Wonderful Goodwood Day 3 Bets – The Prime Three

Glorious Goodwood Day 3

Effectively, the tides have definitely turned on the Sussex Downs, and by tides, I really imply a monsoon of rain during the last 24 hours.

The official going touched heavy on the spherical course following constant rain all day, one thing that induced just a few horses to bounce on the situations.

Nonetheless, all the rain has handed via – till at the least Saturday anyway – so let’s try to discover just a few soft-ground lovers.


1:50 Goodwood – Promoter @ 17/2 with William Hill – 1pt EW

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The opening contest is for three-year-olds over the 1m2f check of Goodwood and in a subject stuffed with horses that may very well be something, the Ralph Beckett-trained PROMOTER is an fascinating each-way angle at 17/2.

Having raced 5 instances up to now in his profession, he broke his maiden tag on his second begin on smooth floor over seven furlongs at Chepstow when he gave seven kilos away to Racingbreaks Ryder and received eased down on the end; the runner-up that day has since received 4 races on the trot and formally improved 18 kilos, in order that race seems to be like good kind.

Double for @Rossaryan15 over at @Chepstow_Racing – Promoter a lot the very best on his second begin for @RalphBeckett! pic.twitter.com/nRdmJmBKrl

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) September 8, 2022

Following two extra runs at seven furlongs, he stepped as much as 1m2f on Derby day at Epsom and was a giant eyecatcher within the Lestor Piggott Handicap to complete a staying-on fifth on good-to-firm floor, a floor that wouldn’t have been preferable.

This week’s run is his first since that day at Epsom, suggesting that connections have stored one eye on this race for some time, and out of the Dubawi mare Hereawi, a two-time winner on smooth floor, he ought to energy via the heavy situations on Wonderful Goodwood Day 3.


Loads right here will discover the softer floor to their dislike primarily based on their pedigree, so siding with one who ought to be okay with situations is a secure play.


2:25 Goodwood – Vandeek @ 7/4 with William Hill – 3pt Win

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Within the continuing race, the Group 2 Richmond Stakes, there’ll should be an excellent animal within the subject to beat VANDEEK on the prime of the market.

Skilled by Simon & Ed Crisford, who might have an excellent day if Chesspiece runs in addition to I feel he can within the Gordon Stakes, the Havana Gray colt was very spectacular final day out at Nottingham to win by slightly below a size.

👀 Taking debut

625,000gns purchase Vandeek makes a wise begin to life for @gainsboroughHQ with victory at @NottsRacecourse beneath @Atzenijockey pic.twitter.com/Lf9TWZa8yp

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) July 21, 2023

That will not sound world-class, nonetheless, he blew the beginning beneath Andrea Atzeni, who retains the experience, made numerous floor up via the pack and received going away in good-to-soft floor.

Though he’s by Havana Gray, a sire who wouldn’t be recognized for his smooth floor progeny, his damsire is Exceed And Excel who isn’t averse to including smooth floor capability to any pedigree and his dam is siblings with the 113-rated Sirocco Breeze, a smooth floor winner on debut as a three-year-old.

This yr’s renewal of the Richmond Stakes seems to be a median one at greatest and this may very well be simple pickings for Vandeek.


5:55 Goodwood – Rogue Spirit @ 12/1 with BetVictor – 1pt EW

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Lastly, I’m taking a swing on one returning to kind within the fortunate final with ROGUE SPIRIT at 12/1 with William Hill.

Though he has been overwhelmed a collective 38 lengths on his final 4 begins, this three-year-old final visited the winners’ enclosure at Haydock in September 2022 when beating Al Dasim on good-to-soft floor.


Two-year-old gelding Rogue Spirit powers away from his rivals within the Outdated Bootleians Nursery Handicap @haydockraces, his third win of the season from seven begins for the @tomcloverracing workforce 👏

@ConnorPlanas pic.twitter.com/TCupjFTggE

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) September 23, 2022

Together with the seven-pound declare of Connor Planas on that day, Tom Clover’s contender obtained 9 kilos from the runner-up who has gone on to enhance 19 kilos due to a Group 3 victory in Meydan earlier this yr.

Since then, Rogue Spirit has but to race on softer situations, one thing that’s helpful to his possibilities as a Darkish Angel gelding out of a New Method mare.

Hopefully, the heavy going, first-time blinkers, and reserving of Tom Marquand will spark enchancment as he seems to be well-handicapped off 87.

Author: Patrick Thomas