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Dual classic winner Minding is clearly the leading three-year-old filly in training and a repeat of her best form (marginally her two wins at Newmarket - the Fillies’ Mile and 1000 Guineas) in Saturday’s Group 1 Nassau Stakes at Goodwood would see all of her rivals needing to improve by 4 lb and more to beat her.
As a result, she is the 2/1-on favourite and will surely be the cornerstone of many a short-priced Saturday acca. However, it is possible to formulate a staking plan that does not include Minding, who is yet to race on ground faster than good according to Timeform measurements.
Goodwood’s midsummer meeting – traditionally referred to as Glorious Goodwood – may not have quite the cachet of the Cheltenham Festival in March or the international pull of Royal Ascot in June, but it stands on its own feet as an event of significance in the Racing Calendar.
In among some fiercely competitive handicaps and some “they-could-be-anything” maidens, there is a healthy smattering of Group races. Finding winners can be difficult, and this preview will look at the sectional evidence in an attempt to assist.
Redzel returned from a spell with victory in the July Sprint (1100m) at Canterbury on Saturday as he looks set for a big campaign ahead.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained runner was proven in listed company last preparation, and going straight to the lead on the Heavy track on Saturday was able to hang on for a three-quarter-length victory over Wouldn’t It Be Nice in second with Forget third.
Two-year-old racing in France doesn’t really get going in earnest until Deauville next month but the Prix Robert Papin over five and a half furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte is the most important contest of its type so far this year across the Channel.
British-trained youngsters have won three of the last four runnings, and the two colts in Sunday’s field of six will be bidding to continue that run of success for British stables.
The Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday is Britain’s most prestigious all-aged race in the Flat calendar and provides one of the first opportunities for the three-year-olds to meet their elders at the highest level.
Derby winner Grundy and the previous year’s St Leger hero Bustino served up one of the best finishes of all time when going head-to-head in the 1975 renewal and, having seen off the attentions of Eagle Top in a similarly pulsating battle 12 months ago, Postponed will be back to try and defend his crown this weekend, and cement his standing as the leading middle-distance horse in training.
Timeform recap the 2016 Sir John Monash Stakes won by Wild Rain for trainer Mark Kavanagh and jockey Damien Oliver.
We've still got over a month of winter to get through but Damien Oliver booting home stakes winners on good ground at Caulfield certainly puts a little bit of spring in the air.
The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz spent most of the film looking for a heart.
In contrast, his equine namesake spent the final two furlongs of the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot searching for an answer to the finishing kick of Twilight Son et al, eventually finishing a disappointing eighth of nine. There were extenuating circumstances there – he took a strong hold with no cover – and a repeat of his fourth in last year's Champions Sprint Stakes, or his impressive reappearance win in a listed race at Windsor in May, could well be enough to win Saturday’s Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury.
Many runners looked for the outside fence at Randwick on Saturday which saw all nine races run on a heavy track.
Farolitos was able to grab his second win in as many starts when claiming victory in the Shoot Out Mile (1600m) as he continues to build quite an impressive record.
There's a whiff of Wales about Hawkbill. Seeing is believing, and the progressive punches above their perceived weight is in the record books, but they're still to meet their Waterloo, more than a hunch that a proper rival will make a short story out of the fairytale.
Then again, the run-on and on sentence replaced what was supposed to be a full stop on Saturday, when The Gurkha was 4/6, as were Belgium.
● Historical Timeform Ratings - Australia
● 2yo's Timeform Ratings
● 3yo's Timeform Ratings
● 4yo's Timeform Ratings
● 5yo+ Timeform Ratings
● World Top Rated
● Global Rankings
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● Australia ● Europe
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