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Friday, July 29, 2022

Glorious Goodwood Day 4 (One Selection)

Day Four at Glorious Goodwood , with the feature race the G2 King George Stakes at 3.35 ,though going concentrate on one the main supporting races the G3 Glorious Stakes at 4.10 .

L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Glorious Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (4yo+) Winner £56,710 9 runners 1m3f218y Good To Firm ITV (STALLS Outside)
 
race conditions  £100,000 guaranteed For  4yo+ Weights  colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st Penalties  after 2021, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb Entries  15 pay £1,000 Penalty value  1st  £56,710.00 2nd  £21,500.00 3rd  £10,760.00 4th  £5,360.00 5th  £2,690.00 6th  £1,350.00
 
JBB RATINGS 

1) REBELS ROMANCE (110) (2) GLOBAL STORM (108) (3) FANCY MAN (107)

Rebels Romance has been put in short price favourite in this group three contest after bolting up in listed event at Newmarket last time, on his first start on the turf .Has previously shown useful form on dirt/all weather (4 out 7) ,including winning G2 UAE Derby back in 2021 .Strong claims on back of  that listed victory,though odds around 5-6 look incredibly short in this stonger race .

At the prices Rebels Romance's stable companion GLOBAL STORM looks the each-way value,has been running consistently this season over this trip ,including finishing creditable third to useful Hukum in stronger G2 race at Meydan in March.Also finished fair third behind Breeders Cup winner Yibir last time in Prince Of Walses stakes at Newmarket .Odds around 8-1 look very fair value ,especially with bookmakers paying 4 places in this 8 runner contest. .-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD DAY 4 RECOMMENDED BET :

GLOBAL STORM 4.10 GLORIOUS STAKES 

0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 8-1 HILLS (1/5 ODDS 1-2-3-4)         

(FOURTH SP 8-1 PROFIT + £30.00/0.30)                                                            ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                            

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Glorious Goodwood Day One (Tue 26th July 2022) (One Selection )

Day one at Glorious Goodwood features three group races,including the group one Goodwood Cup at 3.35,though going concentrate on the two-year-old race G2 Vintage stakes.

Japan Racing Association Vintage Stakes (Group 2) (IRE Incentive Race) (Class 1) (2yo) Winner £85,065 9 runners 7f Good ITV (STALLS Inside)
 
race conditions  £150,000 guaranteed For  2yo Weights  colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st Penalties  a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb Entries  14 pay £1,500 Penalty value  1st  £85,065.00 2nd  £32,250.00 3rd  £16,140.00 4th  £8,040.00 5th  £4,035.00 6th  £2,025.00 
 
JBB RATINGS :
 
1) MYSTERIOUS NIGHT (100) (2) HOLLOWAY BOY (99) ( 3) DEAR MY FREIEND (96)

The Karl Burke trained Holloway Boy has been put in clear favourite here at around 9-4,after causing massive upset when winning the listed Chesham stakes on debut at 40-1 last month at Royal Ascot .However the form of the Chesham Stakes hasn't really worked out, with six horses coming out the race all beaten since ,including the 2nd & 4th both finishing last next time .Obviously open to plenty improvement on his second start ,though odds around 9-4 look way too short on this completely different track .

The Dark Angel colt MYSTERIOUS NIGHT looks interesting over this longer trip ,after finishing promising 3L third to the useful Pesian Force in group two July stakes last time,staying on nicely at finish.Looks open to plenty improvement over 7 furlongs for inform Charlie Appleby stable .Odds around 9-2 look solid each-way value .
 
