Glorious Goodwood tips on day three – Best racing bets through the card on Thursday
Glorious Goodwood best bets on day three
The Glorious Goodwood Festival continues into day three of racing and there is more top class action to look forward to with the Group One Nassau Stakes the feature race of the day. We’ve picked out our Glorious Goodwood tips on day three and best bets through the card.
Top-class horse racing action continues to come thick and fast on Thursday with the third day of racing for the Glorious Goodwood Festival where there is more Group One action on the agenda with the Nassau Stakes taking centre stage on another seven-race card.
The ITV Racing cameras will be in attendance again with their usual expert racing tips,insights and post-race analysis with Ed Chamberlain and the team having the best of the action with five live races, and we’ve looked through the card to pick out our Glorious Goodwood tips on day three and best bets through the card.
ITV RACING: 1.50pm, 2.25pm, 3.00pm, 3.35pm, 4.10pm
GLORIOUS GOODWOOD TIPS ON DAY THREE – BEST RACING BETS THROUGH THE CARD
1:50 Goodwood – Unibet “15 To Go” Kincsem Handicap Cl2 (3yo) 1m2f
PATIENT DREAM is 2-3 this term, scoring the second of his two wins this term when landing the odds at Windsor last month and Ralph Beckett’s charge can take another forward step here to win again.
The Al Kazeem gelding scored by a neck from Sarvan on that occasion and showed soft ground to be no issue as he ran out a ready winner and value for more than the official winning margin. The runner-up has since did the form no harm and a 3lbs rise in the weights is offset by Ray Dawson’s claim so he can compete here from the same mark.
This is a slightly tougher test but he’s open to improvement and can make his presence felt at this higher level where he can win again.
2:25 Goodwood – Unibet Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
ASYMMETRIC has looked a smart prospect in winning back-to-back over course and distance on debut and then winning readily at Newmarket prior to getting to within a head of Lusail in the Group Two July Stakes on his last start, finding only that rival too good.
Perhaps the quicker ground was just against Alan King’s charge on that occasion but there was no caste lost in defeat as he just failed to hold off the strong late thrust of the winnner.
There could be more to come from him and the return to a softer surface shouldn’t hold any fears for the Showcasing colt who can continue to improve and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he were to get back to winning ways in this Group Two contest.
3:00 Goodwood – John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 1m4f
THIRD REALM is given another chance having shaped well enough despite meeting defeat in the Epsom Derby where the Sea The Stars colt finished fifth behind Adayar.
Roger Varian’s charge had won his two previous starts including the Lingfield Derby Trial on soft ground prior to his Classic tilt where he was keen early and found himself outpaced before rallying well although he had no chance with the winner.
That form though is very strong and he had beaten the Epsom Derby hero in that earlier Lingfield run so he’s very capable at his best of going close here and he could prove better than he ultimately showed in the colts’ Classic.
There’d be no surprise to see him bouncing back here back on proper soft ground and easing back in grade where he can resume winning ways.
3:35 Goodwood – Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f
Aidan O’Brien saddles two in the race and JOAN OF ARC looks progressive, winning three times from five starts already this term which included the Prix De Diane and the Galileo filly can follow up here.
She had already won at the Curragh and Leopardstown in a Group Three contest prior to finishing just a short-head second behind reopposing Empress Jospehine in the Irish 1000 Guineas, caught on the post.
However she bounced back from that defeat upped to this trip in France latest and there’s likely more to come from her over this distance where she’s thoroughly unexposed. She also gets 9lbs at the weights from standard-setting Audarya and she can make the weight concession work in her favour to strike again.
4:10 Goodwood – Goodwood Racecourse Patrons Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 7f
ADJUVANT is unbeaten in two starts, still looking in need of the experience despite winning cosily at Salisbury earlier in the month and Michael Bell’s charge can continue to progress.
The New Bay colt had made a good first impression when scoring at Chester in June and that success was followed up with that Salisbury victory where he ran out a two lengths’ winner over Sed Maarib who has won since to boost the form.
That run came on good to soft ground and if the softer conditions here aren’t an issue then he could maintain his unbeaten run and land the hat-trick making his handicap bow from a potentially lenient mark.
4:45 Goodwood – Tatler EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race) Cl2 (2yo) 7f
An informative maiden contest could go the way of HELENE who has finished third on both her outings to date and Richard Hannon’s charge can show improvement to get off the mark at the third attempt.
The Olympic Glory filly has shaped well on both of those starts at Newbury earlier this month, beaten three lengths by Goldilocks on debut and then two lengths by Intelligentisa, shaping as if a stiffer test might suit.
This extra furlong could unlock another jolt of improvement then and if the softer ground here doesn’t prove an inconvenience then there’s no reason why he shouldn’t go well and he can open his win account.
5:20 Goodwood – World Pool Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-95) 5f
SHOWALONG can get back to winning ways here having had excuses the last twice and Tim Easterby’s charge could make his presence felt here.
All three wins by the Showcasing colt have come in the mud, scoring a pair of victories last term at Redcar and York and getting back on the scoresheet at Chester in May.
Likely to have found the ground too quick at York next time out he turned in a good effort nonetheless to finish three lengths’ fifth and he was poorly drawn when last seen contesting the Heritage Handicap earlier this month but made plenty of use of and he led the far side ground until the final furlong before weakening.
He’s been eased 1lb in the weights and drops down into Class 3 company now where he has conditions much more in his favour and every chance he can bounce back here with a big run.