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Glorious Goodwood Preview And Betting Tips – Day Five

Glorious Goodwood Preview And Betting Tips – Day Five

The fifth and final afternoon of Glorious Goodwood brings with it the spectacular charge across the Sussex Downs that is the Stewards' Cup (3.35pm), a 28-runner puzzle to be solved. The action is underway from the later start time of 1.50pm with the group-race action via the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (3.00pm) and the seven-race card running through until 5.10pm on Saturday evening. The Racing Post return with their betting preview and tips for day five of Glorious Goodwood, which also marks the return of spectators to the racecourse in Britain on a trial run.

 


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1.50 - Unibet Stewards' Sprint Handicap (5f)

A fiercely tough afternoon for punters to conclude the meeting and it's a straight deep dive with this 5f sprint. The bottom of the weights is a good starting point, with Tommy G sneaking in. He won this race in 2018 having finished second a year previous and he was also on the podium in third last year.

He's much lower in the ratings now and Silvestre De Sousa's mount is certain to be primed for this after chasing home the progressive Prompting (won again next time off 8lb higher) at Ayr this month.

The manner in which Rewaayat won last time at Salisbury commands attention. Jim Crowley takes over in the saddle and he's going to be popular but a rise of 12lb going into this environment is enough to sway from backing the market leader.

SALUTI has caught the eye dropping to 5f this season by trainer Paul Midgley. He was an eye-catcher at Doncaster in June when third behind the progressive duo of Jawwaal and Savalas (both next-time-out winners) and he built on that when swooping late, holding on gamely at Pontefract nine days ago.

He's up 4lb for that success to a mark of 83, from which he has won in the past over further, and after just those two spins at the minimum distance, this prolific scorer (6-24 on turf) may have more to give.

Selection: Saluti

Next Best: Tommy G

 

2.25 - Unibet Summer Handicap (1m6f)

All change here please, as we go from a 5f dish to a stayer' handicap. Laafy is a much-improved model this season for Sir Michael Stoute. He won well at Newbury on return and has since finished second in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock in spite of the soft ground and a 9lb ratings hike. Up a further 3lb, he looks set to stay this increased trip and should make a worthy favourite.

It might be worth chancing KING'S ADVICE to repeat last year's win. He was of course on the crest of a wave at that point, winning eight of his first nine starts after joining the Mark Johnston yard from Germany.

A phenomenal run, it ended in the Ebor at York and he's 0-8 since then and is certainly not without hope. His two all-weather runs at Newcastle this summer have been underwhelming, while the most recent start at Newmarket is overlooked on account of soft ground.

In the midst of that however he was second in a Listed Doncaster contest over this trip; pulling clear with subsequent Group 2 winner Red Verdon. He's back at Goodwood rated 4lb lower than when he took this race a year ago and, arguably, this is a weaker renewal outside of the in-form favourite.

His stablemate Themaxwecan beat Platitude into second spot over two-miles here in September and both are capable of getting involved here, with Amanda Parrett's charge appealing as being on a workable mark if Jim Crowley can coax him into showing his best stuff.

Selection: King's Advice

Next Best: Platitude

 

3.00 - Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Fillies' Group 2, 1m6f)

Just four runners for the only group-race on today's card and it won't be a shock to see ENBIHAAR defending her crown for trainer John Gosden. She had five-lengths to spare on Manuela De Vega in this 12 months ago and Andrew Balding's filly now must concede weight as she carries a penalty for her recent Lancashire Oaks victory.

She was good at Haydock but was entitled to win that race well on the ratings and did so. Cabaletta was a disappointment in fourth on the soft ground that day but has since rebounded to win a Listed event at Newbury. On good ground and tackling a new trip, she's got scope for better on just her fifth start.

Snow won the Munster Oaks last month having previously finished second to Nassau runner-up One Voice at Leopardstown (1m2f). She wasn't disgraced in a strong Irish Oaks since (fifith of eight) and she's a sister to St Leger winner Kew Gardens, so has potential to do better if this trip suits.

All in all, Enbihaar faces a more straightforward challenge compared to her comeback in the Princess Of Wales's Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket where she finished fourth against higher-rated rivals than these. She's 2-2 here at Goodwood and her chances are strong of extending that record.

Selection: Enbihaar

Next Best: Cabaletta

3.35 - Unibet Stewards' Cup (Heritage Handicap, 6f)

Strap yourselves in as this may get bumpy. A maximum field for the Stewards' Cup and it will be helter-skelter stuff as they scorch their way across the Downs.

