Glorious Goodwood Day 3 Preview
It was another tough day for us on Wednesday at Goodwood, but at least our 16/1 e/w NB The Cashel Man grabbed a place. He stayed on really well for 4th from the back and he has a nice pot in him. Phoenix Of Spain was again bitterly disappointing and his Irish Guineas win is looking more and more like a fluke. I thought Wheels On Fire was going to win a furlong out, but somehow he lost 4 places in the final 50 yards. Hopefully we do better on Thursday, check out Dave Stevos Goodwood Day 3 tips and preview below…
Goodwood Day 3 Tips: 1.50 Unibet Handicap (Class 2)
At an absolutely huge price, Wargrave could outrun his odds for the Stack team. Jamie Spencer, who rode him in the German Guineas, is back on board and his mark of 101 could be workable on handicap debut. He ran a cracker behind a potentially very useful 4yo last time on his first try at beyond a mile at Gowran (9.5f gd).
Wargrave may have only finished 6th in the German 2000 Guineas but he was in close proximity to some very useful sorts. He had the 100 rated Pogo a couple of lengths behind and was only 2L behind the 109 rated Great Scot. By Galileo, Wargrave showed good ground is fine for him on his last two starts and if he handles the track, he could outrun his odds of 40/1.
GOODWOOD DAY 3 TIPS: WARGRAVE E/W @ 40/1
Goodwood Preview Thursday: 2.25 – Richmond Stakes (Group 2)
The 6f Richmond Stakes is for 2yo colts and geldings only and 13 will go to post. Threat looks a worthy favourite after his fine 2nd to Arizona in the Coventry. He was arguably a shade unlucky that day but the jury is still out on the strength of that form. However, the form of Dream Shot’s staying on 2nd to Liberty Beach at Sandown last time got a nice boost here yesterday.
He was 3L behind John Quinn’s filly in that Listed heat and he shaped as though further would suit. The son of Dream Ahead has lots of stamina on the dam side of his pedigree. His dam was a winner at 7f/8f and she is out of a half-sister to couple of 12f Group winners. Jamie Spencer keeps the ride, James Tate is having an excellent season and at odds of 16/1 Dream Shot should go well for each way players.
GOODWOOD DAY 3 TIPS: DREAM SHOT E/W @ 16/1 4 PLACES
Goodwood Day 3 Tips: 3.00 – Gordon Stakes (Group 3)
This is a fascinating 12f Group 3 for 3yos and Constantinople is the 9/4 jolly. Aidan O’Brien’s son of Galileo comes here on the back of a superb effort in the King George off 105. He was only half a length behind the winner South Pacific, conceding 11lb to that rival. He is now rated 110, the same as Jalmoud, who arguably boasts much stronger form behind Japan. However, the totally unexposed Leo de Fury could be the one to be on at 8/1.
Jessie Harrington’s son of Australia won his first two starts by a combined total of 10L, both over 10f. His pedigree suggests that 12f will really suit, with his dam being a half-sister to Goodwood 12f Group 3 winner Forgotten Voice. That offers hope that the quirky track at Goodwood will suit him too and Dusty Foley travels over for his only ride on the card. Odds of 8/1 look generous and he holds solid each way claims at the very least.
GOODWOOD DAY 3 TIPS: LEO DE FURY E/W @ 8/1 NB
Goodwood Racing Preview: 3.35 – Nassau Stakes (Group 1)
Hermosa is the 15/8 favourite for the Nassau Stakes, stepping up to 10f for the first time. Like most Ballydoyle horses, the daughter of Galileo is bred to appreciate the distance. She just got outpaced over a mile last time at Ascot when 2nd behind Watch Me. It certainly wasn’t a lack of stamina that did for her. Her first two runs this season were top notch and the double Guineas winner is most certainly the one to beat.
However, at double figure odds I think Rawdaa could run a massive race for Stoute and Tudhope. This daughter of Teofilo has run massive races in Group 2s the last twice. She was only a neck behind Move Swiftly on soft at Ascot (8f). Rawdaa was the same distance behind Lah Ti Dar over this distance on quick ground at York previously. She had Sunmaiden and Nyaleti well behind on that occasion. I can Fly was behind her at Ascot too and she ran a cracker in a Group 1 here yesterday. At 10/1, Rawdaa is the each way NAP of the day.