Horse Racing Tips: Matt Chapman’s 7 picks for Friday at Glorious Goodwood

Will Battaash nab the cash? Matt's got a full-card preview for the fiesta.

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13.50 – Coeur De Lion

ITV coverage at Goodwood Friday gets under way with this handicap over an extended two miles and four furlongs and it’s a tough renewal. Obviously stamina in mud at a premium, and the one I will risk is the old character COEUR DE LION for Group 1 winner Alan King and the talented Thore Hammer Hansen. The previous Royal Ascot winner did not do much at the fixture last time when I tipped him there but that said he wasn’t disgraced and has been dropped one pound. He has won on heavy at Chester too.

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14.25 – Baaeed

Group 3 company here with a stakes event for three year old’s over one mile. BAAEED might just turn out to be one of the stars of the season and while testing ground would be an unknown it should be drying out nicely for him. He’s only six pounds off being the best horse in the world after just three runs, which is kind of crazy, but was still impressive in Listed company last time. He goes for William Haggas and Jim Crowley.

15.00 – Acquitted

Now it’s a tough handicap over one mile. ACQUITTED is not that well handicapped and has a high draw. However, the Hugo Palmer runner has been consistent all season and efforts at Sandown and Ascot have been very sound. He stays and goes in the ground. James Doyle on top is a bonus too.

15.35 – Battaash

The feature sprint here in the King George dash, a Group 2 over five furlongs. This is the home of BATTAASH and while he faces some serious rivals, I expect him to come through for Jim Crowley and Charlie Hills. A delayed comeback run at Royal Ascot was good enough to suggest he retains all his ability despite facing pace pressure. He’s going for five on the bounce in this and goes with cut as an Abbaye winner.

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16.10 – Mogul

Back to Group 3 company now and the Glorious Stakes over one mile and four furlongs. MOGUL has been desperate recently and would probably prefer fast ground. That said, he’s easily the best horse in the race and if he is ever going to bounce back this is his chance for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore. The Hong Kong Vase hero should just be too good and outclass this field.

16.45 – Sir Henry Cotton

A nursery handicap over six furlongs. SIR HENRY COTTON goes for Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy and after a decent run at Newbury he might be well handicapped.

17.20 – Scampi

Another handicap to end the day over one mile and three furlongs. I love SCAMPI but usually with chips! That said he can go well for Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy once again!

So best of luck and pray for Yeeehaaas. You hear me Paddy?

Matt Chapman’s best bets:

13.50 – Coeur De Lion
14.25 – Baaeed
15.00 – Acquitted
15.35 – Battaash
16.10 – Mogul
16.45 – Sir Henry Cotton
17.20 – Scampi

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