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

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Glorious Goodwood 2022 reaches its penultimate day and we’ve the tastiest tips from the best in the business here on Paddy Power News.

    Matt Chapman, Mick Fitzgerald, Jason Weaver, Timeform and Rory Delargy have pitched up to bring us their top picks, unrivalled insights and best guesses for a fun Friday.

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    The main event is the Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes at 3.35pm over 5f. Mitbaahy and Raasel head the betting with a £170,000 prize pot on the line.

    There’s a pair of Group 3s as well on Friday, with Checkandchallenge, Bayside Boy and Berkshire Shadow all facing off in the Thoroughbred Stakes at 2.25pm and Rebel’s Romance at the top of the market at 4:10pm in the Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes.

    They may be the stand-out names but there’s always cheeky each-way bets and dark horses in the handicaps that hopefully we’ve hit on too.

    So book the remote & get watching.

    Matt Chapman

    Mick Fitzgerald

    Jason Weaver

    Timeform

    Rory Delargy

    Matt Chapman

    ITV Friday gets under way here with a handicap over an extended 2m4f. SUPER SUPERJACK is not well handicapped but might well have been gagging for this trip on the Flat. The Milton Harris-trained runner stayed on well at York two runs ago over an extended 2m and has a lovely racing weight of 8st 4lb under Kieran O’Neill.

    Mick Fitzgerald

    WITHHOLD ran well at Newbury behind Reshoun but I feel this is a track he has done very well at in the past and if ridden forward, he can get it done.

    Jason Weaver

    HYDROPLANE is switching back from jumping and put up a good winning performance last time 34 days ago at this level. He’s guaranteed to stay over this minimum trip and looks to give the trainer another win in this contest with his second string.

    Timeform

    Confirmed hold-up performer SUPER SUPERJACK looks interesting now stepping up in trip and is taken to slice his way through the field in the straight and enhance his good strike-rate in the last year. Reshoun has been there and done it in these sort of races and rates an obvious danger on the back of his recent Newbury success. Hugo Palmer’s Solent Getaway and Zoffee are also likely to play prominent roles if their stamina holds out.

    Rory Delargy

    2021 runner-up WITHHOLD faces a weaker field than he did when making most last year, and Harry & Roger Charlton’s veteran has run well enough in unsuitable events to suggest he’s lost very little of his ability. Now lower in the weights than he was 12 month ago, he can give younger rivals a galloping lesson.

    Matt Chapman

    Group 3 company now with the Thoroughbred Stakes for three-year-old over 1m. BERKSHIRE SHADOW was second in the Vintage Stakes here this time last year and ran a cracker in the St James’s Palace when a close sixth to Coroebus. He was beaten in Listed class last time but this is a chance to get back to winning ways for Andrew Balding and Jason Watson.

    Mick Fitzgerald

    I like BERKSHIRE SHADOW. He’s a Coventry winner who is starting to find his mojo.

    Jason Weaver

    BAYSIDE BOY has Ryan Moore taking over at the steering wheel for the first time which can get him back to the winners enclosure. His run at the Royal meeting last time when only beaten 2l was a fantastic effort up at top company and the return to calmer waters can see him land his first success in 2022.

    Timeform

    CHECKANDCHALLENGE put up one of the handicap performances of the season despite meeting with defeat when runner-up at Sandown 4 weeks ago, staying on strongly but left with too much to do. Well worth his place back at this higher level, he can come out on top. Little separates Bayside Boy and Berkshire Shadow on St James’s Palace form and they can also feature.

    Rory Delargy

    CHECKANDCHALLENGE represents the yard which won the York Stakes at the weekend, and this colt’s only poor run was when too free in the 2000 Guineas. He ran a huge race to be second off a mark of 108 at Sandown last time, and I think a repeat of that (assuming not given too much to do again) will be good enough to win a substandard Group 3.

    Matt Chapman

    A handicap over 1m. SINJAARI has a huge weight but stays on 105 despite a win at Sandown last time and has a better draw than many of the of the other leading contenders. Kieran Showmark rides for Harry and Roger Charlton and the pair did really well when fifth behind Dark Shift in the Royal Hunt Cup. A big field and strong pace is just what he enjoys.

    Mick Fitzgerald

    NOBLE DYNASTY had a comfy success at Newmarket last time out. There’s more to come from this son of Dubawi.

    Jason Weaver

    SHINING BLUE brings in a very sexy unbeaten profile and looks to have been found a good opportunity to pick up a big prize before going up into pattern company. It’s becoming a bit of a regularity as far as Saeed bin Suroor is concerned with an unexposed improver going through the grades and taking the step up in company with ease.

