4 To Observe: Superb Goodwood & Galway – Day Three

Four To Follow: Glorious Goodwood & Galway – Day Three

Yesterday was a tough day for all punters. We noticed rain, rain and extra rain down in Sussex and noticed some juicy costs with Magical Sundown and The Goat coming in at 18/1 and 25/1 respectively (Good work Neil).

However we noticed Paddington hold racking up the winnings with a dominant show within the Sussex Stakes. Right here’s at present’s 4 To Observe, take note the bottom stays a giant issue.




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2:25 – Richmond Stakes (Group Two) – Hala Emaraaty @ 12/1 (Basic)

We’ve seen loads of non-runners on this race already, which appears like that floor down at Goodwood is boggy. However Hala Emaraaty has lots going for him.

He might have gotten overwhelmed by Huge Evs at Ascot, however he did beat him at Redcar. So, the shape has labored out, however has tender floor in his favour after successful his debut on tender floor.


Plus Tom Marquand has had a reasonably good time down in Sussex, successful on Quickthorn and three near-misses yesterday.



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3:00 – Gordon Stakes (Group Three) – Espionage @ 13/8 (Boylesports)

Espionage is prefect for this race. His 4 races has come on floor worse than good-to-yielding, and has been constantly within the high two every time.

His solely run as a three-year-old got here when successful the Lenebane Stakes at Roscommon. The shape hasn’t labored out from that race, but when any horse can rise above kind it’s Aidan O’Brien’s. He’s clear on rankings and has loads of high quality to point out on the massive stage.



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3:35 – NASSAU STAKES (GROUP ONE) – Blue Rose Cen @ 5/6 (888Sport, Boylesports)

Blue Rose Cen might be among the finest fillies round. Her dominant show in each the French 1000 Guineas and Oaks had been dominant and spectacular, and it was solely a matter of time earlier than she crossed the Channel. Smooth floor is her forte, after her win within the Prix la Grotte in April.

She has a troublesome opponent in Nashwa, together with her dominant show on racecourse return on the July Competition and is greater than worthy to defend her Nassau crown. However I really feel that Blue Rose Cen’s expertise on the softer floor will show useful.




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5:05 – Galway Hurdle (Grade Three) – Filey Bay @ 6/1 (William Hill, 888Sport)

I’m at present writing this text while in Filey. It makes good sense. It additionally is smart as a result of Filey Bay has been ultra-consistent in handicap hurdles, not ending exterior the highest three in all begins final season.

He was snapped up by JP McManus and completed second within the Betfair Hurdle and third on the Cheltenham Competition. He was disappointing at Roscommon over the flat, however that was a race simply to freshen him up for this large take a look at.

I’ve little doubt that the entire city will probably be tuning in to look at Filey Bay win at Galway and cheering him on like me.

However generally, you need to look to an outdated dependable. Two-time Galway Hurdle winner Tudor Metropolis is off the identical mark that he was final 12 months.

Liam McKenna continues to be claiming and claims 5 as an alternative of seven. Circumstances are much like final 12 months’s race, and he may win it for an unprecedented third time.

Plus, A J Martin is aware of how one can win the race, not simply with Tudor Metropolis. He and Willie Mullins have racked up eight of the final ten runnings of the race, so it could be smart to have one, or each in your betslip. 16/1 (Basic) is a good worth for the previous winner.

There’s additionally an opportunity for Icare Allen to upset at a giant worth. He wears the third colors of JP McManus, however that doesn’t imply he’s the outsider general.

He’s at a profession low mark and has a five-pound claimer on board too. He’s prone to be held up on the rear of the sphere, and steadily make his option to the entrance. However the robust hill of Galway would possibly repel him from the end and find yourself getting positioned.

Nevertheless, he’s value backing for the Mullins issue alone at 33/1 (BetVictor, Betfred)

The easiest of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas