4.10pm Goodwood Tips & Betting Preview 02/08/2017

This is a Class 2 maiden raced over 6f, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: Mushahadaat looks a likely type for a yard that do better with their juveniles once they have a run under their belt. However, the best of those with racecourse experience may well be LADY DANCEALOT for David Elsworth. This Sir Pancealot filly made a good start to her career at Newbury last month when staying on nicely to finish 3rd. She’s expected to improve that outing and the likely strong pace that she’ll get to aim at today. Foxtrot Lady might be the best of the outsiders as a half sister to Dancing Star.

1 DIZZY G – Bought for 26,000 Euros as a yearling before being sold as a 2yo for 115,000 Euros. She’s clearly shown some pleasing improvement at home and this yard can get one ready first time out. She’s a half-sister to a runner who won on her second career start so the progeny have shown themselves to be forward, albeit on limited evidence.

2 EXCEEDINGLY DIVA (non runner) – Ran a fine race on racecourse debut at Windsor to finish second on fast ground in a 14-strong field. He was sent off 16/1 that day so it may have come as a surprise to connections but that has set her up well for today’s race. Kieran Shoemark takes over in the saddle today and this yard have a modest 10% strike rate at Goodwood. She has something to find with a few of those who have raced.

3 FORMIGA (non runner) – Finished last of 6, beaten 24-lengths on racecourse debut in France early last month. She was fairly-strong in the betting that day so something evidently went wrong having always been in rear, unable to make any impression on his rivals. This yard aren’t renowned for 2yo winners and she is best-watched in this.

4 FOXTROT LADY – Half-sister to the extremely useful Dancing Star who won over C&D. This yard will know their runner extremely well having trained her two half-sisters and the yard have been in good form of late with a 14% strike rate in the past fortnight. She’s one of the likelier winners of this and she should be fairly forward. Respected.

5 HOLLYWOOD DREAM – Showed some ability on racecourse debut at Newbury earlier last month, finishing midfield in a 16-strong contest. She was sent off 50/1 that day so she evidently wasn’t expected to run such a fine race and she should have gained plenty of useful experience from the run. However, Delegator’s progeny have been a shade disappointing and have generally needed further. The yard have failed to send out a winner from their last 17 runners.

6 LADY DANCEALOT – Nicely-bred Sir Pancealot filly who made a positive impression at Newbury last month. She finished third in a 13-strong field, staying on nicely in the finish which suggests she should be suited by the likely hot pace that will be on offer today. She hails from a yard that are struggling for form but she could turn that around here in a depleted field.

7 LAMYA (non runner) – Richard Hannon’s filly ran in a strong maiden at Newmarket last month, finishing sixth in a 13-strong field. That looks to be some of the strongest form in this race and she’s entitled to improve from that run and she looks just the sort to do so. Ryan Moore partners her today which is an obvious positive and this 6 furlong test should suit this speedily-bred daughter of Choisir perfectly. Respected.

8 LAST ENCHANTMENT – Bumped into a useful sort when finishing second in a Class 5 Novice Stakes event at Kempton. She has an interesting pedigree by Camelot out of a mare who looked to want a mile and further. The step down in trip is a worry today, albeit she’s likely to have a stronger pace to aim at than she did on racecourse debut. She could be short of enough pace to win today though.

9 MUSHAHADAAT – Brian Meehan’s yard have finally swung into form and he runs an interesting Invincible Spirit filly today. She ran well on Good to Soft ground at Newbury to finish second, beaten 2 1/2 lengths by a useful sort. She’s a half-sister to the useful Rathaath and her dam was relatively forward as a 2yo albeit at a weaker level. Plenty to like about her chances today with Jim Crowley on board.

10 NAQAAWA – Fairly-surprising to see Owen Burrows runner make her racecourse debut over 6 furlongs today. She’s by Shamardal out of a middle-distance mare who has produced runners over a mile and further so the 6 furlong trip should be too short for her on debut. The yard have been quiet of late and she’s best watched today although Andrea Atzeni is a positive booking.

11 PUCHITA – Has shown some ability in two Class 4 Novice stakes races over 6 and 7 furlongs on two starts to date. She’s been beaten 5 1/2 lengths on both occasions and she’s likely to struggle today against some better bred rivals and opposition with better form to their name. Unlikely to be in the finish based on evidence to date.

12 PULITZER – Hugo Palmer’s filly finished down the field at Newmarket last month, beaten 5 3/4 lengths to finish ninth in a 13-strong field. She was sent off 6/1 that day and there’s much more to come from this daughter of Kodiac so she would be dangerous to write off so early. James Doyle remains in the saddle today which is positive and she’s worth a second look in the betting for a yard operating at a healthy 17% strike rate at present.

13 REVIVED – 130,000 Euro purchase as a 2yo out of a lightly-raced mare who has produced little of note to date. She’s by Dark Angel which should give her enough pace for this 6 furlong test and she hails from a yard that does have 2yo winners. The yard have a 17% strike rate at present and she would be of interest with market support.

14 ROYAL WAVE – William Knight’s filly was well-beaten on debut at Leicester back in June, beaten 17 1/2 lengths to finish tenth of twelve. That form is a long way away from what will be required today although she may appreciate this slightly slower surface. She can only be watched today with plenty of decent sorts against her.

15 SMOOTH SAILING (non runner) – Speedily-bred daughter of Bated Breath who ran a poor race on racecourse debut just over a month ago at Windsor. She finished 15 1/2 lengths behind the winner that day but she was well-supported so there should be more to come from her. James Doyle rode her that day but sticks with Pulitzer which is a negative for Charlie Hills’ runner.

16 SUPERSYMMETRY – Tom Dascombe is a master with his 2yo’s and he holds a modest 10% strike rate at Goodwood. His daughter of Kyllachy finished fourth at Haydock on racecourse debut and she looks as if she will come on a bundle for that run. Richard Kingscote keeps the partnership intact and she’s one to keep onside today with a sharper performance expected.

17 TEENAGE GAL (non runner) – Daughter of Acclamation out of a modest mare who achieved a peak official rating of 82. She has plenty of speed in her pedigree given her dam was a 6 furlong winner and the booking of Silvestre De Sousa suggests a decent run is expected. The yard doesn’t have that many 2yo winners and they generally need their first run.

18 THREADING – Nicely-bred daughter of Exceed And Excel out of an un-raced mare. Mark Johnston’s stable has been flying of late with a 23% strike rate in the past fortnight from 83 runners which is incredible consistency. William Buick rides her today and the yard do very well here so she commands plenty of respect.

19 TOOMER – Another runner for Richard Hannon in this and she finished behind her stablemate Lamya at Newmarket last time out. She may not be able to reverse that form today although she’s tricky to discount given her nice pedigree. She may want to tackle further in time but could be suited by a strong pace today. Would of interest with market support.

20 YOUR CHOICE (non runner) – Laura Mongan isn’t known for 2yo winners although she could have a decent sort on her hands with this daughter of Foxwedge. She finished second on racecourse debut at Newbury last month at 100/1 and she will feature in this if she progresses again from that run. She should strip fitter and sharper today and the yard has won with two of their last three runners in the past fortnight. Would be a shorter price for a more fashionable yard, is the each way pick.

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