Wednesday 27th July 2022
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)
Glorious Goodwood 2022
Welcome aboard to my preview for the second day of Glorious Goodwood and once again I’m getting the ball rolling with the 1:50, which is another extremely competitive handicap. Contested over a mile and four furlongs I’ve decided to have two punts in the race, the strongest of which is actually the bigger price of the two in Luminous Light at 12/1 for the Johnston’s and Franny Norton. The stable took the opener on Tuesday and I think they have a big chance with this runner, he’s a course winner when getting the better of the smart War Horse here last year and his effort last time at Ripon when finishing third gave the impression that this trip will suit. The other one I like here is Soulcombe who’s a 7/2 chance for William Haggas and Cieran Fallon. He’s a Frankel colt who arrives here after back to back victories, as a result, he’s seven pounds higher than his last success in the weights, but I think there’s a strong possibility that he could be quite a bit better than his current rating of 81.
The next race I’ll be taking a look at is the 2:25 which is the Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes which is ridden over a distance of seven furlongs. I’ve actually had two punts in this contest as well, I suspect you’re beginning to think I’ve got my covers than a Gordon Ramsey restaurant, but here we are. It’s hard to seperate this pair on who I deem as the strongest, but I’ll start with Oscula at 7/1 for George Boughey and William Buick. Despite only being a three-year-old, she’s been highly tried within pattern company and has already developed into a very consistent performer, nabbing a Listed contest as well as French Group 3 last term. She was last seen as recently as the weekend when just going down by a nose at Ascot in the Group 3 Valiant Stakes, and if that hasn’t taken too much out of her she has every chance of being on the premises again here. The other one I’ve sided with here is Primo Bacio who’s an 8/1 chance for Ed Walker and Richard Kingscote. She’s tried her hand at the top-level on several occasions, so this grade of race won’t be a problem for her, neither will the drop in trip. She looked very smart at York last season when taking out a listed contest, and if getting some luck in the run here I think she has to be considered as a serious player.
Next up it’s the 4:10 which is a Fillies’ Handicap over a mile and two furlongs. In this particular contest I like the chances of Natasha at 4/1 for the Gosdens and Franie Dettori who sports the famous George Strawbridge silks. She’s a half-sister to the brilliant Alamnzor and made a pleasing return to the track last month at Newmarket and it’s likely that she’ll build on that effort here, last term she progressed nicely with back to back victories before finding Group 1 company too hot to handle on her last outing. I think she’s more than capable of making her presence felt here within handicap company and she’s every chance of going well.
Concluding the day and my preview is the 5:20 which is another handicap which this time is ridden over seven furlongs. I’m taking a chance on Mums Tipple here at 13/2 for the team of Richard Hannon and Sean Levey. We all know how promising he was as a youngster and despite things not really panning out as some might have expected after that, he still arrives here off a ten-pound lower mark than what was once a winning one for him. He also proved that he can go well off today’s rating when finishing third of ten last time out at Newmarket, I’ll chance him going close again here.