Rewaayat has fully justified connections’ decision to stick with him as a five-year-old, winning at Lingfield on his reappearance before following up in good style at Salisbury last time, undoubtedly impressive and value for a useful effort. He has come back a more mature model this season and even a 12 lb rise in the weights might not be enough to stop him landing the hat-trick.
Laafy seemed to have hit the buffers last year but he has returned a different proposition following a gelding operation, putting it all together in the style of one who’d hold his own in some of the leading middle-distance handicaps when making a successful return to action at Newbury in June, and he improved further to finish runner-up in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock last time, losing nothing in defeat to another progressive one. He still looks on a handy mark and this trip should hold no fears.
Enbihaar didn’t make it onto the racecourse until Autumn in her three-year-old season but she made up for lost time in a big way when landing the Lancashire Oaks, this race and the Park Hill last season. She made an encouraging return over a trip that looked on the short side for her at Newmarket recently, doing her best work late on. She should be sharper for that run, and with the step back up to this trip a positive, a bold showing is expected.
Nahaarr resumed the progressive thread when landing a gamble with ease at Newbury last time, sprinting clear in the final furlong to win with plenty in hand. There is little doubting that he’s going to make up into a smart sprinter and he looks a worthy favourite despite a 7 lb rise in the weights.
Society Lion built as expected on his debut promise when getting off the mark at the second time of asking, landing a Yarmouth novice in the mud, and he has shown even better form in defeat in two good three-year-old handicaps this season, shaping really well when beaten a neck at Doncaster last time, impressing most with his change of pace to come from last to first. He is up 5 lb for that effort but still looks well ahead of his mark.
Titian made plenty of appeal on looks and pedigree ahead of his debut at Newmarket recently, and he shaped with plenty of encouragement, in need of the experience but really getting the hang of things under considerate handling late on. He is open to significant improvement and should be well up to winning a race like this.
Exec Chef made a satisfactory return to action when fourth at Newmarket in June, and he wasn’t disgraced when going one place better at Sandown last time, not really suited by the way the race was run. He has edged down to a good mark based on the pick of his 2019 efforts, and a switch to George Scott’s yard may prove the catalyst he needs to propel him back to winning ways.
* Prices on our snazzy new bet widget are bang up to date.
Timeform’s tips summary
Goodwood 13:50 – Rewaayat
Goodwood 14:25 – Laafy
Goodwood 15:00 – Enbihaar
Goodwood 15:35 – Nahaarr
Goodwood 16:10 – Society Lion
Goodwood 16:40 – Titian
Goodwood 17:10 – Exec Chief
- Grab racing previews from the UK, Ireland and the rest of the globe here
- Placing bets is easier than ever with Paddy Power News’ live odds banners