Glorious Goodwood Day 1

13:50 Goodwood 27 Jul 2021

Unibet ‘you’re On’ Chesterfield Cup Handicap

Sky Defender 1pt win only 10/1

Second last year to the re opposing stablemate Maydanny. Weighted to reverse that run this term if able to bounce back from a couple of lesser efforts. Back on his last winning mark and Mark Johnston’s runners always warrant respect here at the Festival.

14:25 Goodwood 27 Jul 2021

Unibet Vintage Stakes

Angel Bleu 1pt win only 7/1

Not at his best in the Coventry stakes behind Berkshire Shadow, but had previous put another of today’s market principals to the sword in Lusail so is well worth a try here at what looks to be a more suitable trip in conditions that he has already shown a liking for. Turned out quickly, hopefully will settle better today.

15:00 Goodwood 27 Jul 2021

Unibet Lennox Stakes

Fivethousandtoone 0.5pt EW 33/1 5 places Skybet

Runner up in the Mill Reef last term and not disgraced in the Dewhurst next time out. Yet to get going this term and its hard to say wether he has trained on or not. Appears to be the pick of the two King Power runners on Jockey booking and we take a chance that SDS has got it right.

15:35 Goodwood 27 Jul 2021

Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes

Trueshan 9/4 No Bet

16:10 Goodwood 27 Jul 2021

Back To Goodwood Handicap

Blue De Vega 1pt win only 14/1

Previous Heavy ground winner who is on a very attractive mark at present. Oisin Murphy takes the ride which offers plenty of encouragement given the options he must of had here. Needs to bounce back but has plenty in favour today.

16:45 Goodwood 27 Jul 2021

British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes

Monet’s Sunrise 1pt win only 12/1

Hannon and Moore teamed up to win this with a newcomer in 2018, and this one looks to be a similar sort for the yard. Well related and dangerous should the money come for him here.

17:20 Goodwood 27 Jul 2021

Unibet Fillies’ Handicap

Urban Violet 3/1 No bet

17:50 Goodwood 27 Jul 2021

World Pool Ebf Fillies’ Handicap

Shepherds Way 1pt win only 7/1

Dropping back in class here having run well in a C2 last time out, still looks to be on a fair mark and will appreciate this testing ground today. Better than her last run and 6f on testing ground could be the key to more improvement.

Tues 27th selections from #Beverley

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Siyahamba 1pt win only 8/1 (130Bev) Nnb

Won this race from a similar mark 2 years ago but was unable to match that effort here 12 months ago. Has on board today a very valuable 7lb claimer who would be capable of getting this one up should the yard have him ready at the first time of asking. Has gone well fresh before.

Impressor 1pt win only 12/1 (240Bev) Nap

Needs considering today from this much reduced mark. Has dropped markedly in the weights since the return of the year and showed signs of recovery last time out too in first time blinkers. Blinkers are persevered with here and eased another couple of pound, has to go close.

King Of Tonga 1pt win only 12/1 (350Bev) Iwac

Been given a huge chance by the handicappers here following a couple of poor runs. Comes here today with the yard going well however and if able to rediscover the form from just a couple of runs back in June has to go close here today. Ideal conditions today so running out of excuses.

One To Go 1pt win only 5/1 (425Bev) Nb

Lost his way on the AW over the winter and has been off since. Worth a try here returning to action from a much needed break. Goes from a much reduced mark and comes in with the yard going well. Has gone well at this venue previously too so hopefully the return will spark a revival.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 runners – 2.75pts


Total Pts Played: 6.75 Points

July Total:  +18.17

July Selections: 169.95

July ROI: +%

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Mon 26th Selections

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Attaboy Roy 1pt win only 8/1 (215Ayr) Nap

Last couple of runs can be forgiven after not getting home over 7f and racing alone and getting the fractions wrong next time. Previously had put in a very likeable performance at Thirsk in a race that has since worked out pretty well. Has been given a freshen up before coming here and does so with the yard on fire having banged in 5 winners from their last 16 runners for a 31% strike in the last 14 days. Connor Beasley is also in the form of his life with 10 winners in the past 2 weeks and will be full of confidence today.

Bowman 1pt win only 11/2 (320Ayr) Nnb

Takes a noticeable step down in grade here today from the company he has been keeping since his win on reappearance at Lingfield. Has a win on Good to Firm to his name already and is worth a try on this sounder surface. That race at Lingfield has worked out particularly well and if he is able to transfer that form to this sounder surface then this one could be well ahead of the handicapper today.

