Horse Racing Tips: Glorious Goodwood’s Wednesday cheat sheet from Paddy’s pundits

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Fancy a shot at £20k at Glorious Goodwood today?

Glorious Goodwood 2022 is well and truly underway after a blistering start on Tuesday and we’re back for Wednesday’s action with the tastiest tips from the best in the business right here on Paddy Power News.

A high class week of Flat racing calls for the most finely-tuned minds in the game and Paddy’s little black book has delivered once again.

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Matt Chapman, Rory Delargy, Jason Weaver, Timeform and Frank Hickey have regaled us with their wisdom for every race on Wednesday. How lucky are we?

In-between mingling with high society and holding court on your telly screens, our prestigious panel will bring you their best bets for the biggest races for every day of the Festival.

And, as always, we’ve rounded up their top tips in one place, right here in our outrageously handy cheat sheet. Whether you need a NAP or are eager for an each-way play, we’ve got all your Goodwood needs catered for throughout the week.

The main event on Wednesday is the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at 3.35pm over 1m, where the unbeaten Baaeed is long odds on and the likes of Order Of Australia, Alcohol Free and Modern Games are likely playing for second place but luckily for you Paddy’s got a stack of distance specials, forecasts & betting without markets right over here.

There’s a pair of Group 3s as well on Wednesday, with Heredia and Soft Whisper the market leaders  in the Oak Tree Stakes at 2.25pm and Rocket Rodney at the top of the market at 3pm in the Markel Molecomb Stakes.

They’re the stand-out names but for all the cheeky each-way bets and dark horses in the handicap just scroll down to our pundits’ absolutely glorious selections below.

Matt Chapman

Rory Delargy

Jason Weaver

Timeform

Frank Hickey

Matt Chapman

Secret State has obvious claims but I’ll be having a few quid each way on SURREY MIST for George Baker and Hollie Doyle. He has a fine draw to work from and should be suited by a strong gallop. I’ve no doubt these are the conditions that will bring out his best.

Rory Delargy

SECRET STATE is sure to be a popular order in the opening contest, with the King George V Handicap winner at Royal Ascot having a most progressive profile, not to mention a Classic entry. He also seems to have the perfect draw, and is hard to oppose for all this is a competitive affair.

Jason Weaver

Ryan Moore takes the ride as MAKSUD steps back into handicap company. The track and the step up in distance to 1m4f will suit and he is only having his fourth start. He’s in perfect hands to make his mark.

Timeform

SOULCOMBE faces a pretty big rise in grade but has progressed well following a gelding op/since the blinkers were fitted and could be up to the task after his impressive Ascot victory 3 weeks ago. King George V winner Secret State is the proven class act at the other end of the handicap and could make light work of a 7 lb rise for Royal Ascot. Maksud and Mandobi are a couple of others to consider.

Frank Hickey

SECRET STATE has won his last three since being second on debut at Newmarket in the Wood Ditton. He won the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot on his handicap debut off 93 and the second, Deauville Legend, won the Bahrain Trophy on his next start.

Matt Chapman

Ed Walker really fancied PRIMO BACIO against Prosperous Voyage last time at Newmarket and I suspect connections think she is much better than her fourth of five suggests. A fast run 7f is right up her street and from a good draw off a strong gallop, I expect a bold each-way show under Richard Kingscote.

Rory Delargy

Low draws are favoured over 7f, and PRIMO BACIO is better berthed than the market leaders who are all hung out wide. She wasn’t beaten far in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes last time, and has refound the form which saw her win well at York last May. Most of her form is at a mile, but the shorter trip could suit her even better.

Jason Weaver

HELLO YOU was a fantastic two-year-old last season and has faced some very tough opposition on her three tries this term. She doesn’t have to carry her penalty back in this Group 3 company which is an obvious help. She’s flying under the radar at an each-way price.

Timeform

Another chance is given to HEREDIA as she looked one who could make her mark at pattern level when quickening up well to land the Sandringham at Royal Ascot and perhaps her Sandown defeat since was just a case of the run coming a bit soon. Oscula is well drawn and should go well if a recent busy spell doesn’t catch up with her. The unexposed Samahram is an interesting contender from France, while Soft Whisper is thriving and is sure to have a say if she can obtain a good positoin from stall 16.

Frank Hickey

Matt Chapman

ROCKET RODNEY is going to be hard to stop for George Scott and Danny Muscutt. The Windsor Castle runner-up was a decent winner at Sandown last time in Listed company and travels like a horse who will be well suited to this track.

