Saturday 30th July 2022
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)
Glorious Goodwood 2022
It’s the final day of the 2022 Glorious Goodwood meeting on Saturday, and I’m starting my Day 5 preview off with the 2:10 which is a handicap that’s contested over a mile and six furlongs. In what is another massively competitive affair, I’ve sided with Soapy Stevens at 5/1 for Franny Norton and the Johnston team. He’s been very busy so far this campagin, which is common for a horse from his yard, however, he’s been in great form and comes into this race off the back of consecutive victories, which include a Bet365 Trophy victory. Due to said success, he’s been steadily rising the weights but I still think there could be more to come from him off his current mark. The yard have had great success at this meeting over the years, and I think this runner presents them with another solid chance.
Next up I’ll be taking a look at the 2:45 which is the Group 2 Lilly Langtry Stakes that’s contested over a mile and six furlongs. I think this can go to Sea La Rosa who currently heads the betting at 2/1 for the team of William Haggas and Tom Marquand. She sports the famous Sunderland Holding silks and is developing into a very useful horse. She’s knotched up five victories to date, which included a Group 3 victory at Haydock earlier in the year. Both of her outings this term have come at that track, with her most recent outing coming in the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks where she finished second behind Free Wind. She brings the most solid form into the race here and if on a going day as she so often is, she’s every chance of being involved at the business end of things.
The big race of the day arrives at 3:20 and it’s the Stewards Cup which is ridden over six furlongs. The race is a Heritage Handicap that always attracts a huge field, and this year’s renewal is no different with 28 runners currently set to take their place in the contest. I’ve tried my hand with two punts in the race, the first of these is a horse that’s seemingly been around forever and that’s Summerghand at 14/1 for David O’Meara and Jason Watson. He won the race off an eight-pound lower mark back in 2020 and arrives here with 66 runs to his name of which he’s won 13 times. He’s far from the most reliable, and whilst you need to catch him on a going day he has shown that he likes it around here and in my opinion is a lot more solid than some here. The other one I’ve taken a somewhat tentative alliance with is Commanche Falls at 20/1 for the team of Michael Dods and Connor Beasley. He’s the current reigning champion of the race having won the race last year, and he’ll contest this year’s renewal off just two-pounds higher. His form has been a bit in and out since last year’s success in the race, however, he proved he can be competitive off this mark on his first run of the season at Doncaster when going down by half of a length into second. He won the race from a wide draw last year and I think he’s every chance of going close again from one this year if things fall right for him.
The 3:55 is the final race I’ll be looking at during this year’s Glorious Goodwood Meeting, and it’s a Class 2 Handicap that’s ridden over seven furlongs. I like the chance of Galiac here at 7/1 who represents William Muir & Chris Grassick and is the mount of David Probert. He’s a course and distance winner having won here back in May of this year, and has begun to prove himself as a conistent sort in handicaps of this nature, winning two of his four outings so far this campaign. When he was last seen he finished third of seven at Sandown and running off the same mark here he could well play a part once again.