Day two Glorious Goodwood tips – Through the card selections on Wednesday
Day two Glorious Goodwood tips
We move into the second of five days’ top class horse racing action at Glorious Goodwood featuring the Group One Sussex Stakes and we’ve looked through the card to pick out our day two Glorious Goodwood tips.
Another top class day of horse racing action is in prospect as day two of Glorious Goodwood descends featuring the Group One Sussex Stakes as the highlight of the day’s seven race card.
The best of the day’s racing action will be shown on ITV Racing where Ed Chamberlain and the team will have their usual expert racing tips, insights and analysis on all the action and we’ve picked out our day two Glorious Goodwood tips through the card on Wednesday.
ITV RACING: 1.50pm, 2.25pm, 3.00pm, 3.35pm, 4.10pm
DAY TWO GLORIOUS GOODWOOD TIPS – THROUGH THE CARD SELECTIONS ON WEDNESDAY
1:50 Goodwood – Unibet “15 To Go” Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m4f
NAGANO has looked a progressive sort this term, winning twice with victory in soft ground at Nottingham before going in on the all-weather next time and he had a torrid run when chasing a hat-trick in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot where he was unlucky not to have finished closer than he did.
Roger Varian’s Fastnet Rock gelding was outpaced at a crucial point in the race on the quicker ground before rallying well although he then met trouble in running and was badly hampered, losing any chance.
He could bounce back here and is open to plenty of improvement still in a race where he can contest from the same mark. The softer ground shouldn’t present an issue and he’s 2lbs better off with Siskany who finished ahead of him at Ascot so a big performance wouldn’t come as a surprise here.
2:25 Goodwood – Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
ONASSIS shaped as if six furlongs has been too sharp on her on her last outing, but back over seven furlongs and with the ground in her favour Charlie Fellowes’ charge could get back to winning ways.
The Dubawi filly won three times last term which included a Listed contest on heavy ground at this venue prior to running with credit in the Champion Sprint at Ascot on her final start of the campaign.
She might have needed her first run back at Ascot in June in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes and while only fourth last time at York she did run better than the bare result, doing her best work late and she can even better here back over this trip and ground where both should be more suitable.
With plenty apparently in her favour it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see her going well here and she can make her presence felt.
3:00 Goodwood – Markel Molecomb Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (2yo) 5f
FEARBY looks a progressive sort, building on a fair debut at Newcastle in May to get off the mark at Wetherby next time and he was an impressive victor of a Listed contest at Sandown latest where he beat a couple of these readily by five lengths.
Ed Bethell’s charge was afforded the luxury of being eased down having tanked through the race from a wide position and once given the office to win his race he did so with aplomb and there’s surely more in the locker to come.
That race has thrown up a subsequent winner and he’s shown that these conditions aren’t an issue so while this is a slightly tougher ask upped in grade he looks the one to beat with further improvement anticipated after just three runs.
3:35 Goodwood – Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
This looks a cracker and POETIC FLARE can take another step towards being crowned the champion 3yo miler this term with another victory.
Jim Bolger’s charge has already won both the 2000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes this term, posting the biggest winning margin in the past 30 years in the process of claiming that Ascot prize, while his two defeats this term have come at the highest level and he was just touched off in the Irish 2000 Guineas by a short-head.
Given he had had a busy spell following his first Classic victory with three more runs in little over one month he’s been given more of a break between outings and he looks likely to be a tough nut to crack having been freshened up.
Conditions are unlikely to be a problem and a reproduction of his Ascot performance ought to make him hard to beat here.
4:10 Goodwood – British Stallion Studs Alice Keppel EBF Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (GBB Race) Cl2 (2yo) 5f
A chance is taken on LA FEILE finding some improvement on the back of her debut success at Beverley where Richard Fahey’s charge won well despite very much looking in need of the experience and the Aclaim filly could be capable of better.
That victory came on soft ground so these conditions shouldn’t hold any fears and having missed the break on her debut and meeting some trouble in running she finished off well for an ultimately comfortable success.
The form of that victory may not be the strongest on offer but the runner-up from the race has finished third since in a Listed contest and it is feasible to think there is more improvement to come and she can take a big step forward here with that run under her belt.
4:45 Goodwood – British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m2f
ACHELOIS has progressed this term following a fair juvenile campaign, winning twice at Newbury and Ascot and the Zoffany filly could have even more to offer now tackling this longer trip.
Andrew Balding’s charge has also finished a close third this season at Sandown when beaten two lengths by Hoodwinker, maybe finding the quicker ground against her.
She’s been upped 6lbs in the rankings for his latest success over Arafi which could be fair given she won with something to spare and while this is a bit tougher she appears to be going the right way and can improve again faced with this stiffer test of stamina.
5:20 Goodwood – World Pool Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 7f
BE PREPARED has returned from a short break in good fettle, twice winning in softer ground at Salisbury and Lingfield and finishing third on both defeats which include here over six furlongs on better ground under a penalty.
The Due Diligence gelding had beaten Spanish Star for the first of those victories and he lost no caste in defeat under a penalty next time before getting back on track in first-time cheekpieces where he was a ready winner from Cityzen Serg.
He had better ground to contend with again at Ascot latest but ran well enough in finishing three lengths’ third, making most but unable to sustain his effort and the return to a softer surface could suit so every chance he can make his presence felt again here from the same mark.