Tuesday 26th July 2022
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)
Glorious Goodwood 2022
Welcome to my Goodwood Preview of 2022 and we kick things off on Day 1 with the opener which comes up at 1:50. This is the Chesterfield Cup which is a handicap over a mile and four furlongs, as to be expected, this is immensely competitive, however, I’ve taken a chance on Caradoc at 7/1 who represents Richard Kingscote and Ed Walker. He’s a battle hardened campaigner in handicaps such as this, and he also finished second in this race last year off a two-pound higher mark. If getting some luck in running he’s every chance of being on the premises once again.
Next up we have the 2:25 which is the Group 2 Vintage Stakes that’s contested over seven furlongs. In this particular affair I think it’s all about Holloway Boy who currently heads the betting at 2/1 for the team of Karl Burke and Danny Tudhope. He was a shock winner of the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot on his only start to date, taking the listed contest in pretty comfortable style when going off at 40/1. To put up a performance of that magnitude on your first ever start takes some deal, and it’s clear he’s got a lot of talent in the locker. I think it will take a big performance to stop him here.
The 3:00 is where we go next which is the Group 2 Lennox Stakes that’s ridden over seven furlongs. Sacred heads the betting here and will be a warm favourite among punters, however, I’ve taken her on though and I’ve done that with Lusail who’s currently a 5/1 chance for Richard Hannon and Pat Dobbs. His last three outings have all come within Group 1 company, and he’s been running some crackers in them finishing a head second to Coroebus in the St James’s Palace at Royal Ascot before finishing third in a French Group 1 to Tenebrism. If he brings this level of form to the table for his assignment here he’ll be bang there at the business end of things.
The big race of the day comes up at 3:35 and it’s the Goodwood Cup, a Group 1 affair that’s contested over two miles. We’ve got a real cracker of a renewal this year, and I think it can go to Kyprios at 15/8 for the all-conquering duo of Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien. He arrives here having won all three of his outings to date this term, with the most recent of said victories coming at Royal Ascot where he won the Ascot Gold Cup. I think there could well be more progression to come from him, and whilst a lot of his rivals here have reached their ceiling, he still has potential to get better.