We roll into day three at Goodwood and another day at Galway, off the back on some positive returns yesterday. We scored the winner of the Galway Plate, who was well found in the market, and returned at an SP of 5/1. On with today and two more tips to get stuck into.
Joan Of Arc
Nassau Stakes - Goodwood 15:35
The Nassau is the highlight on the card and whilst it’s a small field, I think it is a really interesting contest.
Lady Bowthorpe has run some crackers already this season and does make some interest to me, that said I want to take her on with the younger Joan Of Arc who arrives off the back of a good Group one win in France at the end of June. Prior to that she was second in the Irish 1000 Guineas and has also shown fair form on softer ground should Goodwood get more rain.
Being a three-year-old she gets a nice weight for age allowance and I think could have a right chance of getting the better of the favourite Audarya and the rest.
The Winner Takes Itall
Galway Hurdle Handicap - Galway 18:15
The Galway Hurdle is a valuable prize and we have a very strong line up for the popular race. Owner JP McManus has a strong hand with the favourite Magic Tricks, Ciel De Neige, Hearts Are Trumps and my selection for the race, The Winner Takes Itall.
Joseph O’Brien continues to focus more on the Flat but has landed big prizes over jumps on a regular basis since taking out his license. The horse in question should enjoy the conditions and lines up after winning a softer race at Bellewstown in easy fashion.
The six-year-old gets the benefit of Simon Torrens who takes a further three pound off, the final part of the puzzle is the fact the horse fits a trend that 13 of the last 18 winners had all had a run within the last 40 days, as well as the age stat that 15 of the previous 18 winners were aged