Glorious Goodwood Tips 2018 | Day 4
Afting more unlucky places yesterday, racing tipster Graeme Johnston picks out his best bets from day four of this year’s Glorious Goodwood.
The Glorious Stakes gets proceedings under way and is group 3 over just short of a mile four. Most of these hold no secrets from the handicapper and are a generally consistent bunch, but there is one in here who despite being frustrating could still be a cut above.
This strikes me as something of an afterthought and almost last chance saloon for Eminent however there is no disputing he has huge amounts of raw talent and there is a possibility this might be the making of him.
He has spent the majority of his career in group one company and this is one of the easiest challenges he has faced. He ran with promise in a very good race over a mile staying on again after being outpaced. I think this lower grade, longer trip and opportunity to dominate a field could be what he needs to get back on the winning track.
A group 3 over a mile for 3 year olds and the betting for this race has a slightly confusing look about it. A couple of Colts from the top yards are disputing for favouritism however there is a filly in the line up from the yard who excels here that I’m backing.
Threading has run 7 times in her short career winning 3 times including at listed and group 2 level. I believe she is a high class filly and if you take away her trips to Newmarket (a course she appears to hate) she has only been beaten once by the exceptional Alpha Centauri.
She won at the track on her debut so the track isn’t an issue and I firmly believe she has the strongest form in the race. She had to bounce back from a poor effort last time out, but I believe she will and she looks a great bet to me.
The King George is a 5 furlong Sprint and normally won by a top sprinter. This year’s renewal doesn’t get my pulse racing with the exception of one horse who I still believe is the top sprinter in Europe.
Battaash is a monster. There isn’t a pacier horse around and when everything drops right he is almost unbeatable. He made Lady Aurelia look pedestrian in the Kings Stand before his early exuberance got the better of him and he was caught close home.
That was a much better race and he has a huge chance of repeating last year’s win here. His stable has had a quiet season but are showing signs of a revival, and even at 90% I think he would win this before going to the Nunthorpe.
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