Thursday 28th July 2022
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)
Glorious Goodwood 2022
Welcome to my preview for Day 3 of the 2022 Glorious Goodwood Festival, it’s the 1:50 where we start things off again and as you’ve come to expect now it’s another competitive handicap that gets us underway. Contested over a mile and two furlongs, I’ve sided with the Sir Michael Stoute trained Migdam here at 7/2 who’s the mount of Ryan Moore. Sporting the Al Shaqab silks, he comes into the race having won his last three outings, with his most recent success coming at Doncaster on his seasonal reappearance last month. There likely is a lot more to come from him, and he could well prove a lot better than his mark of 95 for a yard that progresses horses through the ranks for fun.
Next up we have the 2:25 and this is the Group 2 Richmond Stakes that’s contested over a distance of six furlongs. I like the chances of Chateau here at 3/1 who represents the team of Andrew Balding and William Buick. He’s progressed nicely this term, winning a novice before going on to finish an impressive fourth at Royal Ascot in the Windsor Castle Stakes. It was his most recent performance that’s been his best to date though, and that came at Newbury where he won the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes in smart style. Not much went right for him in the run that day, but once the gaps did appear he put the race to bed in pretty immediate style. If turning up in the same form for this task he’s a huge player.
It’s the 3:35 where I turn my focus to now, which is the feature race of the day in the Group 1 Nassau Stakes over a mile and two furlongs. I’m keeping this very straightforward as I think this is all about Nashwa at Evens for the Gosden’s and Hollie Doyle. This filly by Frankel is enjoying a fine campaign so far, winning three of her four starts, culminating with Group 1 success last time in the Prix de Diane, and the only race in which she hasn’t won is when she finished third in the Oaks at Epsom. She gets the weight off all of the older horses here and I think she’s better than the one’s her own age. I think she’ll be incredibly tough to beat if she’s firing on all cylinders.
Concluding my preview for Day 3 will be the 4:45 which is a Class 3 Handicap over five furlongs. Another competitive affair, however, I’ve taken a chance on Le Beau Garcon here at 6/1 who represents the Easterby’s and Paul Mulrennan. He’s a three-year-old gelding by former star sprinter Brazen Beau, and has already notched up a couple of wins as a two-year-old. On his seasonal reappearance at Musselburgh back in June, he posted a fine effort when finishing second of eleven, and most recently he ran well for a long way at Newmarket before fading. He’s on what I think is a fair mark here and has the added bonus of being reunited with Mulrennan, I think he’s every chance of running well back down in trip.