Glorious Goodwood Friday TV Tips – Day four live ITV Racing tips on Friday
The ITV Racing action continues on Friday with five more live races from Glorious Goodwood. We give our Friday TV tips for the day’s televised races.
Glorious Goodwood continues into a fourth day on Friday with more classy horse racing action going to post headed by the Group Two King George Qatar Stakes featuring Battaash where the top-class sprinter will bid for a fourth straight win in the race.
Ed Chamberlain and the team will have all their usual expert tips, insights and post-race analysis for all of the day’s televised action and Brian Healy gives his Friday TV tips for day four of Glorious Goodwood.
GLORIOUS GOODWOOD FRIDAY TV TIPS – DAY FOUR SELECTIONS
1:45 Goodwood – Saint Clair Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
ONE MASTER has 5lbs and more in hand of these rivals on official ratings and the dual-Group One winner should prove hard to beat back down in class.
William Haggas’ Fastnet Rock mare posted her latest win in last season’s Prix de la Foret, beating City Light, and she has run well on both starts this term behind Hello Youmzain in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and when fourth behind Nazeef in the Falmouth Stakes where she was only beaten one length.
She has course form to her name having finished fourth in the 2018 renewal of this race and she’ll appreciate the return to this trip over which she’s three from four.
Quicker ground here is a slight worry as her best winning form has come in softer conditions than these; but she’ll likely take some beating dropping into a Group Three and no surprise to see her get back to winning ways if the underfoot conditions don’t hinder.
2:15 Goodwood – Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 1m
KHALOOSY arrives here on a hat-trick of wins having struck at Wolverhampton in November and then returing to action following seven months off the track to run out an impressive winner of the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Roger Varian’s Dubawi colt struck by the thick end of five lengths, looking every inch a Pattern-class performer in blitzing Finest Sound who in turn was a similar margin clear of the third. That form is working out well and there’s sure to be plenty more to come from him after just three starts.
He has much quicker ground to contend with as he steps up in class; but with the potential for better still to come he’s certainly worth his place at a higher level and he could prove tough to beat if improving as expected.
2:45 Goodwood – Unibet Golden Mile Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 1m
SIR BUSKER has progressed really well this term, foiled in a hat-trick bid in the Bunbury Cup but finding only one too good on that occasion and losing no caste in the defeat.
William Knight’s charge showed himself last term to be a useful sort, winning twice and making the frame in several competitive handicaps; but he has improved markedly this term with successes at Newcastle and Ascot in the Silver Royal Hunt Cup prior to chasing home Motakhayyel at Newmarket where she was denied only by one length.
The Sir Prancealot gelding is proven at this venue, scoring a win and a place from his two starts and while the handicapper has pushed him up another 5lbs for his recent Newmarket silver medal he can give another good account with the potential to further improve.
3:15 Goodwood – King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f
This is likely all about BATTAASH and his quest for a fourth successive win in the race.
Charlie Hills’ charge looked as good as ever last term, winning three of his five starts which included shedding his York hoodoo when winning the Nunthorpe in good style and he was probably bogged down in the Longchamp mud on his final start of the campaign behind the reopposing Glass Slippers.
However the Dark Angel gelding thumped that rival and Liberty Beach – who also lines up – in no uncertain terms when getting another monkey off his back at Ascot with an easy win in the King’s Stand Stakes.
11lbs clear on official ratings he looks impossible to oppose in this contest which he has won for the past three seasons and he’ll be very hard to beat if turning out at his best.
3:45 Goodwood – L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f
DESERT ENCOUNTER took this prize twelve months ago and David Simcock’s charge can mount a successful defence.
His win in the race last term was one of a four-win streak which included two further wins at Group Three level as well as the Canadian International where he won by four lengths over the reopposing Alounak.
The Halling gelding wasn’t at his best in two starts at Meydan and he ran poorly back from three months off at Newmarket in the Coronation Cup; but he posted a better effort to finish third in the Princess Of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes where he was just behind another of today’s rivals in Communique.
While he may not have the same scope to improve as a few of these, he has a win and a placed effort from two starts at the Sussex venue and he should give a good account back at this track so no surprise if he bounces back to winning ways.