2019 Glorious Goodwood tips – Race-by-race selections for day three of the Sussex summer festival

It is day three of Glorious Goodwood on Thursday.

It is day three of Glorious Goodwood on Thursday.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for the third day of the Glorious Goodwood Festival, including the Group One Nassau Stakes.

Thursday sees the third day of the 2019 Glorious Goodwood Festival go to post, and the Group One Nassau Stakes is the feature race of the afternoon at 3.35pm.

A seven-race card at the Sussex venue also includes the Group Two Richmond Stakes, and the pick of Thursday’s Goodwood action will unfold live on ITV Racing where Ed Chamberlain and the team will have their usual expert tips, insights and post-race analysis on all of the afternoon’s televised races.

1:50 – Unibet Handicap Cl2 (3yo) 1m2f

2:25 – Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 6f

3:00 – Qatar Gordon Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 1m4f

3:35 – Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f

4:10 – Telegraph Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 7f

4:45 – Markel Insurance British EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (2yo) 7f

5:20 – Tatler Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-95) 5f

And Brian Healy takes a race-by-race look at the third day racecard at Glorious Goodwood where he has selections in every race.

1:50 – Unibet Handicap Cl2 (3yo) 1m2f

It may be worth giving another chance to FOX PREMIER (10/1, William Hill) who wasn’t disgraced despite finishing down the field behind South Pacific in the King George V Stakes during Royal Ascot, and Andrew Balding’s charge can resume winning ways.

The Frankel colt had won his previous two starts following an eight-month break, posting successes at Chelmsford and Sandown respectively, and he was denied a clear run at a crucial stage at Ascot latest which halted momentum and he ran better than the bare result suggests.

That run was over a longer trip than this, but he is returns to ten furlongs for this latest outing and he can bounce back from his defeat last time having been eased slightly in the handicap.

Andrew Balding can saddle a winner on day three of Glorious Goodwood.

Andrew Balding can saddle a winner on day three of Glorious Goodwood.

2:25 – Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 6f

THREAT (5/2, Coral) finished ahead of the reopposing Guildsman when finishing runner-up in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, and Richard Hannon’s charge can get back to winning ways here.

The Footstepsinthesand colt was a winner at Newmarket on his debut, scoring readily from Electrical Storm over five furlongs, and he took the step up in trip in his stride when denied by Arizona in that Ascot outing when last seen.

He was only beaten a half-length on that occasion, perhaps just given too much to do having been held up and then meeting some trouble in running. Despite everything however, he was finishing strongly, and he can find further improvement.

The yard has a good record in this contest, winning two of the last five including with the high-class Ivawood, and the Footstepsinthesand colt can get back on the winning trail here.

3:00 – Qatar Gordon Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 1m4f

DAL HORRISGLE (7/1, Ladbrokes) is improving with every start, and William Haggas’ charge comes into this race on the back of a pair of wins at Nottingham and Haydock this season, having also won on his second outing at the end of last campaign.

The Nathaniel gelding had three lengths to spare over Southern Rock latest, readily drawing clear to post an impressive success despite perhaps still looking a bit rough round the edges and he can continue to improve as he gains more experience.

He takes a big step up in class here, and the form of that latest win is perhaps only ordinary; but he has the scope to progress again, and the longer trip here could unlock additional improvement so it would be no surprise to see him go well again for all this is a much sterner test of his credentials.

3:35 – Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f

Dual-Guineas heroine Hermosa has to prove stamina over this longer trip so it could be worth chancing on MEHDAAYIH (7/2, Coral) to come out on top for the Gosden/Dettori combination who have been sweeping up big prizes throughout the season.

The classy Frankel filly is 3-4 this term, meeting her sole defeat in the Epsom Oaks where she failed to act on the track. She had beaten Manuela De Vega readily the time before to win the Cheshire Oaks, and she quickly bounced to winning ways on her next start at Saint-Cloud.

She won the Prix de Malleret on that occasion, beating Edisa by two lengths, where she travelled well and showed a decent turn of foot to draw clear in that contest and score readily, and there may still be better to come from her.

Proven at this distance and beyond, she could make the most of her guaranteed stamina to outgun the Ballydoyle star here, and for all she probably does need a shade more on form she ought to remain competitive and can close.

Mehdaayih can win the Nassau Stakes

Mehdaayih can win the Nassau Stakes

4:10 – Telegraph Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 7f

FRED (7/1, Paddy Power) has shown a good attitude to win his last two starts in novice company, battling to a nose defeat of Law Of Peace at Leicester in June and then scoring by a head over He’s A Keeper at Haydock latest.

Mark Johnston enjoys having winners at the Sussex track, and the progressive Frankel colt can find further improvement now she tries handicapping where an opening mark of 87 doesn’t look prohibitive given he remains open to progress.

He might find it a bit more difficult to dominate this field, while he also has to prove as effective on the better ground; but he looks worth siding with to find the requisite progress needed and he can go well for his in-form handler whose runners here are always worthy of respect.

4:45 – Markel Insurance British EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (2yo) 7f

TULIP FIELDS (7/1, Bet365) was very green on her debut at Carlisle in July, but Mark Johnston’s charge shaped with plenty of encouragement in finding only Alabama Whitman too strong and the Golden Horn filly can improve for that experience to go one better here.

Racing keenly, she tried to make all and she battled on well once headed, and that experience won’t have been lost on her where she has the potential to do better with that run under her belt.

PJ McDonald teams up with Mark Johnston’s charge, and she ought to progress on the back of that debut so she is entitled to be competitive in this contest and it would be no surprise to see her in the mix in what looks a really good and informative contest.

PJ McDonald can ride a winner on day three of Glorious Goodwood

PJ McDonald can ride a winner on day three of Glorious Goodwood

5:20 – Tatler Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-95) 5f

LUFRICIA (9/1, William Hill) shaped well on her sole start last term, finishing third on her debut at Kempton, and Roger Varian’s charge showed the benefit of that experience to strike on her reappearance following almost seven months off at Newcastle to get off the mark with a defeat of Rocket Action.

Having struggled in Listed company next time, failing to beat a rival home at Chelmsford in the Listed Chelmer Stakes, she might have found the soft ground against her at this venue in June before going close on better ground at Doncaster latest where she was denied only by a head behind Queens Gift.

She was only run down late on that occasion, and both the winner and third have come out and won again since so the form looks solid. A 6lbs rise for that run looks fair, and if she can settle better then it wouldn’t come as a shock to see her find further improvement.

With the scope to do better, she get back to winning ways here.

2019 GLORIOUS GOODWOOD TIPS – DAY THREE SELECTIONS

1:50 – FOX PREMIER (10/1, William Hill)

2:25 – THREAT (5/2, Coral)

3:00 – DAL HORRISGLE (7/1, Ladbrokes)

3:35 – MEHDAAYIH (7/2, Coral)

4:10 – FRED (7/1, Paddy Power)

4:45 – TULIP FIELDS (7/1, Bet365)

5:20 – LUFRICIA (9/1, William Hill)