Of the others the unbeaten Dear My Friend  looks best of the rest ,after bolting up in 7.5f Novice Stakes at Beverley last time ,beating 79 rated rival by over 5L under 6lb penalty.Takes big step up in class,though looks promising sort.
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GLORIOUS GOODWOOD DAY ONE RECOMMENDED BET

MYSTERIOUS NIGHT 2.25 VINTAGE STAKES  
1PT EACH-WAY @ 9-2 BET365.BETVICTOR.HILLS.PADDY POWER
(THIRD SP 9-2 LOSS £10.00/0.10)

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Glorious Goodwood Preview

Goodwood Racecourse is a horse-racing track five miles north of Chichester, West Sussex, in England controlled by the family of the Duke of Richmond, whose seat is nearby Goodwood House. It hosts the annual Glorious Goodwood meeting in late July and early August, which is one of the highlights of the British flat racing calendar, and is home to three of the UK's 36 annual Group 1 flat races, the Sussex Stakes, the Goodwood Cup and the Nassau Stakes. Although the race meeting has become known as 'Glorious Goodwood', it is sponsored by Qatar and officially called the 'Qatar Goodwood Festival'.[1]

This is an unusual, complex racecourse with a straight six furlongs—the "Stewards' Cup Course"—which is uphill for the first furlong and mostly downhill thereafter. There is a tight right-handed loop at the far end of the straight on which there are starts for various longer distance courses. These include the 1 mile 2 furlongs (1m 2f) "Craven Course", the 1m 4f "Gratwicke Course" and the 1m 6f "Bentinck Course". The start for the 2m 5f "Cup Course" is quite close to the winning post—horses travel outwards on the straight, around the loop and back. Throughout the loop there are severe undulations and sharp turns. The course is used for flat racing only.

Greatest Moments

 The Goodwood Cup

The Goodwood Cup was first run in 1808 and is one of the leading staying races in the country.Stradivarius famously won the race four times in row between 2017 and 2020 and the eight-year-old will bid to make it five Goodwood Cups this year. Arguably the most famous horse to race at Goodwood was Kincsem, a Hungarian racehorse – who won the Goodwood Cup in 1878. Kincsem was unbeaten in a staggering 54 races.

 The Sussex Stakes

 The feature race at Goodwood is the Sussex Stakes – a Group 1 race for milers. The best milers in the world have contested this race over the years, including Brigadier Gerard in 1971, who was on his way to becoming the champion racehorse of his generation. The mighty Frankel, officially the highest-rated horse in the history of the turf, is the only horse to have won the race twice: in 2011 and 2012.

 The Nassau Stakes

Possibly the greatest race in the modern history of Goodwood was the Nassau Stakes in 2006. This is Goodwood’s third Group 1 race, when the fillies take centre stage. On this occasion, The Earl of Derby’s Ouija Board, one of the superstars of international racing, battled with Alexandra Goldrun – who had won the previous year’s Nassau Stakes. The two fillies fought it out all the way down the Goodwood straight with Ouija Board eventually winning in the closest of photo finishes.

Glorious Goodwood 2022 Feature Races 

Tuesday 26th July

7f Japan Racing Association Vintage Stakes (Group 2) (IRE Incentive Race) (Class 1) (2yo) 
 
7f World Pool Lennox Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (3yo+) 
 
2m Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1) (3yo+) 
                                                 
                                                                  Wednesday 27th July
 
7f Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3yo+)
 
5f Markel Molecomb Stakes (Group 3) (IRE Incentive Race) (Class 1) (2yo)
 
1m Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1) (3yo+) 
 
                                                                  Thursday 28th July 
 
6f Richmond Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (2yo) 
 
1m4f John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 
 
1m2f (1m1f197y) Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1) (3yo+) 
 
                                                                   Friday 29th  July
 
1m Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3yo) 
 
5f King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (3yo+) 
 
1m4f (1m3f218y) L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Glorious Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (4yo+) 
 
                                                                 Saturday 30th July 
 
1m6f Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) (Class 1) (3yo+) 
 
6f Coral Stewards' Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) (3yo+)
  
(Selections for Day One at Glorious Goodwood will be posted tomorrow evening 25th July ) 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Royal Ascot Day Five (1 selection ) Sat 18th June 2022

Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions Race) (Class 2) (4yo+) Winner £54,000 13 runners 2m5f143y Good To Firm ITV4 (STALLS Inside)
 
 
race conditions  £100,000 guaranteed For  4yo+ Weights  4yo colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb; 5yo+ colts & geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 8st 13lb Penalties  after June 14th, 2021, for each Class 2 weight-for-age or Class 3 weight-for-age race won 3lb; for each Class 1 weight-for-age race won 5lb (penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 10lb) Weight for age  4yo from 5yo+ 1lb Entries  31 pay £500 Penalty value  1st  £54,000.00 2nd  £25,350.00 3rd  £12,680.00 4th  £6,340.00 
 
JBB RATINGS  
1)FALCON EIGHT (109) (2) WORDSWORTH (107) (3) CALLING THE WIND 
 
FALCON EIGHT should go well for Dermot Weld & Tom Marquand ,finished very good fifth in Chester Cup last month ,when trying concede 12lb to winner and 14lb to the second ,that form looks very solid with the second Coltrane winning Ascot Stakes earlier in week off mark 98 ,though a disappointing favourite in thie race last year that was on soft ground .Will be suited by faster ground.Odds around 9-2 look very fair value .
 
Wordsworth has been put in short price favourite for Aidan O'Brien ,finished fair fourth in Sagaro Stakes at Ascot in April, though was disappointing in 12f listed race last time at the Curragh .Looks short enough for horse yet run over further than two miles 
 
Of the others Calling The Wind looks most interesting ,finished creditable second in this race last year on soft ground ,also finished fair third in Cesarewitch at Newmarket last season on better ground .One of the few guaranteed stayers over this extreme distance .Each-way claims 
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ROYAL ASCOT DAY FIVE RECOMMENDED BETS
 
FALCON EIGHT 6.10 QUEEN ALEXANDER STAKES 
1PT WIN @ 9-2 BET365 ( 35P R4 IF TRUESHAN WITHDRAWN )
(FOURTH SP 10-3 LOSS £100/1.00 ) 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Royal Ascot Day Two (One Selection ) Wed 15th June 2022

Queen's Vase (Group 2) (Class 1) (3yo) Winner £155,400 12 runners 1m6f34y Good To Firm ITV (STALLS Inside)
 
race conditions  £262,500 guaranteed For  3yo Weights  colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb Penalties  after August 31st, 2021, a winner of a Group 1 race 3lb Entries  21 pay £2,620 Penalty value  1st  £155,400.00 2nd  £58,773.75 3rd  £29,373.75 4th  £14,673.75
 
JBB RATINGS :
1) ANCHORAGE (102)
1) NAHANNI (102)
3) HAFIT (101)

12 Runners declared for G2 Queens Vase over 1M 6F.The unbeaten Roger Varian trained Eldar Eldarov has been put in favourite ,after winning 10f Novice Stakes on All Weather at Newcastle last time in good style ,looks open to plenty improvement after two starts,though odds around 11-4 look short enough for horse that still has plenty to prove over this longer trip and fast ground.

The Aidan O'Brien trained ANCHORAGE looks interesting ,had some fair form last season ,including finishing creditable third in 9F (G3) Eyre Field stakes at Leopardstown at end last season, though only fifth of 7 in 1M 2F (G3) Gallinule stakes on his reappearance at Curragh ,was staying on really nicely at the finish .The step up in trip looks sure to suit the Galileo colt . The stable has excellent record in the race winning it seven times .Odds around 15-2 look very fair each-way value ,especially with bookmakers paying 4 places in this 12 runner race .

Of the others Nahanni looks possibly the main danger, after finishing fair saying on seventh in the Derby after being slowly away ,had previously won three times, including winning listed Derby trial at Epsom in April .Looks open to further improvement over this longer trip.
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ROYAL ASCOT DAY TWO RECOMMENDED BETS :

ANCHORAGE 3.05 QUEENS VASE 
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 15-2 BET365.PADDY POWER.BETFAIRSPORTSBOOK
1/5 ODDS 1-2-3-4  (FIFTH SP 15-2 LOSS £100/1.00 PT