Rory Delargy

Super Sprint winner EDDIES BOY can beat Rocket Rodney despite twice finishing behind that rival already. Rocket Rodney is drawn on the stands rail, which may not be a blessing, and Eddie’s Boy will have a clear path home on the outside. He can make the most of that by making all.

Jason Weaver

Although WALBANK managed to win at York he didn’t get any luck in the Norfolk Stakes when we last saw him. If it all clicks into place for Walbank, he could prove the value pick against Rocket Rodney, who brings in an impressive profile.

Timeform

ROCKET RODNEY was only just denied in what has proved to be a strong renewal of the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot and he confirmed that level of form when comfortably resuming winning ways in a listed event at Sandown. He looks just about the pick on form and, having won his novice by a wide-margin over this C&D, has plenty going for him. Norfolk runner-up Walbank is the obvious threat with this easier 5f likely to suit, while Super Sprint winner Eddie’s Boy should be on the premises, too.

Frank Hickey

WALBANK sets a high standard with an excellent debut second to Noble Style at Ascot, followed by a wide margin win at York. He was the favourite for the Norfolk and ran well in second, where he stumbled at the start and was only headed in the last half a furlong. The easier track here should suit and he could prove tough to peg back.

Matt Chapman

BAAEED is surely too good off a BHA rating of 128 after his Queen Anne romp. This is not a bad field, but Baaeed should just be too good for William Haggas and Jim Crowley. He has form at the track as he was brilliant in a Group 3 at this meeting last year. For forecast players I will take Modern Games for Godolphin who has always been underrated.

Rory Delargy

ALCOHOL FREE is the one to chase home BAAEED in the Sussex Stakes, and with the favourite unbackable, the forecast with last year’s heroine seems the best approach.

Jason Weaver

BAAEED is the world’s best racehorse on official figures, so let’s see him scorch on the downs. He looks unbeatable.

Timeform

With 2000 Guineas and St James’s Palace winner Coroebus a late absentee, it’s hard to see anything being able to push BAAEED enough to put his unbeaten record under serious threat. Last year’s winner Alcohol Free is fresh from another top-level success at Newmarket and could be the one to chase the William Haggas-trained colt home.

Frank Hickey

BAAEED is simply too good for the rest of these. There’s not much else to say!

Matt Chapman

PERIPATETIC might be capable of more after never getting going at Salisbury last time. The Cheveley Park filly is bred for this trip and has shown enough to suggest she might be better than her current mark of 86. An each-way chance for Roger Varian and David Egan.

Rory Delargy

ROUSAY has been beaten in four handicaps this season, but has run with great credit, including at this track. She improved for stepping up to this trip last time, and connections won this race with Billesdon Bess a few years ago.

Jason Weaver

SEA SPEEDWELL is obviously is not 100 per cent straightforward as she ducked sharply coming out of the starting stalls at Leicester last time. Despite that and falling behind, she worked her way into contention. With that run under her belt and reappearing on a mark of just 82, we can expect Sea Speedwell to improve significantly.

Timeform

NATASHA is a well-bred sort who returned from 10 months off with an improved effort at Newmarket 12 days ago and, with the run likely to have brought her on, it’s feasible to think she can progress again. Sea Speedwell lost nothing in defeat trying to give weight to a useful prospect on her return at Leicester and remains capable of better, while Peripatetic is another to consider in an interesting race.

Frank Hickey

ROUSAY ran well here back in May when third behind Lawful Command in a race that has worked out well. She didn’t have the pace at a mile last time at Salisbury when staying on into fourth. She will come home strong and she’s likely to be around a double-figure price.

Matt Chapman

It’s hard to oppose THE PLATINUM QUEEN who has won at Ripon and York and suffered an only defeat when down the field in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot. This is not too tough for the Richard Fahey runner ridden by Oisin Orr.

Rory Delargy

ALL THE TIME trailed home in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot, but she ran out a decisive winner on her racecourse bow at Nottingham, and that is a better indicator of her ability. A return to that form puts her firmly in the picture.

Jason Weaver

Richard Fahey’s runner THE PLATINUM QUEEN has built herself an impressive profile with her only defeat coming in the Queen Mary at the Royal meeting. She showed blistering speed at York last time and from her position close towards the stands rail, she may prove hard to peg back.

Timeform

THE PLATINUM QUEEN took another step forward when making it 2 wins from 3 starts in fine style at York 3 weeks ago and a repeat here should see Richard Fahey’s filly tough to beat. Star of Lady M is enjoying a fine first season and is feared, along with Beautiful Eyes and All The Time.

Frank Hickey

THE PLATINUM QUEEN is clear on ratings and ran to a high level last time at York. A repeat of that should be good enough here.

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