4 To Observe: Superb Goodwood – Day 4

Four To Follow: Glorious Goodwood – Day Four

We’ve had some unhealthy luck up to now couple of days. However now we all know; the bottom shall be tender on Friday, and yesterday’s racing confirmed the place the higher floor is. Blue Rose Cen couldn’t discover a hole as all of the jockeys poured to the far aspect rail to disclaim her a British Group One. However that was yesterday, and right now we’re again, with 4 extra at Goodwood.



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2:25 – Thoroughbred Stakes (Group Three) – Docklands @ 9/2 (Normal)

Docklands has been on an upwards trajectory this season. Successful the Brittania at Royal Ascot meant he climbed up the weights once more and now finds himself in group firm. Nonetheless, it was over tender floor the place he made his largest affect, profitable by six-and-a-half lengths at Ascot in Might.

And he received’t thoughts the sharpness of the Goodwood observe, having conquered Kempton and misplaced by a neck at Haydock as a two-year-old. With Nostrum odds-on, and he has by no means raced on floor softer than good, he makes good sense.

Regulate Jessie Harrington’s Daring Discovery in stall 4, as he has carried out properly at comparable ranges on tender/heavy floor over in Eire, and 14/1 (Normal) appears too massive of a worth.



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3:00 – Golden Mile H’cap (Heritage H’cap) – Awaal @ 11/1 (BetVictor, Boylesports)

Simon & Ed Crisford have had a really quiet season, however they’ve a well-handicapped runner right here. Awaal has an important document on tender/heavy floor, operating in second within the Lincoln in March. He then went on to complete third in his subsequent two British races, and now has a helpful claimer on board in Harry Davies. Cheeckpieces are on him for the primary time, which can sharpen him up and provides him a strong likelihood, if he can overcome stall 12 and get to the far aspect within the straight.

David O’Meara has an important document within the Golden Mile, profitable two out of the final three. And he’s decided to maintain that document going with six runners within the race. The one I’m siding with is Bopedro. He’s been racing over seven furlongs within the first half of the season, however steps as much as a mile when the bottom has bought softer. His mark of 100 won’t be a profitable one, however situations are appropriate for him to be up there on the end, and a strong each-way likelihood at 20/1 (Boylesports).

There’s additionally some likelihood for Johan, making his seasonal reappearance. It appears the situations haven’t been excellent for him, and now William Haggas has felt the time is true. While Lattam takes the limelight, Johan may run much like his 2022 Lincoln win which got here off a pound decrease than his mark right now. 28/1 (William Hill) is a steal of a worth.




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3:35 – King George Qatar Stakes (Group Two) – Highfield Princess @ 10/11 (Normal)

Highfield Princess is a high-quality horse. However she hasn’t been displaying it on naked kind. However she was unfortunate up at York, and each runs at Ascot. The drop down at school will assist, and the tender floor received’t be an issue to her. She’s drawn close to the tempo in stall three, with Ponntos in stall 5. With Highfield Princess drawn close to in direction of the place the higher floor could also be, she has improbable likelihood to get her first win of the season.

Hold an eye fixed out for Nymphadora, who’s bettering on a regular basis, and confirmed her class at Sandown. Comfortable floor received’t be an issue, and might make an excellent step up at school and preserve bettering. 16/1 (BetVictor, BetUK) is a cracking worth.



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4:10 – L’Ormarins King’s Plate Superb Stakes (Group Three) – Hamish @ 4/5 (Normal)

Hamish prevented the conflict of the generations final week, and has opted to come back right here. Which supplies him a a lot better likelihood, and his excellent situations. Hopefully it received’t be lengthy earlier than we see him step as much as Group Two’s and One’s later this season.

Ending in behind him, Epictetus has bought first time cheeckpieces on, and will relish this decrease grade, and softer situations are good to him, though he ran a stellar race at York on good-to-firm.

And Epic Poet was a constant runner in France, earlier than transferring to Freddie and Martyn Meade’s. His run at Newbury was a little bit of blow out, however may bounce again over an extra journey on tender floor and a sharper take a look at at Goodwood.

These three may make a helpful tricast.

The easiest of luck!


Author: Patrick Thomas