance and Mick Channon did us a nice favour yesterday courtesy of Jaadu.
We haven’t totally given up on Moheet and he is feared most.
|Hathal (ew)||2.35 Goodwood||14/1||Bet365, Sky Bet|
|Malabar (ew)||2.35 Goodwood||10/1||Bet365, William Hill, BetVictor|
The day’s big handicap is the Betfred Mile and luck in running is bound to play a part with plenty of hold up performers in the line-up.
As long as the ground hasn’t dried out too much, we like CHILL THE KITE and LOVING SPIRIT.
The former often runs well in these big handicaps, but he has to be delivered fast and late, whilst we tipped the latter last time out when he failed to see out the longest trip he has tried in his career to date.
We still think his new trainer, Richard Fahey, can get more out of him and the drop back to a mile may see him do just that here.
David O’Meara is also likely to have a say in proceedings and we were tempted by Fort Bastion who looks significantly over-priced. Slight preference, though, is for the in-form TWO FOR TWO. He won’t mind the underfoot conditions drying out and he was very impressive when winning last time out.
|Chill The Kite||3.10 Goodwood||14/1||Sky Bet|
|Loving Spirit||3.10 Goodwood||20/1||Bet365, Sky Bet, Ladbrokes|
|Two For Two||3.10 Goodwood||16/1||Bet365|
King George Stakes
The day’s big prize is the King George Stakes for the speedsters over 5f.
Out Do and Cotai Glory were first and third at York last time out and either or both should be involved at the death again here, but in the hope that Edward Lynham has now found the key to him we are going to take them on with MOVIESTA.
The horse won this race for Bryan Smart two years ago and hinted at a return to form last time out.
With plenty of them in the line-up, the race won’t be an easy one for front runners, but given his price we still think it worth backing up our main selection with a wager on the French raider, GOKEN.
He didn’t seem to stay in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot over 6f last time out and he could cause an upset here by taking advantage of a handy three year old allowance.
Paddy Power offer 4 places for each-way bets on this race (3 places elsewhere).
|Moviesta (ew)||3.45 Goodwood||13/2||Paddy Power|
|Goken (ew)||3.45 Goodwood||25/1||Paddy Power|
Out tips in the later races are:
|Belvoir Bay (ew)||4.20 Goodwood||5/1||Sportingbet|
|Aleator (ew)||5.30 Goodwood||9/1||Bet365, Sky Bet, Sportingbet|