ITV Racing Glorious Goodwood tips – Live TV tips for day one of the summer feature festival
We give our ITV Racing Glorious Goodwood tips for the first day of a top-class summer festival on the Sussex downs where five races will be shown live on Tuesday.
Tuesday heralds the first day of the 2020 Glorious Goodwood Festival and a top-class few days’ horse racing awaits punters on the famous and picturesque Sussex downs. Competitive handicaps are mixed with classy Group Ones throughout five days’ racing and the ITV Racing cameras will be on hand to cover the best of the action.
On Tuesday Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand to offer up their usual expert tips, insights and post-race analysis on the day’s racing and Brian Healy gives his ITV Racing Glorious Goodwood tips for the opening day.
ITV RACING GLORIOUS GOODWOOD TIPS – DAY ONE SELECTIONS
1:45 Goodwood – Unibet You’re On Handicap Cl2 (4yo+) 1m2f
It could be worth giving another chance to TINANDALI who has shaped well on all three starts for new handler David O’Meara following his switch from Dermot Weld.
The Oasis Dream gelding was a dual-winner in Ireland, posting wins at Leopardstown and Navan last campaign; he’s since joined the O’Meara camp and he hasn’t done a lot wrong in his starts including finishing fifth in the recent John Smith’s Cup at York.
That was a better effort than it appears at face value as he met with trouble in running before running on well late and he can compete here from the same mark. There’s likely to be a decent pace to this contest which will help and while things will need to drop right for him he can give the O’Meara/Tudhope team back-to-back wins in the race having taken this prize twelve months ago.
2:15 Goodwood – Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
Battleground looked a potentially classy sort when winning the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot and looks set to go well again; but DEVIOUS COMPANY might prove a value alternative to Aidan O’Brien’s charge and the Fast Company colt can bounce back to winning ways here.
Tom Dascombe’s charge won his first two career starts in decent style at Haydock in June, after which he stepped up to post a very good runner-up effort behind Master Of The Seas at Newmarket in the recent Superlative Stakes where the reopposing King Zain was further back.
That was a good effort from the front and he probably bumped into a good sort in the winner; while the form took a boost when the fifth horse struck in a Group Two next time out.
He can continue to improve and he’s the highest rated of those with an official figure; it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him step up again and he can give a good account.
2:45 Goodwood – Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
Space Blues is on a hat-trick but DUKE OF HAZZARD is unbeaten at this venue and the Lope De Vega colt can get back on the scoresheet.
Paul Cole’s charge progressed well last term, winning the Group Three Thoroughbred Stakes last August to add to his earlier Listed win in the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes at Newmarket. The hat-trick was landed when he stepped up to Group Two company and took the Celebration Mile with a defeat of Turgenev, scoring a shade readily by three-parts of a length.
Entitled to have needed the run on his reappearance in the Queen Anne Stakes, he subsequently built on the return to finish around four lengths’ third behind Mohaather in the Summer Mile and likely to take another step forward he could be worth sticking with to get back to winning ways given his affinity with this venue.
3-3 at the Sussex track, any drying of the ground will be in his favour and back at this venue it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see a big effort from the four-year old who could still have improvement to offer.
3:15 Goodwood – Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 2m
Queen’s Vase winner Santiago took another forward step when winning the Irish Derby; but the Authorized colt faces an uphill task to lower the colours of champion stayer STRADIVARIUS who cantered to a third successive Ascot Gold Cup victory and John Gosden’s charge looks very hard to oppose from landing a fourth win in this race.
The Sea The Stars entire looked as good as ever when readily sauntering clear to beat the reopposing Nayef Road by ten lengths, building on his earlier pipe-opening run over an inadequate trip in the Coronation Stakes. That form has been boosted though and he showed his appreciation for a more suitable test with that easy Ascot victory.
Gosden’s star stayer remains the flag bearer in this division and while he faces some new rivals including the improving Ballydoyle runner he could prove too good again and he can stamp his class over this field to collect the prize for a fourth year.
3:45 Goodwood – Qatar Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 5f
ACCLAIM THE NATION was giving the reopposing Celsius 2lbs when finishing runner-up at Haydock on his first start back following lockdown and Eric Alston’s charge might be able to gain revenge here on better terms.
The Acclamation gelding has tasted defeat in both starts since that run, but he wasn’t beaten far behind Lahore at York nine days ago and he can challenge here from the same mark.
A fast five furlongs is ideal for him and while he won’t be alone in setting the fractions in a race where there’s a number of trailblazers, he has the plum number one stall to work from and he should give a good account of himself with the drying ground likely to be more in his favour.