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1.50 Goodwood - Have Secret (EW)
4.10 Goodwood - Lincoln Legacy (EW)
5.55 Goodwood - Desperate Hero (EW)
Thursday will be Ladies’ Day at Glorious Goodwood. The weather probably won’t lend itself to resplendent summer attire, but expect the hats and dresses to be out in force nonetheless. The main attraction remains the top-class racing and there’s plenty to look forward to in that respect on day three.
We have another eight races to tackle, and it is another minefield for punters, meaning that the task of finding winners will be as tough as ever, but let’s give it a go and see if we can unearth a few bets that represent some value in the early market.
Glorious Goodwood Day 3 Betting Tips
Before the racing begins on the third day of this five-day meeting, here is another trio of bets that offer early bettors some much-needed value for money:
1.50 – Coral Kincsem Handicap
The first race on the third day of Glorious Goodwood will be the Coral Kincsem Handicap, which is a Class 2 handicap run over one mile and two furlongs. 18 runners have been declared for this race, so the early betting is typically competitive.
Perfuse for Ryan Moore and Sir Michael Stoute is down as the early favourite and he’s quite a warm one at 5/2. He did disappointed a touch at Royal Ascot, but we’ve seen horses bounce back from a poor showing at that meeting, while his effort was hardly a poor one, as he finished fifth (of 19). This is similarly competitive, though, so he may have to find a bit more to confirm market supremacy should he go off as favourite this time.
The one I really like here is Have Secret. Now this runner ran very well at Royal Ascot, and he did on ground that probably wasn’t ideal. His fourth in that Golden Gates Stakes is decent form, while his effort when finishing only a length behind 99-rated winner Bertinelli on less quick ground at Newbury before that was very encouraging. This is a horse who ought to appreciate the dig in the ground on this occasion, as his most decisive success, when coming clear at Nottingham back in Oct0ber, came on soft ground. At 14/1, the Richard Fahey gelding rates as a nice each-way bet for my money.
Best Bet – Have Secret (each-way) @ 14/1
4.10 – Jaeger-Lecoultre Nursery
At ten past four, we have the Jaeger-Lecoultre Nursery, a two-year-old race over seven furlongs. There are plenty on unknowns here and lots is to be taken on trust or hype. For example, Gray’s Inn is expected to improve in a race of this nature, but that’s far from a given, so she looks plenty short enough at early odds of 9/4.
Lincoln Legacy rates as a decent each-way prospect here. For starters, Charlie Johnston does well at Goodwood (it’s not the first time that I’ve said that this week and it may not be the last), while the booking of William Buick is an eye-catching one.
This horse ran very well to win first time out back in late May, staying on strongly to win by a comfortable length on the all-weather at Kempton. That performance was very taking and she built on it when finishing third (of 11) at Windsor three weeks later. She again stayed on well, suggesting that this step up to seven furlongs will suit. I get the feeling that they’ve been waiting for the right race with this horse, so this has likely been targeted.
In truth, the competition doesn’t look too stiff here. It’s far from the deepest nursery race in terms of quality, that’s for sure, so the filly probably won’t need to improve much on her first two efforts to get involved. At odds of 17/2, I’ll be betting that get involved is exactly what she does.
Best Bet – Lincoln Legacy (each-way) @ 17/2
5.55 – World Pool Handicap
We have a another competitive handicap to close the card on Ladies’ Day at Glorious Goodwood. Again, plenty have chances on one piece of form or another. Holkham Bay is an early favourite and commands respect after his decent showing first time out this season, while Democracy Dilemma, in the hands of Hollie Doyle, is another who is likely to go well.
For my money, though, Jack Channon’s Desperate Hero, who is due to go up 2 lbs in the future, could be well handicapped from a mark of 79 and thus rates as a nice each-way play.
This horse comes here off the back of a string of a good efforts, the best of which came last time out when he encountered softer ground for the first time in a while at Yarmouth. Over this trip of five furlongs, the gelding traveled well, made promising headway and stayed on strongly, only to be denied by a head. This contest doesn’t look much stronger, so he must hold serious claims from the same mark. At least that’s the way I see it. After all, Channon is a trainer that is absolutely no stranger to saddling a winner at Goodwood.
Best Bet – Desperate Hero (each-way) @ 8/1
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