Day Two Of Glorious Goodwood

Tue 01 August 2017

Kool Kompany

The second day of Glorious Goodwood is the Sussex Stakes where we always see the best three year old milers take on the older horses for the first time. This is an interesting contest again this year with Churchill and Ribchester heading the market. KOOL KOMPANY is taking his chance for Richard and heads there off the back of his recent Chester exploit. ‘The Queen Anne was a big step up for him and he didn’t look to run too badly. Chester last time saw it all happening a bit quick for him. He is in great order and apart from the first two in the market there is a chance of getting some prize money. He is a decent horse on his day and hopefully he can sneak into the first four.’

The first race of the day is the Goodwood Handicap over two and a half miles. PARIS PROTOCOL is there to take his chance in the field. ‘He stays all day and now he has come down a few pounds and Hollie is taking off a valuable three pounds he might be able to get competitive. He was too keen at Ascot last time and struggled to get cover. If he relaxes this time then hopefully he might be able to finish off his race.’

In the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes DENAAR is coming back from his recent exploits at Newmarket. ‘He travelled really well that day but didn’t look to get the trip in the July Stakes. This drop back to five furlongs is right up his street and he goes there in great form. This is a competitive looking affair with a few Ascot form line matching up but I am hopeful he can get in the first three.’

Three fillies head to post in the six furlong Maiden for two year olds. The first of these is LAMYA, a daughter of Choisir from the French Breeze Ups. ‘She ran well on debut at Newmarket and just got tired in the closing stages. She should be there to run a big race with Ryan Moore in the saddle.’ The second is PUCHITA. ‘She has had no luck whatsoever in her first two starts but still managed to run well. If she does get room she should be right there on the line.’ The final filly to post is TOOMER who ran in the same Maiden as Lamya at Newmarket. ‘She ran very well on debut and did everything right in the closing stages. That should have brought her on plenty and I can see her being very competitive.’

The Fillies Handicap sees BILLESDON BESS take her chance over the mile and a quarter. ‘She is very tough and managed to win well two starts back. She ran well again last time and she remains in great form. This is a competitive affair but she is tough and I would expect another bold showing.’

The final runner for Richard on the second day is WAR GLORY in the seven furlong Handicap. ‘He ran very well at Newmarket last time but they all came up the wrong side for him. He is very genuine and if he is on song he should have no trouble running another big race. He is starting to get the hang of things on the turf having had very strong all weather form previously.’

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