ElDogg’s Goodwood Picks 02/08


An ultra-competitive race card at Glorious Goodwood today and some tasty prices to get the juices flowing.

3.05 Betfred Mile

Brendan Brackan slammed his rivals on Tuesday in a decent race in Galway by 8 1/2 lengths and has been turned out again quickly for today. Only a 3lb rise for that win and a decent shout if in the same mood. Galician is in good form, winning at Ascot on Saturday beating several of todays rivals. Haafaguinea has only raced three times but has 2 wins to its CV. Progressing nicely and worth a try at this level. Cape Peron is still improving and only beaten by 3 lengths into 5th in the Britannia Stakes. A similar run today and it’ll be bang there.
As I can’t take all 4 (I could but I won’t) my picks for this lively race will be Cape Perron and Brendan Brackan.

3.40 King George stakes

Another ridiculously tricky one for punters to untangle. Jwala may be stepping up in grade but has earned it’s chance, notching another win last time out in listed company to add to its C&D win. Not without a chance and an e/w bet is worth a punt in my eyes. Tickled Pink can justify its favourite tag with its 2nd Group 3 win last time out. Could be another one today for Lady Cecil.

4.15 Goodwood

You know those race cards where you might as well just stick a pin in it? Well ladies and gentlemen, i give you the 4.15:
My pin has landed on Belayer. Anything coming out of Kevin Ryan’s stable has to be taken seriously. A winning debut which has seen the form of that race work out well with 2 of its rivals going in since. Entitled to improve, interesting and definitely one to follow.

4.50 Goodwood

The 4.50 is being talked up for a battle between Winning Express and Pavlosk… with the former the clear favourite and form pick and the latter expected to bounce back from its disappointing 9th place finish in the Coronation Stakes. However, I fancy an e/w possibility for Shuruq. Winner of the UAE Oaks in Dubai and has previous good runs on turf to his name. I think it could cause a shock today and at least sneak a place if transferring form back onto turf.