As most of you will know, I am a @unibetracing ambassdor and I will be writing daily blogs during the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Below are my thoughts on the horses heading to post on Day 2...
3:00 G3 Molecomb Stakes
Well Done Fox (Tom Marquand)
This race often produces some real good sprinters and we’ve won it with the likes of Zebedee and Monsieur Chevalier who were genuine speedsters. This horse isn’t quite a Zebedee but he’s going the right way and wasn’t beaten that far in the Windsor Castle on his penultimate start so it wasn’t a surprise to see him get his head in front at Sandown last time. He renews rivalry with Soldier’s Call but our horse is getting better all the time and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him get much closer to Archie Watson’s horse. He’s a big, strong animal who has a great turn of foot which is exactly what you need on a track like this.
4:10 Maiden Fillies’
Aim Power (Silvestre de Sousa)
She’s a very nice filly and one with an extremely bright future. Her work has been excellent and this looks a great starting point. To be honest I would say she and Alkhakmah would be our two most promising two year old fillies and I’ll be disappointed if she doesn’t run a huge race.
Alhakmah (Ryan Moore)
Almost exactly the same comments as above! She’s a lovely filly by No Nay Never who has been doing all the right things at home and I’d like to think she’ll be bang there.
Time For Bed (Tom Marquand)
She’s shown signs of ability in both runs to date and will be winning races but this looks a tough Maiden and I think she’ll be better in Nurseries further down the line.
4:45 Fillies’ Handicap
Billesdon Bess (Hollie Doyle)
She won this race last year off 86 but is over a stone higher this time around and Hollie no longer claims so we are up against it from that point of view, but I think she has improved over the last 12 months and the step back up to this trip will really help, as will the return to a Handicap. She does some of her work with Billesdon Brook and goes just as well as her so I’m pretty hopeful she can run a big race here. For the superstitious among you, she races from stall 6 that proved the winning draw last year!
Medahim (Ryan Moore)
He’s run three times at Goodwood and been placed every time including when third off a 4lbs higher mark last year and I think his winning opportunity won’t be far away at all. This is his trip, he goes on any ground and is in great form at home. On ratings he’s the best horse in the race and obviously Ryan Moore is a massive plus!
Repton (Gary Mahon)
He’s a likeable horse but one we’ve had plenty of setbacks with so we’ve had to be quite patient. I liked the way he stayed on well at Kempton last time so I think it’s worth another shot at 7f and Gary Mahon’s 5lb will be a big help. He’s fresh and well at home and to be honest I can easily see him running very well at decent odds with Unibet.
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