Live TV Racing tips – Thursday’s ITV Racing best bets at Glorious Goodwood
The ITV Racing cameras are in action again for day three of the Glorious Goodwood Festival featuring the Nassau Stakes. We give our race-by-race live TV Glorious Goodwood tips for all five televised races.
Armchair punters are in for more top-class horse racing action on Thursday with another five races shown live on ITV Racing including the Group One Nassau Stakes which goes to post at 3.15pm.
Ed Chamberlain and the team will have more expert tips, insights and post-race analysis on all the TV action and Brian Healy gives his live TV Glorious Goodwood tips for Thursday’s televised racing.
LIVE TV RACING TIPS – GLORIOUS GOODWOOD DAY THREE SELECTIONS
1:45 Goodwood – Unibet You’re On Handicap Cl2 (3yo) 1m2f
AL SALT is yet to be tried on turf, but he has proven progressive on the all-weather and comes here in search of a hat-trick; William Haggas’ charge is taken to progress again switching to this surface and the Mukhadram gelding can take another forward step.
A Newcastle winner on his return having shaped well on his sole outing last term, he stepped up with a good win at Wolverhampton where he beat Byford by just over one length, winning readily despite hanging and still looking in need of experience.
He likely has more to come and this longer trip could well elicit some further improvement as he switches to the handicap ranks where a mark of 88 might underestimate his potential for better.
Assuming he handles the switch to turf then he could progress again and no surprise to see him firmly in the mix.
2:15 Goodwood – Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
YAZAMAN had the reopposing Qaader behind him when chasing home the smart Tactical at Newmarket in the July Stakes and William Haggas’ charge can get back to winning ways.
The Kodiac colt had won on debut at Yarmouth in June, beating Different Face, and he lost no caste in defeat behind Tactical at Royal Ascot in the Windsor Castle Stakes, finding only that rival too strong before filling the same spot at Newmarket behind the same opponent.
Beaten just over one length on that occasion he had Qaader three lengths adrift and he confirm that form here with further improvement anticipated.
2:45 Goodwood – John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 1m4f
Things didn’t pan out for ENGLISH KING in the Epsom Derby, eventually finishing fifth and beaten around six lengths. Ed Walker’s charge probably didn’t help himself by getting worked up beforehand in the colts’ Classic and he could be worth forgiving that effort.
The Camelot colt was impressive the time before in the Lingfield Derby Trial, readily brushing aside Berkshire Rocco for an easy three lengths’ success and there may yet be more to come from him as he drops back in grade.
The Epsom Derby form perhaps shouldn’t be taken at face-value given how the contest developed with the winner making all and going well clear; but he finished off well enough and could overturn the Epsom form with runner-up Khalifa Sat who was better placed in the colts’ Classic than the selection, while Mogul finished behind him and he can confirm those places.
He is given another chance to build on his earlier performance at Lingfield and no surprise to see him bounce back to winning form.
3:15 Goodwood – Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f
NAZEEF is going from strength to strength and the Invincible Spirit filly can keep her winning run going.
John Gosden’s rising star has won her last six starts, latterly finding another jolt of improvement to make a Group One breakthrough in the Falmouth Stakes earlier in the month having earlier won at Royal Ascot in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.
There’s a suspicion the Falmouth Stakes she won wasn’t the strongest affair so this might well demand a shade more from her; but she’s going the right way and likely has more still to offer so could make her presence felt again with this step up in trip likely to suit and no surprise if she were to improve again.
3:45 Goodwood – Gusbourne Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 7f
Richard Hannon’s juveniles are flying and RUNNING BACK can get off the mark at the third attempt having finished runner-up on both starts to date.
The Muhaarar colt had found only Qaader too strong on debut at Newbury last month, beaten four lengths but shaping as if he’d be better for the experience; that form has been boosted with the third striking a win next time, while the race-winner has contested in Group Two company, finishing runner-up in the Coventry Stakes.
There’s surely more to come from him and this step up in trip could unlock additional improvement where he can get off the mark switching to handicaps where a mark of 81 could underestimate his potential for progression.