Glorious Goodwood Day Three

A blank was drawn yesterday other than a place for George Rooke. Kingman was impressive again and what a turn of foot he showed, accelerating faster than the mighty Frankel. The future of breeding for Juddmonte and Khalid Abdullah looks very bright with Frankel and now Kingman in the ranks. I'm pretty sure he won't run next year. Lets look forward to seeing him possibly a couple more times and then we wait for his progeny. On to today, good luck if you're having a flutter and I'll hopefully fair better than yesterday.
 
BROWN PANTHER 1510 GOODWOOD (nap) – I love this fella and the drop back to 2m will certainly help his cause. The ground is possibly a little firm and that may cause him a few concerns but I still think the form of his recent runs is the strongest on offer. ESTIMATE is a damn good horse but I think this shorter trip with suit my selection better. I hope the Panther wins too as it willbe nice to remember his mother who passed away this week. Hopeful of another big run from this lovely horse. I hope he runs as there are doubts until the trainer walks the track.
 
PUPIL 1405 GOODWOOD (nb) – the run last time behind the smart SEA DEFENCE was a much better performance and I'm hoping that that run was a reflection of his true ability and what is to come. He's stayed on the same mark for that run which is still 4lbs lower than his highest rating. This is a tougher race but I think there is much.more to come from this fella and the booking of James Doyle is a positive too. I always try and base my selections on form and previous runs and this guy comes her on the back of a cracker.
 
TALENT 1545 GOODWOOD (treble) – this girl was well named, but as of yet this year she hasn't really lived up to her exploits as a 3 year old. While the ground may not be the best for her I'm hoping this specialist track, with similar undulations to Epsom will help bring some balance to her. She motored at Epsom and she maybe needs an adverse camber to straighten her out. Hughesie is back on board too – I hope she runs to her capabilities today.
 
MAGNUS MAXIMUS 1650 GOODWOOD – won a decent race in April beating the likes of TOOFI and NAADIRR and was raised a massive 16lbs form – an indication of what the handicapper thought. He was next seen in the hugely competitive Brittania Stakes at Royal Ascot and never landed a blow. He's only been dropped a pound for that – again showing the handicapper thoughts of him. Despite being overlooked by Hughes today he's still one of the best rated in the field and has to have a cracking chance at a big price.
 
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St.Leger Day

One of my favourite days racing. I use to go religiously to the St Leger every year but having my children stopped that, however, I'll be watching all misty eyed from my sofa today! Enjoy the racing everyone!
 
OUR JONATHAN 1440 DONCASTER (nap) – (unplaced) the Portland is a cracking race and a damn hard one to get right. However, I reckon my selection has a huge chance today. He is down to his lowest mark for over two years and has a decent record at the track too. The softer ground is a huge bonus and the new stable should know a bit about him now too. A repeat of his third here behind Jack Dexter back in March will see him in the frame. Has to be a great each way chance.
 
PASTORAL PLAYER 1515 DONCASTER (nb) – (unplaced) he just hasn't had the breaks yet this season, and while he is held on form by a few of these I reckon he can turn it around today. He ran a cracker when second in this last year and he has dropped to a very appealing mark of 107, which incidently was his last winning mark when beating MAJESTIC MYLES at Haydock. This track will suit better at it should give him more room to manouvre late on and Graham Lee is becoming a master at finding the gaps!
 
HANOVERIAN BARON 1625 DONCASTER (treble) – (unplaced) prior to running a stinker in the Ebor he has been running very well. The ground beat him at York and it won't be as soft as that today. The handicapper has given him a real chance by dropping him 3lbs back to 90, that's only a snippet higher than when he was pipped by SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD earlier this year. A great each wa chance again.
 
TALENT 1550 DONCASTER – (2nd – 9-1) I think she can be the first filly in eons to take the Leger. She oozed class when winning the Oaks and has had excuses since. The ground again will be key today and I think the track will also suit her hold up style. She has backs of speed and stamina and despite pulling like a train in the Oaks she still destroyed them. I'm cheering on a girl today, one with serious TALENT.
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 43/207 = 21%
Wins 174/1041 = 16.7%
Placed 273/1041 = 26.2%

Win and Placed = 43%

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