Day 4 of Glorious Goodwood was headlined by several scintillating performances. Baaeed oozed class when destroying the Thoroughbred Stakes field, while a new sprinting star was born in the form of Suesa.
The feature race on the final day of Glorious Goodwood in the Stewards’ Cup. A six-furlong handicap event, a maximum field of 28 will head to post for the £115,965 prize pool. At 7-1 the field, it’s a wide open affair, with the supporting cast of races including the Group 2 Lillie Langtry and the Summer Handicap.
We’ll have horse racing tips for all the action, including seven races on ITV Racing. For me, it’s a final chance to try and find an outsider winner. I’ve found three horses who are set to out-run their prohibitive odds and you can find all the details below.
1.55 Goodwood – Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap
A case can be made for plenty of the field in this competitive sprint, but Bernardo O’Reilly (50-1) is the horse I’ve settled on. He’s well suited by strongly-run, six-furlong handicaps, and he sits on a dangerous rating for Richard Spencer.
His most recent win came at Doncaster last September off a rating of 87, the same mark he competes off today. Three runs in 2021 have seen him running near that standard, third to Punchbowl Flyer at Haydock two starts ago. His most recent run at Ascot was disappointing, but it’s worth forgiving one blip.
This race will turn into a burn up and that’s when he thrives. He tanks through his races and has plenty of gears under the hood, with Angus Villiers’ five-pound claim another positive. If he’s close enough as they enter the final furlong, he can pick them up late on.
3.40 Goodwood – Stewards’ Cup
He’s a law onto himself, but Hey Jonesy (40-1) is a top handicapper at his best and I fancy him to put his best foot forward. He won the 2020 Wokingham off a mark of 99 for the in-form Kevin Ryan yard and he’s fallen to that mark prior to his second tilt at the Stewards’ Cup.
He was well-held in the race twelve months ago, but he was racing off five pounds higher due to the aforementioned win in the Wokingham. His 2021 form has been better than the bare figures suggest, doing best of those racing on the pace in the Wokingham last time.
His most recent start at Pontefract was poor, but he’s capable of far better than that. Given his overall record, it’s best to forgive that effort, and he’s well suited to big-field handicaps. Furthermore, he likes to race close to the pace, so Goodwood should play to his strengths. At odds of 28-1, he’s unlikely to be far away under Megan Nicholls.
4.10 Goodwood – British European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Stakes
Charlie Hills has won this race twice, in 2014 and 2019. He runs two in this year’s contest and I prefer the second string in terms of prices, Cephalus (28-1). A son of Cable Bay, little went right for him at Ascot earlier this month.
Held up in last throughout, he was still travelling well when the leaders went for home. He took a while to pick up, but shaped well into seventh, finishing behind Flying Secret and Khanjar. He does have several lengths to make up with those rivals, but he’s entitled to take a big step forward from that run.
Given his breeding, he should make into a useful two-year-old and I’m more than happy to take the chance that improvement is coming at his current odds.
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