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Glorious Goodwood 2018 – Day 4 Tips

The fourth day of the Goodwood festival kicks off with the Glorious Stakes, a Group 3 over a mile and a half.

Bombay Sapphire Glorious Stakes     

Of the seven strong field, only three can be ruled out with any real confidence and there is little to choose between the front four in the market.

In the end, we think MIRAGE DANCER just has the strongest credentials, given his course and distance form and the fact that his trainer, Sir Michael Stoute, likes to target this race.

Eminent looks to be returning to form for Martyn Meade, and that makes him a big danger, but the track may not suit, so Red Verdon and another course winner, Second Step, may chase the selection home.

Mirage Dancer (win)1.50 Goodwood2/1Bet365

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Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes     

There’s an even smaller field for the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes, where Threading looks the one to beat if able to bounce back to form after a disappointing run in the Falmouth last time out.

However, a safer option might be THREEANDFOURPENCE, who seems to be running into form for Aiden O’Brien. He had a nice confidence booster last time out.

Glorious Journey was also on the shortlist. He underperformed at Royal Ascot, but could be the value here if he can run to the level that saw him just headed close home in a Group 3 at Chantilly in May.

Threeandfourpence (win)2.25 Goodwood7/2Bet365

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Unibet Golden Mile Handicap     

The day’s big betting heat is the Golden Mile and this looks a cracking race for punters to get stuck into.

The draw will be important as anything berthed too wide will find it very hard to get a decent passage into the race. With that in mind, the three we like are SOUTH SEAS, who is a Group winner in a handicap and who hinted at a return to form in handicap company last time out, HORS DE COMBAT, who loves these big field handicaps on decent ground, and SHADY MCCOY, who has a great record around here and has run very well in two similar races recently.

Cape Byron and Borderforce are others to consider.

South Seas (ew)3.00 Goodwood9/1Ladbrokes
Hors De Combat (ew)3.00 Goodwood18/1Betfair
Shady McCoy (ew)3.00 Goodwood28/1Ladbrokes

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King George Qatar Stakes     

The last race on ITV is the Qatar Stakes, where Battaash is clearly the one to beat. He looks primed for a massive run, but is no sort of price so we would suggest taking him on with Havana Grey and Kachy.

After a decent two year old career, HAVANA GREY looked to be developing into a sprinter to follow after his win at the Curragh last time out. He is another course and distance winner, which is a big plus given this circuit’s unique undulations.

KACHY is a real speed ball, so this fast five furlongs should play to his strengths. He loves to free wheel from the front and so had no chance when missing the break in the King’s Stand last time out.

Havana Grey (ew)3.35 Goodwood8/1Coral
Kachy (ew)3.35 Goodwood11/1Coral

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