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2.25pm – Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3)
Checkandchallenge and Bayside Boy are both vying for favouritism at the head of the market in this seven runner field. The latter, trained by Roger Varian, impressed as a two-year-old, winning on debut before claiming a Group Two success ahead of high-class rivals at Doncaster and placing in two Group One contests.
He hasn’t yet performed to such a standard this season, but can be forgiven his run at Longchamp first time out and did give a good account of himself when finishing seventh in the St James’s Palace Stakes when last seen.
Berkshire Shadow finished narrowly ahead at Ascot and also has a Group Two win to his name over a shorter trip of 6f. He finished fifth in the 2000 Guineas in his first appearance this season and has been performing well since, in tough races.
German-raider Rocchigiani finished second behind the progressive Maljoom in the German 2000 Guineas, but will need to build on his fifth-placed finish in the Jersey Stakes to trouble the main contenders.
2.25pm Glorious Goodwood – Bayside Boy 2pts win @ 3-1 (most firms)
3.00pm – Class 2 Handicap
Noble Dynasty heads the market for the in-form trainer and jockey partnership of Appleby and Buick. He has gone up 9lbs for his win at Newmarket when last seen but could still be well-handicapped and sets the standard in this contest.
There are plenty of interesting contenders taking him on, however, in what appears a competitive race. Shining Blue is three from three so far having made his debut at Leicester in May. He was extremely impressive there, winning comfortably, and he could turn out to be a high-class horse.
Blue For You has been knocking at the door of late and a win for his new yard may not be too far away. Lawful Command performed well in the Britannia Stakes last month and is a course and distance winner. The three-year-old son of Churchill carries a low weight here and may be able to show further improvement.
3.00pm Glorious Goodwood – Shining Blue 1pt E/W @ 9-1 – 7 places; AND
3.00pm Glorious Goodwood – Lawful Command 0.5pt E/W @ 12-1 – 6 places (best price available)
3.35pm – King George Stakes (Group 2)
It’s difficult to split the top two in the market ahead of the feature race on day four of the festival. Raasel and Mitbaahy faced each other earlier this month at Sandown, a race in which the former narrowly prevailed to win his first Group Three contest.
They are both likely to be competitive once again but they do face stiff opposition in the form of 110-rated Acklam Express. The son Mehmas will attempt to emulate his sire by gaining success in a Group Two at Goodwood and prepared well for the task ahead with a third-placed finish in the King’s Stand Stakes when last seen. He went off at huge odds of 200-1 at Royal Ascot and finished ahead of many speedy types. That should hold the course and distance winner in good stead here and if running to that standard he will be the one to beat.
3.35pm Glorious Goodwood – Acklam Express 1pt win @ 6-1 (most firms, 11/2 in places)
4.10pm – Glorious Stakes (Group 3)
Rebel’s Romance appears strong at the head of the market following his Listed success at Newmarket last month where he beat stablemate Kemari to victory. The favourite performed well there, winning comfortably and he will be tough to beat if replicating that form.
Global Storm also represents the Appleby yard currently performing at a 36% strike rate, giving the trainer three strong contenders in the field.
John Leeper is an interesting runner for Ed Dunlop back in trip. He has been running over 1m6f the last twice and does hold an entry in the Ebor at York next month. Last time out he ran in a three-runner tactical affair which didn’t suit, and a race with a stronger pace will be more to his liking. Despite being winless in over a year, he has shown glimpses of potential in recent months and does have an exceptional pedigree being by Frankel out of Snow Fairy.
He has been unlucky in-running on a couple of occasions this season and if things do go his way he is capable of making the frame.
4.10pm Glorious Goodwood – John Leeper 0.5pt E/W @ 12-1 – 4 places (14-1 in places – best price available paying 3 places)
Day Three Review
The feature race on day three of the Glorious Goodwood Festival provided the headlines as Hollie Doyle made history by becoming the first female jockey to win the Nassau Stakes aboard star filly Nashwa. The pair tasted success in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly last month, as Doyle claimed her first Classic win, and remain on an upward curve. The 2022 campaign could see them end up at the Breeders Cup.
John & Thady Gosden’s daughter of Frankel was sent off as 6/5 favourite for the Group One, coming from the rear of the field in smooth style to claim the prize.
That was the highlight of another excellent day at the meeting, on a card that opened with a competitive handicap won by a progressive son of Dubawi, Warren Point, in the hands of William Buick.
The well-backed Royal Scotsman took the plaudits in the Richmond Stakes to the delight of favourite backers. The Gleneagles colt quickened well to put the race to bed and a step up in trip is imminent.
New London provided Buick and trainer Charlie Appleby with a double on the card as he stayed on well to win the Gordon Stakes and was quickly cut to as short as 3-1 for the St Leger in September. The colt showed plenty of maturity and professionalism to win his first Group Three and does appear to have a touch of class about him.
Prairie Falcon made it a double for Hollie Doyle as he claimed his first victory in the 4:10, before Get Ahead won the 4:45 handicap in fine fashion.
The final race on the card was perhaps the most visually impressive performance of the day, as Sparkling Beauty showed exceptional speed to quicken away from the rest of the field to gain success for Richard Hughes. She could be one to keep an eye on in the future.