The ground is going to be the key for the ITV races as it looks very hard work at Goodwood and Windsoris inspecting at 6.30 am, but fingers crossed we’ll have some good racing:
We’ll kick off at Goodwood where Happy Romance is favourite after winning two valuable sales races.
She has been so good over shorter distances and she won tidily last time at York over 6f on slowish ground, Pomelo is by Dubawi and looked good winning easily at Newbury. Isabella Giles was staying on really well at Ascot over six and the extra furlong will suit.
Ryan Moore is an eye-catching booking for Salisbury winner Prado on very different ground, but the jockey is a huge plus. I loved Happy Romance at York and she is professional but Pomelo is in the “could be anything” bracket so I’ll side with the potential and go with her.
Summerghand won the Stewards’ Cup off a mark of 108 which is a hell of a feat. He is more than capable of making the jump up to Graded company. The fact he has form on all types of ground is a massive boost too, Jash got back on track with a blow at Newcastle last time but the jury is out on the ground.
Ventura Rebel handles the ground but has been disappointing since getting chinned in the Norfolk stakes by A’Ali in 2019. Burmese Waltz is very interesting for me as her second in the Royal Ascot race was a solid performance. I just think this will suit Summerghand and he is the one.
Cabaletta ran a belter behind EnBihaar at the track in the Lillie Langtry Stakes and her beating of Frankly Darling at Yarmouth on heavy ground reads well with conditions bound to be testing. Subjectivist disappointed at York in the Great Voltigeur but is proven on the ground.
Celtic Art is promising on what we saw of him as a 2yo winning his maiden here before finishing second at Deauville on heavy ground, and he has had a warm-up behind Junkanoo. I am taking a punt on Subjectivist getting it his own way up front.
Extra Elusive won for Roger Charlton and Hollie Doyle at Haydock last time and will be popular again and some of his form is top-notch. Certain Lad who he beat last time franked the form winning the Strensall Stakes at York last week.
King Ottokar has the visors on to get him to give his true running, and he has also had the cruellest cut of them all-gelding!
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Fox Chairman is the one that shouts out at you in here as his run last year behind Sangarius at The Royal meeting followed by his win at Newbury shows he handles the ground. He ran well behind a progressive type at York meaning his price is skinny – mind you, a winner is a winner and our lucky 15 is all about winning.