Welcome to the final day of the Arseonlineracing’s coverage of the 5 day Goodwood Racing Festival from the Sussex Downs…. Today the sun sets on this years festival….
This website is 100% independent & has NO affiliate links, curated by 2 racing enthusiasts from either end of the British Isles. Charlie hails from Glasgow while Rich is from the Isle of Wight, miles apart but united by the sport of kings….
Charlie landed a 10/1 winner yesterday, Jamie had 2 runner up spots while Chris had 2 places & Rich just the 1 place….
We are all back today…. Hoping to be more Battaash than Batfink! The Frankel Book competition closes today & Sunday yields another BIG Interview!! So there is plenty to look forward too…..
3.35 Stewards Cup Class 2 Handicap over 6f
Nahaarr – Out of Dark Angel and Charlotte Rua. Won 4 times last season and looked very comfortable with every run. Has had 3 starts in 2020 so far finishing 4th at Newmarket on the 6th June when 3 lengths behind winner Blown By Wind over 7f in a class 2. Was then sent to Ascot on the 20th June when finishing a good 3rd in the Silver Wokingham handicap over 6f. Made amends for that in next start over 6f at Newbury on the 19th July when beating Watan by 2 and 1/4 lengths with Recon Mission a short head behind in 3rd. The ability is there for all to see and if In same mindset as last time could easily rack up another winning sequence, biggest dangers to the selection come in the shape of Merass who has won 3 times in 5 starts, the other danger is Watan who has already been beaten by Nahaarr.
5.10 LG Signature Apprentice Handicap over 1m 1f 11y
Muraad – Out of Dark Angel and Hidden Girl, has had 7 career starts winning once and placing in another 5 of those races. Has ran twice in 2020 finishing 2nd on both occasions. The first of those came at Sandown on the 13th June when beaten 2 lengths by Solid Stone with Exec Chef a further 2 and 3/4 lengths behind in 3rd. Most recently was beaten 1 length by Orbaan over 7f 192y at York on the 9th July with Tadleel a length behind in 3rd place. With a repeat of form shown in last 2 races Muraad could go in again with the booking of Cieren Fallon a positive. Winner
3.00 Lillie Langtry Stakes
I’m hoping for Snow on the final day of Glorious Goodwood in this tricky four-runner Group 2. The sister to high class stayer Kew Gardens landed the Munster Oaks last month before a fair fifth under front running tactics in the Irish Oaks a fortnight ago. She will need to show more today against the principles, but she looks ready for this step up in trip and it would not surprise were she to land the spoils today. Unplaced
3.35 Stewards Cup
Once again this is a fiendishly tricky puzzle to solve but I’m sticking with Meraas after a comfortable win in the Scottish Stewards Cup last time. Up 6lb for that but still could have more in the locker on what will only be his sixth start. Has a handy draw in stall 4 and 3yo’s have taken this in three of the past five running’s. He’s not been missed in the betting, but should be bang there if continuing his upwards curve. 6th
3:35 – Unibet Stewards Cup –
As usual, the Stewards Cup is a minefield. There is several tempting each – way propositions but I am going to stick with a horse who I believe has been specially trained for this very race. Watan makes plenty of appeal with some good-looking form in the book.
He is a C+D winner and has not been beaten too far by the likes of Too Darn Hot in the Prix Jean Prat last year (6 3/4l). Richard Hannon opted to give him a prep run at Newbury two weeks ago when Watan travelled well into the race but just found the favourite for today’s contest Nahaarr too strong in the final 150yds.
It was a great effort
considering it was his first race in just over a year, if he has improved for that run then he should be right there on all known form, he is a classy individual. Ryan Moore getting the leg up is a major plus for his supporters. Unplaced
4:10 – Qatar Handicap –
Selection: Cold Front NON RUNNER
An open looking 3yo handicap and I like the chances of Cold Front to continue the red-hot form of the Marquand / Haggas combination.
The selection here has been running well since racing resumed from lockdown. A pair of seconds was followed by a comfortable four length win at Haydock to break his maiden. This is a hike in class, but he looks to be feasibly weighted on his handicap bow. Fast ground is a little bit of an unknown but Cold Front ran well at Yarmouth on good ground so there is hope he will handle it. He must have an obvious chance for an inform team.
Final Word with Rich –
I have 2 from Goodwood & 1 from Newmarket…..
3.35 Stewards Cup – Class 2 – 3YO Plus – 6f…
Lexington Dash – Siyouni x Mythical Boarder 3yo colt.
2 wins & 2 places from 6 career starts. Both wins in 2020 & at Newmarket. Class 5 Novice Stakes winner over 6f on June 20th by 3 & 1/4 lengths before stepping up to Class 2 company on handicap debut, winning by3 & 3/4 lengths on June 28th. A good 4th of 17 last time out on July 9th, carrying a winners penalty, going down by 3 & 1/2 lengths. Unplaced
4.40 Maiden – Class 2 – 2YO Only – 7f…..
Golden Flame – Golden Horn x Flame of Gibraltar 2yo colt.
1/2 length runner up to Devious Company on debut over 7f in a Haydock Class 5 Maiden on June 9th, who has since finished 2nd in a Pair of Group 2 races.
4th of 8 in the Listed 7f Chesham Stakes at Ascot on June 18th to Battleground by 5 & 1/2 lengths…. Unplaced
2.05 Fillies Nursery – Class 2 – 2YO Only – 6f….
Famille Rose – Shalaa x Sarlisa Rose Filly.
1/2 length runner up on debut in a Leicester 6f Class 5 Fillies’ Maiden on June 13th before another 2nd in a Haydock Class 5 6f Maiden on July 3rd, withn the front pair 3 & 3/4 lengths clear of rest. Has 6lb on the top rated pair in this race, who both carry winners penalties… Unplaced
That is everything for you today….Thanks for your support & for popping in…..
A big thanks to Jamie & Chris for their imput this week… We look forward to seeing them again very soon….
Good luck – The Arseonlineracing Team
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