(Brown Panther storms home in last years Goodwood Cup )
3.10 GOODWOOD 2 MILES GOODWOOD CUP GROUP 2 :
With two non runners 8 runners go to post for Goodwood Cup over 2 miles on good/firm ground .The three main contenders on official ratings are : Brown Panther , Cavalryman & Estimate .
BROWN PANTHER :Won nine from 22 starts,including winning this race last year in impressive style,beating Ahzeemah by 3.5 lenghs .Been in good form this season ,winning both G3 Ormande stakes at Chester & Henry 11 stakes at Sandown .Slightly disappointing when only fourth in Ascot Gold Cup , though appeared not to stay the 2 mile 4 trip.Will be suited returning to this more suitable trip.
CAVALRYMAN :Been in good form this season winning 2 out 3,including winning G2 Princess Of Wales stakes at Newmarket last time ,beating Hillstar in close finish .However was only sixth in this race last year beaten over 6 lenghs by Brown Panther .Each-way claims ,though has normally come up short in the top staying races .
ESTIMATE : Grand five year old mare ,winning four from 9 starts .Has excellent record at Ascot ,including winning last years Ascot Gold Cup .Finished excellent second in this years Ascot Gold cup ,only beaten neck by Leading Light with Brown Panther back in fourth.Obvious claims if handling the track .
VERDICT :Estimate looks sure be popular for Sir Michael Stoute & Ryan Moore ,after just getting touched off in Ascot Gold Cup last time,though has looked real Ascot specialist and this track is not sure to suit, dropping back in distance ,having been well beaten third in Lillie Langtry when favourite back in 2012 . At around 2-1, looks short enough in the market .
At the prices last years winner BROWN PANTHER looks the value .Was impressive winner of this race last year .Strictly on form has bit to find with Estimate on Ascot Gold Cup form ,though looked non stayer over that marathon trip .The return to 2 miles on fast ground will suit and looks rock solid each-way bet at 7-2 .
BROWN PANTHER 3.10 GOODWOOD
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 7-2* BET365 & CORALS
1/4 ODDS 1-2-3
(THIRD SP 11-4 LOSS £6.25 )