Glorious Goodwood Lucky 15: Improving Arod taken to shine again
There may have been two winning favourites on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood, but 20/1 and 14/1 successes means there is always time for a big priced outsider punt.
As the Sussex Downs track prepares for a second day of the meeting, we are looking for a big pay-day.
Ladbrokes are already rewarding those value hunters with free bets for winners at 4/1 or bigger* in singles, but we are feeling even more adventurous.
So today, we have put together an each-way Lucky 15 that can make your week truly glorious.
Here are the selections…
With a trip of 2m5f to kick the day off it’s worth looking out for guaranteed stamina here. Only half of the 20 runners have won over 2m or further on the flat, and it is Sylvester Kirk’s horse that stands out for us.
His last two wins have come over 2m2f, including in a Cesarewitch Trial, so will appreciate the extra distance and was a facile victor at Pontefract last time out.
And with Ladbrokes paying out on the first five home, he looks a solid each-way bet with Gary Mahon taking 5lbs off his back in the saddle.
He may have 20lbs to find with favourite Highland Reel but Tommy Docc continues to outrun his odds in higher grades.
A winner of a decent handicap at Musselburgh in June was followed up with a second place finish in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot at odds of 33/1. He was then beaten less than four lengths by St Leger favourite Mr Singh at Newmarket and can surprise again here.
He will have his work to cut out to end up in the winners enclosure, but with some stamina doubts at the top of the market, could run into a place.
A horse on a major upwards curve, there is no knowing how good Peter Chapple-Hyam’s horse really is just yet.
Queen Anne winner Solow looks very tough to beat, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the selection that will give him a run for his money as the ground continues to dry out.
While the idiosyncratic nature of Goodwood will catch many horses out this week, with a victory at Epsom and a fourth place finish in the Derby, his experience on a similar track will stand him in good stead, as he looks to make the race a real Duel on the Downs.
The last three winners of the Weatherbys Super Sprint to take their chance in the Molecomb Stakes have made the frame with Monsieur Chevalier doing the double in 2008.
Richard Fahey’s colt was an unfancied 28/1 shot when showing a good burst of speed to get up at Newbury last time.
That run followed a poor show at Royal Ascot on what is his only bad run in his career.
He may have beaten some decent types last time out, with 3l seventh Great Page going on to finish second in a Group 2, and can go well if getting the gaps.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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