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Glorious Goodwood: Friday’s fancies can hurt the bookies again

| 29.07.2011

It may have been a slow start for punters at Glorious Goodwood but yesterday saw the tide change with three fancied favourites all justifying their odds.

Having taken plenty on the opening two days, the bookies saw their profit margins dwindle yesterday and today’s opening two races can put the pressure on the bookies once again.

14:00 Goodwood: Redwood – 5/2

Bidding for a repeat of last year’s performance, Redwood may not have won a race since taking the Glorious Stakes title last year but he has been amongst some fine company.

His time last year was the third quickest this race has seen and while he was well beaten into second at Newmarket last time out, problems at the star (a new shoe was needed) would not of helped.

There are two big dangers in Harris Tweed and Jukebox Jury but Redwood can prove his class today.

14:35 Goodwood: Western Aristocrat – 6/4

Tazahum represents a major danger to Western Aristocrat but with the Goodwood going turning to good to firm, Jeremy Noseda and Ryan Moore can team up and justify Western Arsitocat’s favouritism.

Of the others Chef may be the best each-way shout but it’s likely the first three in the betting will come home together.

15:10 Goodwod: Boom And Bust – 14/1

While Green Destiny looks well-weighted and ahead of the handicapper, the totesport mile is not a great race for favourites.

Preference would be for Sagramor who, at the bottom of the weights looks very tempting, but there are concerns about the going for Hughie Morrison’s colt and so preference is for Boom And Bust.

Capable of handling the ground, Boom And Bust has been handed a plum draw and he looks a huge each-way price.

15:45 Goodwood: Harbour Watch – 4/5

Another race for favourites with three very short and well-backed fancies winning in the last five years.

Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes are the dream team at Goodwood and Harbour Watch can team-up for another winner.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.