Goodwood 1.50 – Kloud Gate – 7/1
This marathon staying race might be right up Kloud Gate’s street after very creditable efforts behind Mullins machines at Ascot and Newbury. On both occasions, he shaped as though there would almost no distance too far for him, and if he can get away more smartly this time (highly likely with no stalls) he should take a hand with Ryan Moore taking over. Needless to say, Lil Rockefeller will be enormously popular under SDS and rates the massive danger.
Goodwood 2.25 – Polish – 9/1
This is a strong edition of this race, featuring a whole raft of promising horses. There is likely to be pace on here, which should suit Polish, who wasn’t seen to best effect in a small field at Doncaster. Previously, he’d been impressive at Salisbury, and his third run may be a blessing in disguise as he might well be ahead of the handicapper. Both his sibling and dam ended up rated at least a stone higher than he is now.
Goodwood 3.00 – Well Done Fox – 9/1
A knotty puzzle for the Molecomb, and it might be worth taking a chance on Well Done Fox, who has a little to find on Ascot form, but who continued his relentless improvement with a win in a Listed race at Sandown, racing kindly and showing an excellent attitude. He is quite a big price, but has always been well regarded and could yet turn out a really good two year old.
Goodwood 3.35 – Expert Eye 10/3
One of the most satisfying sights of Royal Ascot was witnessing Expert Eye bouncing back to form in the Jersey. That encouraged connections to supplement for this, and he can continue a fine week for Sir Michael Stoute and James Doyle. It’s worth remembering that he posted the single most impressive juvenile performance of last season at this track last year, and I don’t have too many doubts about his ability to stay a reasonably easy mile.
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