Zip Does Glorious Goodwood – Day One
1.55 Goodwood – Clon Brulee (8/1) & Whispering Warrior (8/1)
I have this one between Clon Brulee and Whispering Warrior, viagra dosage David Barron’s Clon Brulee comes here today off a handicap mark of 93 which is 6lbs higher than his win at Redcar in a class two handicap and then same mark as when finishing 5/19 at York last time out but is slightly dropping in trip today which should do his chances a world of good and there are no concerns about the ground for him.
David Simcock’s Whispering Warrior has been in fine form this season, salve he has won five of his six starts which has seen his handicap mark sky rocket and it now stands at 93 on the turf, a winner off 85 last time out at Newcastle, he too will be fine with the ground and the trip and my concern is that there are 16 runners in this race today, he is a hold up horse and in these larger field races that could spell problems but Jim Crowley remains in the saddle today and he is unbeaten from 4 rides with this runner.
Struggling to split the two of them so for me the best way forward would be to dutch them, both are available at 8/1 so splitting your stake 50/50 between them is what I would advise.
2.30 Goodwood – Supplicant (10/3)
I am not usually a man to get involved with 2yo races, I leave that to the rest of the guys but Supplicant looks interesting in this race. Looking at the previous 16 running’s of this race, 12 of the 16 finished inside the first four home last time out and there have been 6 successful favourites so the trends are in the favour of Supplicant today. A winner on debut at Beverley where he then returned to finish third in a class two race and just a neck off My Catch who has gone on to Group success over in France. Last time out he was runner up in the Windsor Castle at Ascot although the winners next run was nothing to shout about but he did get the better of My Catch this time round. It is not a race that I shall be going mad in as it is not my type of race but Supplicant has the trends on his side to he is the selection.
3.05 Goodwood – Aljamaaheer (7/2)
The Lennox Stakes is covered in our Race Of The Day post and you can find my full reasoning within that post along with selections from the rest of the SBB Bloggers. The Lennox Stakes Post
3.40 Goodwood – Guarantee (12/1)
Sir Graham Wade has not been capable of following up on a good 2012 this season, he has failed to win any of his seven starts and struggled to even get in the frame, his mark is now down to 101 which is now below his best win of 102 which came at Doncaster, a winner over this trip and a winner here at Goodwood but his form this season is off-putting.
Mark Johnston who won this race in both 2003 & 2005 also sends out Oriental Fox who was oh so close to winning the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle and he also went close over C&D back in May, gone up 4lbs for his Northumberland Plate run but should be in the mix once again.
William Haggas’ Guarantee is another which I like, last four starts have all come in class one races including three group races, has won his last two class two runs off 87 and 95 and comes here today off 101, he will see out this trip with no problems and the ground is not against him either, going to be tougher for him today off a 6lb higher mark but I would not write him off, the only factor that worries me is that Philip Makin is 0-18 here at Goodwood but the yard are ticking along nicely.
This is a tough one to call, do I continue supporting Sir Graham Wade or go with Johnston’s other runner Oriental Fox or do I overlook Makin’s record here at Goodwood in the belief that he has a good enough runner under him. For me I am going to go with the later and go with Guarantee who back at this level should run a cracker.