Mi Capricho 1pt win only 9/2 (430Ayr) Nb

Narrowly denied in a hat trick attempt last time out and goes from the same mark here today. Was given plenty to do last time out coming from way off the pace and almost got up late on. Is closely matched with half of this field but is taken to confirm the form he has over them again today. CD winner getting ideal conditions today.

Katharine Place 1pt win only 10/1 (535Wolv) Iwac

Has been running consistently well and despite doing so has now slipped down the weights to a very handy mark. Comes here with the yard bang in form having won with 4 of their last 8 runners. Previous CD winner who is weighted to go very close returning to the AW.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 runners – 2.75pts


Total Pts Played: 6.75 Points

July Total:  +24.92

July Selections: 163.20

July ROI: +%

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Sunday Selections from #Musselburgh #Pontefract

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Silvestris 1pt win only 11/1 (420Muss) Nb

One of 3 runners in here from Mark Johnston’s yard and all 3 hold decent chances. The selection is the less exposed than the other 2 and the rest of the field for that matter except for Noble Crusade today’s favourite. He was beaten just over 3L by Noble 2 runs back but is some 7lb better off today with F Larson’s claim and could be fitter too as that run was off the back of a short break.

Never Dark 1pt win only 11/1 (515Muss) Nap

Has put in 3 very decent runs since joining this yard from Andrew Balding and is weighted to reverse the form of his latest run in behind Good Luck Fox. A Mullen takes the ride over stablemate Glory Fighter making him the pick of the yards runners. Was forced to try and make all lto and should get a better tow into this race giving him every chance.

Fennaan 0.5pt EW 28/1 5 places Skybet (615Muss) Outsider

Below his best last term and was very underwhelming on his return 11 days ago. Is starting to look very well treated however and the yard have gone in with a few similar sorts in the past month. 3 of his 4 wins to date have come at this trip although he does stay further so could try and take this from the front and try to outstay his rivals here.

Auckland Lodge 1pt win only 8/1 (510Ponte) Iwac

One from the tracker who is coming to the boil and is worth another try from this mark today. Was a close up 4th having raced out wide on her own last time out and could have done with some company at the business end. Won from 11lb higher as a 2 year old so ought to be capable of taking a race like this soon.

0.25pt Trixie on above 3 win selections – 1pt


Total Pts Played: 5 Points

July Total:  +29.92

July Selections: 158.20

July ROI: +%

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Saturday Selections from #Ascot #Newcastle #Newmarket #Salisbury #York

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Lady Celia 1pt win only 6/1 (245Newc) Nb

Previous course winner who has been knocking loudly on the door lately. Was put up as a selection last time out at Carlisle when narrowly denied and we stick with her today in first time cheekpieces. Its a bit of a chancy one up against the good looking favourite but if those blinkers can get her to sharpen a little she is dangerous returning to the Tapeta here.

Yimou 1pt win only 12/1 (520Newm) Nap

Winless since last July but been running creditably well for some time. Put in a rare poor run last time out which we are willing to overlook here today. Returns to the more suitable 6f trip over which 3 of his 4 wins to date have come on. All 4 wins to date have come on Good to Firm ground which he gets today. Has eased again in the weights and is now sitting on a very dangerous mark.

Pride Of Hawridge 1pt win only 9/1 (530Sal) Iwac

Lightly raced and drops immediately back down in trip with cheek pieces applied following an ordinary looking handicap debut. Dropped 5lb in the weights for that run and takes a small drop in grade here for what looks to be a little bit of a plot. Jockey P Millman is 3 from 7 at Salisbury for a 43% strike and is 4 wins and 3 placed from 17 for connections with a LSP of +27.50. Could be something or nothing but seems a very choreographed move on paper.

Enduring 1pt win only 11/2 (735Sal) Nnb

Has some very promising form in the book running well against very decent looking opposition. Most of this form however has come on the AW and he’s yet to show the same level of form on the turf so is a little bit of a gamble here. Race looks wide open and this one has the pick of the form on offer, comes here receiving weight for age from opposition that looks slightly more exposed.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 runners – 2.75pts


Total Pts Played: 6.75 Points

July Total:  +22.92

July Selections: 151.45

July ROI: +%

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Fri 23rd selections

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Blow Your Horn 1pt win only 4/1 (230Asc) Nnb

Was given too much to do but finished off his race strongly on his first attempt at this trip and had a couple of these today in behind. Should be able to confirm that form again today and now the question of stamina has been answered can be ridden more prominently and get a better position. Still unexposed at this longer trip and should go very close today.

