Glorious Goodwood continues with Day Three as Paddy Power release latest odds with plenty of support for Mount Athos in the Goodwood Cup & Richmond Stakes.
Day three of Glorious Goodwood gets underway in just a few hours time and we are all set for another thrilling day from the famous racecourse.
There are seven races taking place throughout the day and one of the highlights will be the Artemis Goodwood Cup, which is run over a distance of two miles and there are 14 runners in this one right now.
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Mount Athos is being tipped as the 4/1 favourite and will be looking to put in a better performance than his fifth place at Royal Ascot last time out. He has four wins from his last six races though, so is sure to be in contention here as there is no doubt he has quality.
Caucus is at 13/2 and he has the quality to be involved come to eh closing stages here.
Altano is at 7/1, Brown Panther is at 15/2 and there could then be great value on Colour Vision and Saddler’s Rock, who are at 15/2 and 10/1 respectively. Saddler’s Rock might not be in the best of form, but he did win this encounter last year, so can’t be written off.
The opening race of the day is the Gordon’s Handicap, which is open to horses aged three-year-old and run over a mile and one furlong.
Code Of Honour is the horse many are backing in this one as he is the 4/1 favourite, but the likes of Thair, Red Avenger and Ajmany, who are all being offered at 7/1 to take this one, could be a good bet. It should be a cracking race to start the day.
Then you have the Audi Richmond Stakes, where the impressive Figure Of Speech is the fancied horse as he is at 7/4. If at his best, you would say that Godolphin’s charge would have a bit too much quality for the rest of the field.
Saayerr is at 13/2 and with Ryan Moore on board, he could be good value in this encounter. He also has two wins from three races, so comes into the Richmond Stakes in great shape.
The Blackrock Fillies’ Stakes – which is registered as the Lillie Langtry Stakes – is race number four of the day.
Wild Coco and Elik might just battle it out for this one as they are at 5/4 and 11/4 respectively and the horse that is third in the betting is Souviens Toi, who is at 8/1.
Wild Coco has the knowhow in this race though and you would say he is the one to beat right now.
You then have the E B F British Stallion Studs New Ham Maiden Fillies’ Stakes and there could be some great value in this race as there are 18 runners.
Having an each-way punt on Tender Emotion (17/2) and Jersey Brown (28/1) might be worthwhile in this trip.
The day is then rounded off with the Tatler Handicap and the Qipco Future Stars Apprentice Handicap and they should be two races that finish off the day nicely.
Bring on another enthralling day of action from Glorious Goodwood.
Betfair Chase Meeting – Tips from Haydock and Ascot
There’s nothing like a cheeky flutter on a Friday and the racing today is of a standard that will undoubtedly bring the big boys out to play.
There’s some top action from Haydock Park – the first day of the Betfair Chase meeting – and also from Ascot, where Nicky Henderson usually dominates.
That’s the angle we’re concentrating on this afternoon, with the Seven Barrows handler saddling a couple of horses with fantastic chances of doing the business.
Last season Henderson unleashed subsequent Grade One winner Beat That in the Geotech Soil Stabilisation “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle (Ascot 1:00) and this race always has a habit of producing a good horse with Many Clouds, who should take a bit of beating in the Hennessy Gold Cup next weekend, winning this contest in 2012 when he was novice hurdler.
This year Henderson is saddling exciting youngster Saint Charles, who is owned by the powerhouse that is JP McManus and is thought of very highly from the Henderson stable staff.
Although Saint Charles, an expensive buy from the pointing field, never really looked like enhancing Henderson´s fine record in the bumper at Ayr he was given his debut at, much better is expected of him on his hurdling debut if the noises out of the Henderson yard are to be believed.
Trading around the 3/1 mark, I’m sure we’ll know early Friday morning whether this horse is expected to dot up at Ascot or not.
If the money comes make sure you follow.
Also on a sparkling card from Berkshire, Sweet Deal looks the banker of the day for Henderson in the final race on the card.
The Canaccord Genuity Handicap Hurdle (Ascot 3:50) has been depleted by the inclusion of the selection, which examples just how much this horse has to offer at this level on his handicap debut.
After getting beat when favourite at Sandown in a novice event in December, Henderson freshened the horse up and he came back roaring with two wins over the summer at Aintree and Uttoxeter.
