Saturday Glorious Goodwood tips – Best bets through the card on the final day
Saturday Glorious Goodwood tips and best bets
We head into the fifth and final day of horse racing action at the 2021 Glorious Goodwood Festival with more classy and competitive racing on the agenda. We’ve picked out our Saturday Glorious Goodwood tips and best bets through the card.
There is plenty to look forward to on Saturday for the final day of the 2021 Glorious Goodwood Festival with the competitive Stewards’ Cup Handicap being the feature of the day and the big-field cavalry charge dominates a card that also includes the Group Two Lillie Langtry Stakes.
The ITV Racing cameras will be on hand again with the best of the day’s action from the Sussex Downs and Ed Chamberlain and the team will have their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis; while we’ve looked through the seven-race card to pick out our Saturday Glorious Goodwood tips and best bets.
ITV RACING: 1.20pm, 1.55pm, 2.30pm, 3.05pm, 3.40pm
SATURDAY GLORIOUS GOODWOOD TIPS – BEST BETS THROUGH THE CARD ON THE FINAL DAY
1:20 Goodwood – Thames Materials Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 7f
SPIRIT OF BERMUDA has atoned for her Redcar no-show in April where she got upset in the stalls and all but refused to race by posting back-to-back victories and William Haggas’ charge can land the hat-trick here.
The Twilight Son filly has posted wins at Leicester and Newmarket latterly, beating Rising Star by three-parts of a length under this rider and that form was boosted when the runner-up went one better next time.
She’s only 2lbs higher here and another big run could be in the pipeline with further improvement possible and she can bring up her three-timer here.
1:55 Goodwood – Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap (Consolation Race For The Stewards’ Cup) Cl2 (3yo+) 6f
MUSIC SOCIETY can get back to winning ways here having rattled the crossbar in three of his last four starts and the Society Rock gelding can gain some reward for his consistency.
Tim Easterby’s charge was a winner at Pontefract in June, beating Abduction under this rider and he’s acquitted himself well since where he just failed to win the Scottish Stewards’ Cup and he again was denied by the narrowest margin in the recent Sky Bet Dash at York.
He can compete here from 4lbs below that mark so has to be of interest from a handicapping perspective and if this latest run doesn’t come too soon – his fifth inside a month – then he can make his presence felt here reunited with Cam Hardie who rode him to his last success.
2:30 Goodwood – Summer Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 1m6f
FUTURE INVESTMENT seems to be working his way back into form after a couple of lesser runs, finding only one too good latest at Ascot when dropped to this distance and it might be worth chancing Ralph Beckett’s charge to go one better.
The Mount Nelson gelding was a winner at Chester last August and he ran with credit in competitive handicaps thereafter which included the Old Borough Cup and the Cesarewitch prior to a break. He might have needed his return and then ran well in defeat on the back of that when finishing fifth in heavy ground at Haydock.
Denied by only a nose latest when attempting to give away weight all round that was a very creditable effort and from just 2lbs higher here he can make his presence felt with a repeat on ground that is sure to suit.
3:05 Goodwood – Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m6f
With rain forecast it is sure to suit WONDERFUL TONIGHT who missed last week’s King George on account of the ground and David Menuisier’s charge can gain some compensation here.
The Le Havre filly has won her last three starts in soft ground, two of which came in Group One company at Longchamp and Ascot towards the tail of last season and she made a blistering return to action when routing a good field in the Hardwicke Stakes following a break.
That form has taken several boosts since with multiple winners coming out of the race and any further easing of the ground will be in her favour so she ought to prove very tough to beat here.
3:40 Goodwood – Unibet Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 6f
HURRICANE IVOR was a multiple winner in France prior to joining this yard and the Ivawood gelding has wasted little time in finding further progress since his move to William Haggas, building on his return to win at Sandown (dead-heat) and then go close to a follow-up at Ascot three weeks ago when denied a short-head by Significantly.
The dead-heat call is somewhat controversial as he appeared the clear winner on the print and both that run and his latest have largely stood up on subsequent form so he could well again here where he’s 3lbs well-in on his mark.
He raced on the unfavoured far side at Ascot last time and beat all bar the winner who moved to the stands’ side early; but he was clear of the rest on his side of the track and with the return to six furlongs no issue he’s expected to put in a big performance here.
4:10 Goodwood – British European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Stakes (GBB Race) (IRE Incentive Race) (Colts & Geldings) Cl2 (2yo) 7f
TARTAN CHIEF took a step forward despite still looking green when finding only one too good on his recent run at Salisbury and Paul Cole’s charge could have more to come.
The Dark Angel colt finished third on debut at Haydock, certainly looking in need of the experience and he was still raw when finishing runner-up last time behind Like A Lion where he was beaten three lengths.
That form has been boosed by the third and he’s a well-bred sort who could continue to improve so he might be capable of a big run in what should be an informative race.
4:45 Goodwood – Signature Apprentice Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m1f
TURNTABLE has been in good form this term, winning at Newmarket in May and backing up that victory with a brace of efforts in the frame including when beaten into second by Alabama Boy at Newmarket in June.
Chris Wall’s charge didn’t help his chances there by blowing the start, veering right and giving up ground; but he came from a long way back to snatch the silver medal and he can compete here from the same mark while Seb Woods’ 3lbs claim adds some strength to his chances so every chance he can make his presence felt in the finale.