Top Class Angel 1pt win only 4/1 (522Newm) Nb

One from the tracker who was beaten by a well handicapped winner last time out who has since gone on to win again. This horse actually won this race for his previous yard last year from just 2lb lower. Looks to be fairly treated, conditions in favour and has a CD win already so plenty to like in a wide open race.

Escobedo 1pt win only 7/1 (752Newm) Nap

Back down in trip today and looks to be the pick of the Hannon runners judged on jockey bookings. Form of his reappearance run has been franked plenty since making todays mark look a solid one. First time blinkers applied and could well sharpen him up a little too.

Roman Dynasty 1pt win only 10/1 (822Newm) Iwac

Another one from the tracker who looks to be well overpriced here dropping in grade. Easing down the weights and will find a race soon enough. Hard to write off in a race of this magnitude given his breeding and levels of ability he has shown to date. Quicker ground should play into favour despite last run which can be forgiven here.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 runners – 2.75pts


Total Pts Played: 6.75 Points

July Total:  +4.17

July Selections: 132.70

July ROI: +%

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Thur 22 Selections

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Barrington 1pt win only 8/1 (550Donc)

On a long losing run but running with purpose and putting in some very consistent performances over the last 12 months. Returning from a lay off last time out and not disgraced either, should be sharper for that run and has been eased again in the weights coming into this. Get the very valuable 7lb claim of Frederick Larson effectively putting him on a mark of 53 today, a career low mark by a very long way. Returns to faster ground which will suit and has no excuses left. Has to go close with the yard going well.

Union Rose 0.5pt EW 40/1 (100Sand)

A 2 times CD winner who has fallen to a very workable mark as a result of some below par performances this term. Has shown a few sparks of hope however which offers encouragement returning here from such a lowly mark. Often takes a while to get going following a break and generally gets going around Aug/Sept so this may be a race or two too soon but there is no way we can leave him here today some 5lb below his last winning mark from 10 moths ago and with the help of todays 5lb claimer. Whatever happens he is one to keep an eye on in the coming months.

Giuseppe Cassioloi 1pt win only 10/1 (355Sand)

Very consistent for previous yard and didn’t really progress running mainly on the AW. Interesting here for new connections switched to turf on yard debut. Looks bred for this step up in trip on fast ground and if fully tuned up at the first time of asking should go very close from this very workable mark. race looks open to one that is unexposed and that could be this selection if the switch of yards and venue brings about any improvement, and judging on the breeding it absolutely should.

Excellent George 0.5pt EW 35/1 (5places EW Extra B365) (200Yarm)

More than good enough to make his presence felt from this current mark and we take the extra insurance of the 5 places EW extra offered by Bet 365. Goes well on fast ground and can be forgiven his latest disappointment on soft ground. Previously had not been disgraced in a race that ties him in pretty well with todays favourite at the weights. Last win came back in 2018 so is not one that i expect to win but can he beat home half the field here, absolutely and at odds of 35/1 we are in.

0.5pt win double on above 2 win selections 8/1 +10/1 bet 365

0.25pt Ew double on above 2 EW selections (excellent george 3 places 50/1 + Union Rose 3 places 40/1 Bet365)


Total Pts Played: 5 Point

July Total:  +5.17

July Selections: 127.70

July ROI: +%

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Wed 21st selections

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Essaka 1pt win only 8/1 (100Bath) Nb

Not won for over 2 years but is slowly coming back to form and has been dropped now to a mark some 9lb below that last winning one. Has the added bonus of Mollie Phillips 7lb claim today who has been in blistering form and that possibly makes this one the pick of the yards runners. Tongue tie on for the first time which could bring about a little improvement to latest form and won’t need to find much on current form from this mark to go close.

Jungleinthebungle 0.5pt EW 25/1 5 places SkyBet (150Catt) Outsider

Returning to action following a 212 day break which is a slight concern but he has gone well fresh in the past. Gets ideal conditions today and really seems to relish the really fast ground that he will get today. Had been a little disappointing on the AW last Winter before being given the break and has fallen to a career low mark as a result. That mark on best form from last year on turf puts this one well in here today should he turn up for the in form P Makin yard.

Amourie 1pt win only 10/1 (350Catt) Iwac

A 19 race maiden who has gone close on more than one occasion and looks to have been found a good opportunity here today. Sits on a basement mark and comes here on the back of a decent return run which she can be expected to come on for. Trip and conditions look fine so no excuses there and the yard are in form at present so the represents a very good chance for this one to get her head in front at long last.

