Five days of top-class action, Glorious Goodwood is one of the premier meetings of the season, with three Group 1 contests to get stuck into. Our Goodwood Bettings Tips can be found on site now, with Day 1 of the meeting kicking off tomorrow! With so many competitive contests, many horses can fly in under the radar, undetected thanks to the ‘hype’ horses. We’ve gone through the card at Glorious Goodwood and found five horses who we believe are poised to out-run their lofty odds this week at the Sussex venue.
Tuesday, 5.15pm – Elizabeth Bennet – Best Priced 33/1
A useful two-year-old, Charlie Hills’ Elizabeth Bennet was not beaten far in sixth in the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket in September 2017. She needed her return when only able to finish sixth in a competitive heat at Newmarket two weeks ago, dropped four pounds by the handicapper subsequently. She remains lightly-raced and this mark is extremely fair on last year’s form, so with improvement expected from her return, she looks a huge price.
Wednesday, 1.50pm – Arthur Mc Bride – Best Priced 25/1
Although his recent form does look uninspiring, Arthur Mc Bride finished third in this race twelve months ago off today’s mark, weakening late on softer ground. He’s won on better ground previously so he won’t be fazed by conditions and with no rain forecast, he should see the race out much stronger on a better surface. He loves it here at Goodwood and with Liam Keniry a great partner, he looks poised to run a massive race.
Thursday, 1.50pm – Kassar – Best Priced 14/1
A 100,000gns purchase as a yearling, Kassar made it two wins from six starts with a victory at Yarmouth in June. He was hanging badly late on but kept on determinedly over the mile to win a shade cosily, with that effort suggesting he was still a work in progress. A further step up in distance looks sure to suit and his pedigree is very positive on his chances of staying, so he does look likely to out-run his double-figure price-tag.
Friday, 3.00pm – South Seas – Best Priced 16/1
Although he’s not won since 2016, you’d be hard pressed to deny the fact that South Seas has been very unlucky in recent outings. He was tanking along at Sandown on his latest outing, unable to get a run until a furlong out where he flew home into sixth. He remains on the same mark and is unexposed as a miler, with a strongly-run contest sure to help him get into the race. Still lightly-raced, more should be to come and he’s deeply respected.
Saturday, 3.40pm (Stewards’ Cup) – Aeolus – Best Priced 25/1
The feature race on the final day is the Stewards’ Cup and Aeolus finished second in the race twelve months ago off his current mark, flying home from the rear. He was a winner on reappearance and although two runs since have been a shade disappointing, he’s clearly capable of much better and a return to this venue is only positive. He handles any type of surface and should be blasting home late towards the placings.