The Flat season comes alive once again this week as the horse racing world descends on the Sussex Downs for the annual pomp fest that is Glorious Goodwood.
Across the next five days we’ll witness 37 races and around 400 horses do battle on the Chichester track, and with the likes of Canford Cliffs, Frankel and Strong Suit all in attendance, we’re in for one stunning week.
Today sees the Gordon Stakes, the Lennon Stakes and the Molecomb Stakes take centre stage and we have the horses that can maximise the viewing pleasure and the profit in the pocket at Goodwood today.
14:00 bet365.com Handicap: Forte Dei Marmi – 10/1
The draw has been of high importance in this race recently with 7 of the 10 winners coming from a high draw and Forte de Marmi is well placed to deliver a big priced winner in the first at Goodwood.
The weight should not be a worry for Luca Cumani’s horse with the top weight winning 4 of the last 7 renewals, and with course form Kieren Fallon can guide Forte de Marmi to victory.
14:35 Gordon Stakes: Slumber – 4/1
This looks a straight shootout between the two horses at the head of the market who have run strongly in defeat behind last Saturday’s King George winner Nathaniel.
Fiorente is rightly taking all the headlines but at the prices, Slumber is the better bet with 4/1 offering a free each-way crack at the 11/10 favourite.
15:10 Lennox Stakes: Strong Suit – 3/1
Following the incredible performances by Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes last year, Strong Suit looks the pick of today’s horses at Goodwood.
A breathing operation has seemingly brought out the best in Strong Suit and he is a horse who his trainer compares to the mighty Canford Cliffs – this could be a thriller.
15:45 Molecomb Stakes: Stonefield Flyer – 9/1
Consistent performances have brought Stonefiled Flyer to the attention of many punters and his performance behind Frederick Engels at Royal Ascot is very strong form.
Crown Dependency maytake all the beating but Stonefield Flyer looks a huge each-way price at 9/1 as he bids to become the third Windsor Stakes runner up to take this race.