Glorious Goodwood Preview
The Glorious Goodwood meeting takes place this week, offering five days of competitive action and many betting opportunities. Each day of racing has a feature race, which on Thursday is the Group 1 Nassau Stakes, one of the best races of the entire meeting. On Saturday, the Stewards Cup takes place, a hugely competitive six furlong handicap, a tough race to solve but one of the best betting races of the year.
Here is a run down of the best bets across Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Thursday – Nassau Stakes
It is no surprise to see a Group 1 favourite trained by O’Brien, although the favourite for the Nassau Stakes is trained by Donnacha, not his father Aiden. The first-season trainer has plenty of firepower and French Derby winner Fancy Blue is right at the top of the pecking order.
He finished second in the Irish Guineas over an inadequate 1m and collected when he moved up to 1m2f. He may not be the best three-year-old of this bunch but does get a valuable weight allowance from his elders.
Although respected, it is one of his elders that really catches the eye. After defeat on debut, the John Gosden trained Nazeef has won all six of his starts since, including Listed, Group 2 and Group 1 wins in three starts this season.
This four-year-old has been there and done it before, he is fancied to win again in the Nassau.
Friday – King George Qatar Stakes
This race is all about one horse and that is Battaash. The sprinting superstar was excellent at Royal Ascot and has always looked at home on this course. However, the odds on offer are very short and an each way bet on the race is the best way to approach things, with one horse sticking out as an each way bet to nothing.
Liberty Beach has been a model of consistency this season. She has won a listed race, finished third behind Battaash in a Group 1 and then finished second in Group 3 company on her most recent start. She rarely runs a bad race, should be in the frame and is capable enough should Battaash fail for any reason.
Saturday – Stewards Cup
Not the easiest race to solve, but there's plenty of value to be had here in the Stewards Cup. We are likely to see all but one or two horses in this race available at double figures, and many bookmakers often offer enhanced each way terms for the race.
The one horse standing out is Watan, who finished second behind Nahaarr at Newbury on his only start this season. He lost fair and square that day by just over two lengths, but comes here 7lb better off at the weights. That is a big pull and one that can make the difference. The horse is a strong traveller and with the right gaps in running he can go close.
Glorious Goodwood Best Bets
- Nassau Stakes – Nazeef Win @ 11/4 (888 Sport)
- Qatar Stakes – Liberty Beach EW @ 6/1 (1/5 odds 3 places SportNation)
- Stewards Cup – Watan EW @ 16/1 (1/4 odds 4 places GentingBet)
Horse Racing Betting Offer
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How does it work:
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Whatever you back at Goodwood this week, be lucky!
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