We can safely put a line through Music Society‘s last run as he was caught on the outside of the pack all the way down the stretch at York in a really messy race. He likes to get a little bit of cover in his races and should get that on Saturday with the excellent Tom Marquand in the saddle.
Music Society likes the hustle and bustle of a big field.
She’s So Nice benefited from her debut effort with a stylish success over course and distance 23 days ago. Quicker conditions hold no fears for her and the form of the race has been boosted since with Miss Jingles going in at Goodwood earlier this week.
Indianapolis is probably the only runner in the line-up who is completely unexposed as far as this trip is concerned and come here off the back of a close-up finish at Ripon over 1m 4f. This 1m 6f trip should be well within his compass.
Stepping into handicap company on a mark of 86 looks a little bit of a gift for Baashir who was part of a treble for the yard when winning very easily at Salisbury. She made all that day and it would be no surprise for her to do the same again.
Enbihaar, last year’s winner, finished off the season in fantastic form with a proven track record around here being a positive. The ground on the fast side will suit the smooth moving big machine and she should have too much natural pace for the other three runners in this small field.
Expressionism did remarkably well to finish a close-up fourth when last seen in Listed company at Lingfield, behind a proven Group One performer in Delphinia. They’ve been very patient with her and she returns in what looks an open-looking Listed race and given a pinch of natural improvement, this daughter of Galileo can step back into the winner’s enclosure.
I very rarely side with the favourite in big-field handicaps like this, but Nahaarr was mightily impressive at Newbury last time and surely is going to take a world of beating. If you’re looking for an each-way angle, Mr Lupton could be it, as he loves to fly home late in a big field. He might be able to grab a piece of the pie in a race where Paddy is paying the first 6 home.
Withhold has raced in Group One, Two & Three company on his last four starts and now takes a drop down in class. The Roger Charlton stable is in much better form than they were a month ago and he may well be able to dominate this field on the front end. Oisin Murphy on board is a positive.
After a cracking run at Sandown he put in a dismal effort in the Bunbury Cup against the older opposition, but now Tomfre is back in against his own age group over what looks an ideal 7f.
From a good stall position, he can bounce back to form at decent odds. Society Lion is likely to be over-bet again despite being hit with a 5lb rise from the handicapper for his Doncaster defeat.
Rhythmic Intent looked really good in the closing stages when winning at York, striding away and hitting the line very strongly. This suggests the 5lb hit from the handicapper will not be enough to slow him down. We have the champion jockey on our side again, who can finish off the Newmarket card in style.
Saturday racing tips summary
Goodwood 13:50 – Music Society
Newmarket 14:05 – She’s So Nice
Goodwood 14:25 – Indianapolis
Newmarket 14:40 – Baashir
Goodwood 15:00 – Enbihaar
Newmarket 15:15 – Expressionism
Goodwood 15:35 – Nahaar
Newmarket 15:50 – Withhold
Goodwood 16:10 – Tomfre
Newmarket 16:25 – Rhythmic Intent
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