Final day of Glorious Goodwood which like the York Dante meeting earlier in the summer, has been affected by the adverse weather conditions.
The going has eased towards the good side of soft, so we may have some form today that can be carried forward. Thankfully the non-runner count is way below the epidemic of past days.
There are six meetings across Britain today, we are looking at one race this afternoon at Goodwood and then one this evening from Hamilton. Overall the day can be summed up as a BFS… Bookmaker Friendly Saturday!
3.00 Goodwood: 1m4f (1m3f218y) Qatar Gordon Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3yo)
Crystal Ocean and Khalidi set the form standard, although there are slight doubts concerning both.
Crystal Ocean finished behind Khalidi at Royal Ascot yet is favourite to reverse those placings.
Easier ground conditions are expected to suit Crystal Ocean and I don’t anticipate there being much between them at the finish.
Both Across Dubai and Mount Moriah impressed on their latest starts and look progressive.
I provisionally price the five runners:
Crystal Ocean 15/8
Across Dubai 8/1
Mount Moiah 10/1
Jake’s Hill 10/1
7.30 Hamilton 5f British Stallion Studs EBF Soba Conditions Stakes (Class 3) (3yo+)
Glenrowan Rose is in excellent form and has a solid chance of beating the officially higher rated Alpha Delphini.
I see it as follows:
Glenrowan Rose 7/4
Alpha Delphini 2/1
The compilers are at odds with one another with this one. For example Bet 365 go 11/8 and 6/4 in Glenrowan’s favour whereas Hill’s see quite the reverse. Unusual for the books not to be in close agreement.
Excellent day for members yesterday with three winners from three bets only. Special introductory membership terms are available for the remainder of the summer and for the York Ebor week starting 19th August. Full details at: http://www.slh.co.uk/special-membership/
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