Wednesday’s racing tips – 12/1 NAP massively overpriced in Goodwood feature

The mud will be flying at Goodwood tomorrow.

The mud will be flying at Goodwood tomorrow.

Our expert takes a look through all of Wednesday’s races and highlights an overlooked outsider in the Foundation Stakes at Goodwood as his NAP of the day with Unibet.

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3:40pm Goodwood British Stallion Studs EBF Foundation Stakes (Listed Race) 1m2f

On ratings alone, Air Pilot should win this comfortably, especially now the ground has gone in his favourite. However, I think it’s worth taking Ralph Beckett’s ten-year-old on, as he hasn’t claimed victory on British soil since 2014, having lost out in a number of contests very similar to this.

Of the remaining runners, there are serious questions marks against most. Will Elwazir like the ever-softening ground? Does Nyaleti stay the trip? Are Illuminated and Qarasu capable of stepping up on decent efforts in handicaps?

So, with doubts circling around the more-fancied horses, I think it’s well worth chancing that GETCHAGETCHAGETCHA (NAP) will run well beyond his inexplicably long odds.

Clive Cox’s charge began this season with a decent second over a mile at Kempton, before finishing just one place behind future French Derby winner, Sottsass in the Prix La Force at Longchamp. A first outing over a mile-and-a-half followed in a Conditions Stakes at Leicester, where Getchagetchagetcha stayed strong in the closing stages to repel Arthur Kitt and claim a welcome victory.

Cox’s three-year-old then carried a 40/1 price-tag into the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot, but things didn’t go according to plan. The ground was drying out by then and Getchagetchagetcha had a luckless passage, finding trouble upon leaving the gate and getting bumped around as the field turned for home. In the end, he did well to recover his composure and stay on down the home straight to finish eighth.

Getchagetchagetcha hasn’t been seen since then, which I suppose could account for his lengthy odds. However, Hector Crouch’s mount will love the ground, he will definitely see out the trip and he’s won on two of the three occasions he has come into a race as fresh as this. In a race as open as this, 12/1 is a crazy price.