Day one Glorious Goodwood tips – Tuesday best bets through the card at Goodwood
Day one Glorious Goodwood tips on Tuesday
The latest of the summer festivals is upon us with Tuesday playing host to day one of Glorious Goodwood where there is some top-class action including the Group One Goodwood Cup; we’ve picked out our day one Glorious Goodwood tips and best bets on Tuesday through the card.
Tuesday sees the start of five top-class days’ racing action at Glorious Goodwood which features an eight-race card with the best of the day’s contests making it onto ITV Racing’s Tuesday broadcast where Ed Chamberlain and the team will have five races live including the Group One Goodwood Cup as well as their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis.
On an unmissable afternoon of racing action on Tuesday we’ve looked through the racecard to pick out our day one Glorious Goodwood tips on Tuesday and best bets through the card.
ITV Racing: 1.50pm, 2.25pm, 3.00pm, 3.35pm, 4.10pm
DAY ONE GLORIOUS GOODWOOD TIPS – TUESDAY BEST BETS THROUGH THE CARD AT GOODWOOD
1:50 Goodwood – Unibet “You’re On” Chesterfield Cup Handicap Cl2 (4yo+) 1m2f
Maydanny won this twelve months ago but will do well to follow up from 12lbs higher and CARADOC is taken to get back on the scoresheet having run a promising race on his reappearance at Haydock.
Ed Walker’s Camelot colt won three times during the 2019 season – all over this trip – but he’s been lightly raced since and only made the course four times last season, rounding off the campaign with a very good third at Doncaster in September behind Strait Of Hormuz.
His return at Haydock last month saw him finish just two lengths’ fourth behind Thibaan over one mile which was patently too sharp for him; but he’ll be sharper now as a result and the third from that race has come out and won since.
Only 1lb higher than his last winning mark he can go well on the back of that reappearance back over a more suitable trip and no surprise if he were to make his presence felt here.
2:25 Goodwood – Unibet Vintage Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (2yo) 7f ITV
ELDRICKJONES wasn’t seen to best effect in the July Stakes earlier in the month and Roger Fell’s charge is given another chance to build on the promise he had shown in his two previous starts.
The Cotai Glory colt had been only narrowly denied on debut at Thirsk, finishing runner-up, after which he was thrust into the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot where despite being drawn on the wrong side of the track and meeting with trouble in running he finished runner-up again behind reopposing Berkshire Shadow and on 3lbs better terms may be able to turn the tables.
He has softer ground to contend with here but his sire handled the mud which offers hope the conditions won’t be an issue and the step up to seven furlongs could unlock further improvement on the evidence of his Newmarket run last time.
3:00 Goodwood – Unibet Lennox Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f ITV
CREATIVE FORCE lost no caste in defeat back at six furlongs in the July Cup, travelling strongly in the race but just lacking a change of gear late on on the quicker ground and eventually finishing fifth behind Starman although only beaten two lengths.
Charlie Appleby’s charge had won four on the bounce prior to that effort which include over this trip on soft ground when beating Naval Crown in the Group Three Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot prior to that Group One outing latest.
He could do better now back over a longer trip and with the ground more to his liking although he has won on better ground also; but he ought to be more at home with a bit more cut in the ground and the Dubawi gelding could get back on the scoresheet reunited with James Doyle who is 2-2 on the Godolphin runner.
3:35 Goodwood – Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 2m
Stradivarius has been the dominant stayer in recent seasons, but there’s been a couple of signs in his past few runs that his powers might be on the wane and with the ground coming right for TRUESHAN it may be worth siding with Alan King’s improving stayer to get back to winning ways at the expense of the Gosden star.
The Planteur gelding went from strength to strength last term, winning three of his five starts which included a defeat of Stradivarius in the mud at Ascot to land the Long Distance Cup on British Champions Day and there was nothing wrong with his subsequent reappearance from a break when chasing home Japan in the Ormonde Stakes at Chester in May.
All things considered he ran another sound race in the Northumberland Plate under a welter burden, finishing sixth to Nicholas T and beaten less than four lengths and back on turf on a soft surface he could post a big effort for all he’ll need to be at the top of his game at this level.
4:10 Goodwood – Back To Goodwood Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 5f
It could be worth chancing ZARGUN to bounce back here with the ground in his favour and Scott Dixon’s charge could post a big run off this lower mark.
The Rock Of Gibraltar gelding was fair in Germany during the 2019 season, contesting at Group level prior to joining this yard and having needed his return to action at Lingfield in March he twice finished third on slower ground in competitive handicaps at York behind Mr Lupton and Pendleton respectively.
There was further progress despite only finishing fifth to King’s Lynn at Haydock in Listed company in May and he’s had excuses the last twice in starts at Ascot where he probably went off too hard in the Wokingham and then was caught further back than ideal on better ground latest.
The ground will be more in his favour this time around and the handicapper has given him a chance easing him 3lbs in the weights so he may be cabable of delivering an improved effort here and he can make his presence felt.
4:45 Goodwood – British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes (GBB Race) (Colts & Geldings) Cl2 (2yo) 6f
CITY RUNNER has shaped with promise on both starts this term and Brian Meehan’s charge can get off the mark on his third attempt.
The Caravaggio colt found only one too good on his debut at Windsor in June behind Orazio, beaten three lengths although that form now looks useful given the winner has placed in a Listed race since, while the third has gone on to win.
Possibly just stretched by seven furlongs on softer ground at Salisbury last time behind Adjuvant he could do better back at six furlongs here and with the ground unlikely to present a problem he can deliver a big run here so no surprise to see him going well with further improvement anticipated.
5:20 Goodwood – Unibet Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m
POMELO won two of her three starts last term with her sole defeat coming at this venue in the Group Three Prestige Stakes last August behind Isabella Giles; she did post wins at Newbury and Wolverhampton and Ralph Beckett’s charge made her reappearance in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot where she probably needed the run in the heavy ground.
She’s not judged too harshly on that reappearance effort and she remains capable of better so with a run under her belt now she could leave that form behind here and turn in a better performance off the same mark although taking a slight ease in class.
The Dubawi filly does have to prove her effectiveness on this surface given both her heavy defeats have come in the mud; but she can be excused her latest run and remains with potential so every chance she can find some improvement on the back of her return.
5:50 Goodwood – World Pool EBF Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 6f
CAROLINE DALE was progressive last term, winning at Windsor before stepping into Pattern company where he finished third in a Group Three at Ascot and then filled the same spot behind Zoetic at Newbury in August in a Listed contest.
David Loughnane’s charge may have needed the run at Chester on her reappearance in June but showed the benefit of the outing to finish a close third behind A Sure Welcome in soft ground at Windsor earlier this month and a repeat of that may be enough to see the Lethal Force filly going close.
A first-time hood is now applied also which may eke out some further improvement and she can go close with conditions no problem.