Mr Orange 1pt win only 15/2 (425Catt) Nnb

Has been showing signs of a return to form in his last couple of runs and usually takes a few runs to find his stride so no surprise there. Finds himself on a handy mark once again (5lb below last win) and will be sure to be winning soon. For such a seasoned campaigner he is still relatively unexposed at this trip and previous runs would suggest that he gets this extra furlong. Takes a drop in class here too today and is seen is class 6 company for the first time in 5 years. Lots to like today.

Malvern 1pt win only 9/2 (310Ling) Nap

Decent reappearance from over a 100 days off the track in a race that has held its form very well since. Eased a couple of pounds and dropped markedly in grade here. Has an excellent draw, blinkers on 1st time and yard going well. Should come on for latest run and a big chance here from generous odds.

0.25Pt Yankee on above 4 win selections – 2.75pts

Total Pts Played: 6.75 Points

July Total:  -0.08

July Selections: 120.95

July ROI: +%

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Tues 20th selections from #Nottingham #Chelmsford #FfosLas #Wolverhampton

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Lexington Dash 1pt win only 10/1 Bet365 (705Chelm) Iwac

Looks to be on a very competitive mark coming in here today and has the added claim of L Browne who takes off a huge 7lb. Yard have been amongst the winners lately which offers further encouragement. Needs to bounce back from a poor run last time out but has more than enough to get involved here on previous form. Others look exposed and with the claim today this one could spring a surprise.

Silk Tie 1pt win only 8/1 (515Ffos) Nap

Was not beaten far from this mark on his handicap debut when last seen 167 days ago. Comes here off the back of that break and will be entitled to have improved too. Yard are bang in form with a 30% strike in the last 14 days, and this drop back to the minimum trip looks to be a good call based on how he faded last time out. Dam was a CD winner too.

Low Profile 1pt win only 13/2 (645Nott) Nb

Has put in a couple of notable runs tis term on reappearance and last time out when running up to his mark against opposition that have progressed since. That tells us that the mark is a workable one and with Danny Tudhope booked for the ride today we could see this one get back to winning ways for the in form Walford yard.

Lmntrix 0.5pt EW 66/1 4 places PP (505Wolv) Outsider

Absolute wildcard that has changed hands and is having a first run since joining the new yard. That first run is also the first run in over 4 years. He is due to go up 7lb in the handicap for some reason so hopefully the yard have him fully tuned here for connections who also take the ride too and take off an extra 7lb here. Yard are in form and have a good affiliation with these owners.

0.25pt Trixie on above 3 win selections – 1pt


Total Pts Played: 5 Points

July Total:  +3.92

July Selections: 115.95

July ROI: +%

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Mon 19th selections from #Ayr #Beverley #Cartmel

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Ballyare 1pt win only 17/2 (135Ayr) Nap

Been running consistently well of late without getting his head in front. Has a great opportunity to do so here in a slightly easier looking affair from a slightly reduced mark. Has often shaped as if this extra furlong will suit better and is far less exposed over today’s trip. Ought to be bang there at the business end and worth a punt.

Lagenda 0.5pt EW 22/1 4 places Skybet (210Ayr) Outsider

Very inconsistent and has fallen down the weights considerably as a result. Fortunes will turn around eventually and we have to take a shot with 4 places available today. Last win came at this time last year over this CD from an 8lb higher mark and has gone close recently from a 5lb higher mark too. If on a going day could well make a mockery of today’s mark.

Get Knotted 1pt win only 15/2 (245Ayr) Nnb

Forgiven his latest run had shaped as though a return to form was on the card when a close up 4th over 8f here at the beginning of June. Has been eased a couple of pounds since that run and now sits on a mark some 13lb below his last winning mark which came over this CD coincidentally albeit almost 2 years ago. Well handicapped and yard amongst the winners lately. Interesting that Paul Mulrennan has jumped off to ride the in form Jim Goldie runner but we stick to our gut.

Hayadh 1pt win only 10/1 (645Bev) Iwac

Can be forgiven last race when very slowly away and never getting back on terms having had previously put in a more encouraging run in a competitive class 3 handicap at York. Has plummeted down the weights as a result of some inconsistency and is now sitting on a very dangerous mark. Yard have done well with the few runners that they have sent here and its another positive to see this one dropping back in trip today.

The Steward 1pt win only 11/1 (515Cart) Nb

Below form recently but has fallen to a very dangerous mark so a big run here would come as no shock with the yard coming into some form at present. A CD winner here back in 2019 and of interest back down in trip and easing in grade from a mark some 12lb below his last winning one.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 win selections – 2.75pts


Total Pts Played: 7.75 Points

July Total:  +11.42

July Selections: 108.20

July ROI: +%

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