Wonderful Goodwood Day 1 Bets – The Prime Three

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The Prime Three is again in revenue!

Following the success of Random Harvest at 10/3 within the Group 3 Valiant Stakes – who was 8/1 when highlighted on final week’s Ante-post Evaluation column – and Baradar at 7/1 (with an SP of 16/1) within the Worldwide Stakes, the P&L is in revenue of 0.435 after taking into consideration My Prospero’s loss.


BARADAR drifts all the best way out to 16/1 and wins the Worldwide Stakes.

2/2 for the @BestOfBetsUK alternatives – good day thus far with the NAP left to run.@OFLHracing | #HorseRacing

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— Ash Symonds Journalism (@ASymondsJourno) July 29, 2023

So, with the wind in our sails, listed below are my bets for Wonderful Goodwood Day 1.


3:25 Goodwood – Iberian @ 9/2 with William Hill – 2pt WIN

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The primary fancy of the day comes within the opening Group race at Wonderful Goodwood and it’s IBERIAN below champion jockey William Buick that has grabbed my curiosity.

Better of luck, IBERIAN! 🍀@cbhills’ hope for the G2 Classic Stakes at Goodwood seems to be in tip-top form forward of tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/N3dDR1jJ7y

— William Hill Racing (@WillHillRacing) July 31, 2023

Two-year-old contests at the moment of the yr will be powerful to work out as a result of skilled juveniles assembly unexposed rivals who may very well be something, and in immediately’s Classic Stakes, the once-raced Lope De Vega colt is the one I’m siding with.

Having gained impressively at Newbury final outing, solely two of the 12 rivals behind him that day have come out and gained since, one thing that may be a worrying statistic, nevertheless, the style through which he powered away from the sphere ought to nonetheless maintain advantage.

🏇 Good prospect.

Iberian is well-related and the 200,000gns yearling repays £5,400 of his buy worth with a lot to spare on his debut over an prolonged 6f at @NewburyRacing.@cbhills | @Rossaryan15 pic.twitter.com/pcDxNTElXG

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) June 15, 2023

Moreover, though he was a non-runner on the weekend as a result of unsuitable floor, I wouldn’t be too involved about slower situations as Lope De Vega’s are normally ground-versatile and his dam, Bella Estrella, was a winner on yielding as a three-year-old.

In a not-so Classic Stakes, this 200,000GNS buy from the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale is effectively regarded inside his yard and holds loads of curiosity at a pleasant worth.


4:00 Goodwood – Isaac Shelby @ 11/4 with William Hill – 2pt WIN

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Straight following the primary Group race for two-year-olds is the Lennox Stakes and Brian Meehan’s ISAAC SHELBY is the one I’ll be siding with.

The Evening Of Thunder colt has been a constant sort this season due to his win on delicate floor within the Greenham Stakes first outing, his second within the French Guineas behind Marhaba Ya Sanafi, and fourth in a aggressive renewal of the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.


Isaac Shelby wins the Watership Down Stud Too Darn Sizzling Greenham Stakes!

What a dramatic race!#ITVRacing | @NewburyRacing | @LeveySean | @brianmeehanltd pic.twitter.com/NkQE7heA1O

— ITV Racing (@itvracing) April 22, 2023

All three of these runs look to be the very best kind on show on this contest and the three-year-old will obtain a six-pound weight-for-age allowance in opposition to his elders which has him greatest on the weights on official scores.

Though one must respect final yr’s runner-up, Kinross, on the prime of the market, I’ve been barely underwhelmed by his runs thus far this season and personally, I wouldn’t thoughts seeing him on a greater floor.

Subsequently, defending the honour of the three-year-olds, I’m hoping that Isaac Shelby can put in a blinder within the Lennox.


5:05 Goodwood – Stormy Sea @ 4/1 with BoyleSports – 2pt WIN

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Lastly, within the penultimate contest of the day, the well-bred STORMY SEA will carry my cash going into the 19-strong fillies’ handicap.

Firstly, the second-favourite, Rowayeh, is one who must be feared because the type of his victory over Mystic Pearl at Sandown final month has been franked with the runner-up successful the Listed Coral Distaff subsequent outing.

Nevertheless, with the marginally softer floor on the agenda immediately, I’m preferring to facet with the half-sister to Bay Bridge who ought to deal with any give within the floor.

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Firstly, her Group 1-winning relation has his greatest kind on delicate floor – as proven by his win within the 2022 Group 1 Champion Stakes – so the official going description of fine to delicate, good in locations, will swimsuit.

Secondly, when you can ignore her run final outing in Listed firm, her success on seasonal reappearance at Haydock was visually very spectacular and the second, Lmay, has since gained a maiden and completed fourth within the Listed Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes at Newmarket.

🗣️”The figures, effectively they’re very telling certainly.”@AngusMcNae thinks @haydockraces winner Stormy Sea has an incredible flip of foot and will simply be Royal Ascot-bound. #TheVerdict pic.twitter.com/hKUZisCrH6

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) Might 2, 2023

All in all, Stormy Sea has a lot on her facet immediately and on a troublesome day of punting, she could be the NAP.

Author: Patrick Thomas