Nahaarr will go off favourite barring a dramatic late change of heart from punters. The Dark Angel colt was worn down late in the Silver Wokingham at Royal Ascot (third) but has since made no mistake in scoring at Windsor. He's gone up 7lb and retains potential for the in-form William Haggas and Tom Marquand.

His runs this summer have been characterised by the ability to find the perfect racing position and, in a field of 28 on this quirky circuit, that won't be easy. He's too short in the betting as such.

The form of the David Menuisier yard is impressive (4-8 lately) and his runners here this week have done well in defeat. ATALANTA'S BOY is already a dual C&D winner (awarded one win after suffering interference) and he can give this a rattle at a decent price.

He was only collared in the final stride by Arcanada at Windsor in June and the form of that race is solid. He was nothing but game in front for the final two-furlongs and looks to have a chance now from 2lb higher. He can race on the pace or just off it and is drawn nicely in stall five; ensuring a good break should allow Thomas Greatrex to get the ideal position.

Richard Hannon's Wedding Date did some good late work at Ascot last time from the rear in a race won by the progressive Jawwaal; which has also thrown up a couple of winners subsequently. The four-year-old is enjoying a consistent summer and, from an unchanged mark off 88, has potential off a low weight today to get in the mix.

Kimifive is also worth shortlisting at a decent price. He got no run in this last year but made good ground late in the piece. He's a Goodwood winner in the past and he races from the same mark now as he did 12 months ago.

It was a similar tale in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket last time when the gaps wouldn't appear as needed and with July Cup-winning rider Cieren Fallon taking off 3lb; an even share of luck from a good low draw can see him in the firing line.

Selection: Atalanta's Boy

Next Best: Kimifive

 


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4.10 - Qatar Handicap (7f)

Tom Marquand is enjoying a superb week at Glorious Goodwood and there may be more success to come. He teams up with red-hot trainer William Haggas as COLD FRONT seeks a winning handicap debut off a mark of 91.

The Lope De Vega colt may have run into one when second behind Man Of Promise at Yarmouth in June (the front pair were miles clear) and he made no mistake next time to land a Haydock maiden by four-lengths. He appeals as a three-year-old with plenty scope to make his mark in handicaps and can do so quickly with connections in sublime form.

Society Lion did plenty right when runner-up at Doncaster over this trip last time on his second start in a handicap, just being foiled late by the smart-looking Tiger Crusade. The winner ran well under penalty at Ascot on Sunday, while the race has the general appearance of being a strong one about it.

For Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore, this Invincible Spirit colt has fair claims having gone up 5lb and looks a big player. King Ragnar and Tomfre are in form and should be on the premises.

Selection: Cold Front

Next Best: Society Lion

 

4.40 - British European Breeders Fund Maiden Stakes (7f)

GOLDEN FLAME was second behind Devious Company on debut and then managed a creditable fourth behind Battleground in the Chesham at Royal Ascot on his second start. That pairing finished first and second in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes here earlier in the week and so Mark Johnston's charge can be given strong claims of opening his account at the third time of asking with Ryan Moore jocked up today.

William Haggas' Titian finished a solid fourth on debut in a Newmarket maiden last month and the winners' proximity to the aforementioned Battleground here on Tuesday demands that Tom Marquand's mount be respected with further improvement to come now.

Longlai was second to the promising Seventh Kingdom on debut at Doncaster and Richard Hannon's charge should be all the wiser for that now. He completes the shortlist, while newcomer Tasfeeq warrants a second glance for Marcus Tregoning given his team struck twice with four runners here earlier in the week.

Selection: Golden Flame

Next Best: Titian

 

5.10 - LG Signature Apprentice Handicap (1m1f)

It didn't happen for STREAK LIGHTNING at Haydock last time out. The Night Of Thunder colt went into that race 2-2 having defied a penalty to win on turf debut at Ripon in June and was fancied to go well. Perhaps the soft ground on Merseyside didn't suit or maybe something minor was ailing him but, either way, he ran a poor race.

One such occurrence can be forgiven and he may bounce back upped in trip now. The Mark Johnston team typically do well when their stamina is explored and the Middleham handler does well here. Oliver Stammers claims five on top and he does well from the chances he gets on the racecourse. No surprise to see his mount bouncing back and he was very promising prior to Haydock.

Exec Chef hasn't won since 2018 but he rattled the crossbar a few times last year and dropped to a workable mark now starting out for trainer George Scott. Both recent runs were commendable and this trip is ideal give he just faded late over a furlong more on his one previous Goodwood start.

Cheekpieces are fitted today for the first time and he lurks as one capable of going well in the Glorious Goodwood finale.

Selection: Streak Lightning

Next Best: Exec Chef

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