Steven Dowler is taking on today’s Boosted Place 6 pool at Goodwood. Check out his preview below.
Goodwood Betting Preview
13.50 – Coral Beaten-By-A-Length Free Bet Handicap – 1m3f
Charlie Appleby’s SECRET STATE is improving at a rate of knots and has now won three of his last four starts, most recently when beating subsequent Group 3 winner Deauville Legend at Royal Ascot. He’s up 7Ib but should have more to come. SURREY MIST has been very solid in defeat the last three times and came close to winning the London Gold Cup back in May. He’s not to be underestimated under Hollie Doyle.
Selections: SECRET STATE, SURREY MIST, MUGADER
14.25 – Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes (Fillies’ & Mares’ Group 3) – 7f
HELLO YOU has the best form of these, courtesy of her easy victory over 1,000 Guineas winner Cachet in a Group 2 and her close-up second in the Breeders’ Cup. She endured a horrible passage in the Jersey, but still ran well to finish eight and she was unlucky not to finish closer than fourth on her last visit to this course, which is good form too. She’s drawn well in stall three and is back against her own sex, so she’s got strong claims. HONEY SWEET isn’t out of this at a big price for Karl Burke, while BOUNCE THE BLUES deserves to get her head in front after a sequence of good efforts in defeat.
Selections: HELLO YOU, HONEY SWEET, BOUNCE THE BLUES
15.00 – Markel Molecomb Stakes (Group 3) – 5f
ROCKET RODNEY was marginally denied when he ran a great race to finish second in the Windsor Castle and resumed winning ways in great style next time in a Listed event. He won a novice event very easily over C&D before his Ascot second and just about sets the standard, as Eddie’s Boy, who was behind the former at Ascot, won the big sprint at Newbury. With more to come and his form continuing to work out strongly, George Scott’s charge is the one they all have to beat.
Selections: ROCKET RODNEY
15.35 – Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) – 1m
It’s hard to see past BAAEED, who stretched his undefeated record to eight when winning the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot last time. He beat Order Of Australia very easily that day and whilst the latter renewals rivalry, he has a stiff task to reverse the form with William Haggas’ superstar. He is the top-rated turf horse and has yet to look like he’s going to get beaten, so with even more to come, he should be more than capable of extending his winning sequence before possibly going up in trip next time.
16.10 – European Breeders Fund EBF Fillies’ Handicap – 1m1f
VALUE THEORY hasn’t progressed this season but she ran ok at Nottingham last time and would have sound claims on her form from last year, in which she was third in a Group 3 event and wasn’t beaten far on her previous visit to this course. She’s a player, while ROUSAY has made the frame on all four runs in handicap company this term, including when third here in May over a mile and is shortlisted under Hollie Doyle. NATASHA is the highest rated of these and her latest effort should have blown away the cobwebs. She’s of interest under Frankie.
Selections: VALUE THEORY, ROUSAY, NATASHA
16.45 – British EBF Alice Keppel Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (GBB Race) – 5f
Richard Fahey’s THE PLATINUM QUEEN scored in good style at York three weeks ago and she is the one to beat in this race. UNION COURT should get a good pace to aim at and wasn’t beaten far when fifth in the Super Sprint last time. If the favourite underperforms, she might be the one to capitalise, though All The Time cannot be taken lightly.
Selections: THE PLATINUM QUEEN, UNION COURT