Lucky 15 betting tip covering the best of the racing on Friday Day 4 of Glorious Goodwood.
Friday looks to be another day of top class racing from the Sussex Downs which is headlined by the Group 2 King George Stakes for the sprinters.
First up is the Coutts Glorious Stakes which heralds the return of 2012 St Leger winner Encke. If back to that sort of form he’ll have a chance but he’s too risky to be a betting proposition. For me this looks between Hillstar and PETHER’S MOON (3/1 bet365). Richard Hannon’s charge has been ultra-consistent and deserves a big race victory.
Next up is the Thoroughbred Stakes over a mile and SHIFTING POWER (7/4 SkyBet) should appreciate the drop in class. It looks like it could be another for Messrs Hannon and Hughes with the classy colt finally getting a good chance to get off the mark in group company. Lightning Thunder will be a tough opponent if returning to the same form she showed in the English and Irish 1000 Guineas and Wannabe Yours could cause an upset.
The main race on the card is the 5f Group 2 King George Stakes and it offers the opportunity for the up and coming 3yo sprinters to take on their elders. Despite the quality of the young horses like G Force and Extortionist, I think KINGSGATE NATIVE (12/1 William Hill) may roll back the years once again. The old warrior is ever consistent in these types of races and his win in the same race in 2009 shows he can perform at Goodwood. Tropics and last year’s winner Moviesta should also run well.
We skip the tough handicaps in favour of the Oak Tree Stakes, a Group 3 over 7f for fillies’ and EVITA PERON (4/1 SkyBet) should show her potential. Despite the clear class of Muteela, Queen Catrine and J Wonder, the Beckett filly could have they measure. She came back from a poor display in Germany to rout a good field in the Eternal Stakes at Newmarket and, as she is untested on good or better ground, she could well improve for the quicker surface.
1:55 – PETHER’S MOON (3/1 bet365)
2:30 – SHIFTING POWER (7/4 SkyBet)
3:40 – KINGSGATE NATIVE (12/1 William Hill)
4:50 – EVITA PERON (NAP) (4/1 SkyBet)
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