Glorious Goodwood Tips 2018 | Day 5

After more winners and places, racing tipster Graeme Johnston picks out his best bets from day five of this year’s Glorious Goodwood.

2:25 Qatar Summer Handicap

A mile 6 furlongs handicap with 14 runners and it’s as competitive as you would expect it to be. There should be plenty of pace on here and I’m certain there is more to come from one at the head of the market.

Walton Street made a good start to his career last year including a win at this track before being sent to Dubai for the winter. He had a successful time over there with a win and a second and he struck me as one to follow this summer.

He returned to these shores with a solid effort when third in the Duke of Edinburgh stakes at Royal Ascot and I think he will be seen to better effect now. The step up in trip will be ideal and as the least exposed member of the field he appeals as a win proposition.

3:00 Gordon Stakes

The Gordon Stakes is one of the key St Ledger trials and this year has attracted a very small field. However it’s an interesting race with a mix of established high class form and unexposed colts, and I’m edging towards one who’s best days are in front of him.

Dee Ex Bee sets a good standard here on the back of his derby second however he’s looking less and less reliable now. Sun Maiden is a typical Sir Michael Stoute project who is being taken along slowly. This is just her fourth start and he could be very good indeed.

She was fourth in the Ribblesdale, which is working out very well and she is open to a huge amount of improvement. Her yard is going well and they took a race on Friday with a similar sort, I feel in this race she is a value call.

3:40 Stewards Cup

The Stewards Cup is one of the biggest betting races of the season and always fiercely competitive. 28 line up and though the draw can be crucial I’m backing one with plenty of big field experience and is drawn with the option to go to either side.

George Bowen is an experienced handicapper and is in the form of his life. His last five races have been consistent and he only missed out on the places once when sixth in the Wokingham. He’s already won twice this season and will love the ground conditions.

The set up of this race is perfect and he will love the speed this will be run at. He has formed a really good partnership with Sebastian Woods and I believe the young jockey can gain the biggest win of his career here.

Graeme Johnstone’s Goodwood Tips

Qatar Summer Handicap – Walton Street

Gordon Stakes – Dee Ex Bee

Stewards Cup – George Bowen