That win at Uttoxeter was especially impressive and is strong form.
After his win at Aintree a fortnight earlier, beating Hawdyerwheesht and Deadly Sting, who had finished first and second in the earlier maiden hurdle the 4yo showed plenty of class to come through a bit of a battle with the runner up Rolling Maul to get back on terms and stay on strongly to win by 10 lengths.
Anything around even money would be a steal.
Saturday Horse Racing : Latest Streams and Channel 4 Offer
When the wind is howling and the rain is pouring, there is no better time to curl up in front of the TV on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy some top-class horse racing action on Channel 4. It would be rude also not to have a dabble or two. It is the weekend after all.
Our man Lewis Jones, who tipped up a 20/1 winner a couple of weeks back at Newmarket, has taken a good look at the action from Doncaster, where they go flat racing, and at Wincanton, where the jumps take centre stage. Lewis has found a bet to follow from both tracks…
Doncaster 3:35 – November Handicap
The booking of big-race claiming jockey Louis Steward is a huge plus for the chances of the very talented yet frustrating First Mohican, who can be backed at 16/1.
Steward has steered Mutual Regard to victory in the Ebor at York and Bronze Angel to success in the Cambridgeshire this season to show he’s a man for the big occasion.
The selection actually was a red hot 3/1 favourite for this race two years ago but toiled in quick conditions, finishing down the field.
He has been disappointing in truth ever since but does have the edge of a summer break behind him coming into this race, which looks cherry ripe for him if he can put his best foot forward.
The ground will be right up his street on Town Moor and his last win came in a York handicap off a rating of 100 when he was fresh, so he’s racing off a mark just 2lb higher than that. Everything looks right for a huge run.
Wincanton 3:15 – Elite Hurdle
The day’s banker has to be Irving in the feature at Wetherby, who should rate much better than his current mark of 148.
He looked a horse with huge potential when dotting up at Taunton, Ascot and Kempton before flopping when favourite in the Supreme Novices Hurdle.
He was easy to back that day, found himself behind nearing the third-last and was off the bridle at that stage. He made some late headway and perhaps if Nick Scholfield had his chance again he would sit handier.
Trainer Paul Nicholls has big faith in this horse and he should be stronger with a summer on his back. This looks an ideal starting point with the selection getting 12lbs off former Champion Hurdler Rock On Ruby.
Wednesday Racing Tips : Kempton, Warwick & Nottingham Streaming
Today should be day for the talented but frustrating Musaddas to strike at Kempton in the Betdaq Commission Free Football On Saturday Handicap (7:40).
Although carrying the tag as a bit of a monkey, the selection has so much ability and looks capable of flying up the handicap if handled correctly.
He’s finished second seven times in 12 starts due to his strong travelling nature but doesn’t always find enough when asked to go win his race. The key to him breaking this frustrating sequence is the drop back in trip today, which looks right up his street.
He’s done most of his racing over a mile or further but doesn’t quite have the staying capabilities for that distance. Under a prominent ride at Kempton, over seven furlongs, he should be knocking at the door. At 6/1 he’s a risk worth taking.
The jockey booking of young apprentice Kevin Stott also has to be seen as a major positive.
We’ve been raving about the skills of this young apprentice for a while now and are happy to see the pair join up together again today at Kempton.
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has been quick to analyse that Stott is the next best thing since sliced bread on the apprentice scene and the youngster has ridden three winners from six rides for the stable. His faith has been rewarded by a 40% strike rate.
Stott rode an impressive double for Godolphin when we was in attendance at Lingfield a couple of weeks back and it was hard not to pour extensive praise on the shoulders of the young jockey. It was his adaptability and all-round abilities that really drew him to our attention as both rides showed off his different qualities.
The win on Hidden Gold for the boys in blue was a more waiting effort that showed his capabilities of judging pace from the back of the field whilst his win on Evening Rain was a more punch effort from the front. Forcing the horse’s head to the front when all were challenging in behind him. He’s a jockey going places and he’s well worth following when given the required ammunition from a strong stable like Bin Suroor’s.
His stable has been rocketing in the winners of late, sending our 19 winners this month, including a healthy strike rate of 36% from a wide ranging number of 37 runners. Everything looks cherry ripe for a bold bid from the selection.
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