The ground has dried out across the country overnight, but there is still plenty of soft in the going description at Goodwood, which should suit SUZIS CONNOISSEUR in the big handicap at 2.35pm.
Stuart Williams’ gelding has been knocking on the door in some decent handicaps recently, including the Stewards’ Cup here over a furlong less. Provided he stays the extra distance he should finally get his nose in front and he is well drawn too.
The same is true of CZECH IT OUT, who also has a vital low draw. He is a course specialist and ran really well at Ascot last time out. He won’t mind some give in the ground and rates the main danger to Suzi’s Connoisseur, although there are plenty of others who can be fancied, including the George Baker pair of Jack’s Revenge and Boomshackerlacker. Tatlisu and the unexposed Fox Trotter are also threats.
|Suzis Connoisseur (ew)||2.35 Goodwood||9/1||888sport|
|Czech It Out (ew)||2.35 Goodwood||9/1||Bet365|
888sport March Stakes
The best bet on the card at the Sussex track could prove to be VIVA MA FILLE in the March Stakes that follows at 3.10pm. Mark Johnston’s filly has just been beaten in top class company over longer trips recently and should enjoy the drop in trip and class. Her pedigree suggests she will cope with the ground.
|Viva Ma Fille (win)||3.10 Goodwood||3/1||Bet365, 888sport|
Fly easyJet From London Southend Airport Handicap
There is a another decent staying contest at Newmarket at 2.50pm and we think the finish can be fought out by FARQUHAR and INTENSE TANGO.
We tipped the former two starts back, but warned that day that he can blow hot and cold and, true to form, he ran no sort of race. However, he bounced back on this course last time out and will hopefully be on a going day again today as everything looks perfect for him.
Bottom weight Intense Tango showed good form as a novice over hurdles last winter and must surely be capable of winning on the level off her current mark.
|Farquhar (ew)||2.50 Newmarket||7/1||Bet365|
|Intense Tango (ew)||2.50 Newmarket||13/2||Bet365|