    Timeform

    A fiercely competitive Golden Mile. NOBLE DYNASTY returned a much improved model after being gelded when a ready scorer at Newmarket and this half-brother to the top-class miler Barney Roy, who fetched the princely sum of 3 600 000 guineas as a yearling, can follow up under a penalty from his handy low draw. A wide berth has proved hard to overcome in recent runnings so upwardly-mobile duo Blue For You and Eilean Dubh are taken to chase home Charlie Appleby’s 4-y-o from their inside stalls.

    Rory Delargy

    I’ve been keen on BLUE FOR YOU for a while, especially as he’s been allotted stall 1, which ought to be a big help. He’s looked better than ever on his last two runs at York, finishing best both times, and is 3lb lower than when beaten a head on Saturday as this is an early closing race; the quick turnaround is a slight concern, but he is clearly ahead of the handicapper.

    Matt Chapman

    The feature Group 2 King George Stakes over 5f. The Charge at Sandown might hold the key here and Raasel was lucky to win that with Mitbaahy unlucky and Equilateral desperately unfortunate. The problem with the latter is that he finds winning hard, so I’ll go with the three-year-old MITBAAHY for Roger Varian and David Egan. I suspect there is more from him to come and this is a winnable renewal.

    Mick Fitzgerald

    This is a poor contest for such a prestigious race. KHAADEM is fast and he may get away here.

    Jason Weaver

    MITBAAHY has definitely taken his form to another level so far this season and was unlucky not to continue the winning sequence last time with the winner Raasel going again in opposition today. However, it should be a different story this time. He was very unlucky at Sandown and he should be a sprinter to follow for the rest of the season.

    Timeform

    MITBAAHY progressed further despite enduring a rough passage towards the rail when finishing a neck behind Raasel in the Sprint Stakes at Sandown earlier this month. Granted better luck in-running today, Roger Varian’s colt is fancied to turn the tables with that rival and gain a breakthrough success at Pattern level in the process. Charlie Hills is no stranger to success in this contest (Battaash won 4 of last 5) and his Khaadem and Equilateral should be on the premises, too.

    Rory Delargy

    PONNTOS is overpriced on the basis of his impressive win in the Prix De Saint-Georges at Longchamp on his return, and has Frankie Dettori back in the plate today after showing blinding speed in the King’s Stand under Czech rider Tomas Lubasek. It’s no surprise he faded badly after leading Nature Strip that day, but it’s very easy to forgive that given the track and his rider’s inexperience at the highest level.

    Matt Chapman

    A Group 3 here in the Glorious Stakes over 1m4f. There’s a sign that JOHN LEEPER is getting back to his best for Ed Dunlop and Tom Marquand is a good jockey booking. The worry is a a drop in trip, but it might just be John Leeper is merely in good shape and with a mark of 107 he has a cracking eachway chance from off the pace.

    Mick Fitzgerald

    It could be a very good day for Charlie Appleby and GLOBAL STORM could get his own way in front. He’s the one to catch.

    Jason Weaver

    This race definitely has a good each way feel about it and at double digit odds JOHN LEEPER is clearly being underestimated although he hasn’t won for a while. We get an excellent jockey switch in Tom Marquand and the return to this trip is sure to bring about some improvement with a few likely pace setters in here teeing the race up nicely for his late thrust.

    Timeform

    REBEL’S ROMANCE ran out an impressive winner of a Newmarket listed event last month and looks capable of following up back up in grade on that evidence. Fancy Man ran a cracker under a big weight in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock and heads the opposition, along with the selection’s stablemate Global Storm.

    Rory Delargy

    REBEL’S ROMANCE has been campaigned on dirt in Dubai as a rule, but he looked a natural on turf when winning on his first start on the surface at Newmarket last month. He meets some talented, but hard-to-win-with rivals on this step up from Listed company, and he looks the safest choice despite rather cramped odds.

    Matt Chapman

    Finally a nursery handicap for youngsters over 6f. KAASIB has an eachway chance here for Clive Cox and William Buick. The US Navy Flag colt wasn’t disgraced in the Windsor Castle behind Little Big Bear and has dropped 1lb after a second at Ffos Las. That was probably a fair run and a mark of 82 looks workable.

    Mick Fitzgerald

    It would mean the world to Richard Hughes to have a winner at his favourite track. He was leading rider many times at Goodwood and always saves a few for this meeting. I’ll side with KNEBWORTH.

    Jason Weaver

    PADDYS DAY looked a smart prospect when winning at Windsor on his racecourse debut and just couldn’t manage to give his running in a red hot Coventry at the Royal meeting as he was turned around for that reappearance fairly quickly. He’s been given a bit more time between his races we can expect a much better show and he may well be underestimated by the handicapper on the mark of 89.

    Timeform

    This is wide open but FELIX NATALIS looked a much-improved performer when scoring on nursery debut at Newbury last week and can follow up. Bolt Action, California Gem and Knebworth make up the shortlist.

    Rory Delargy

    SILENCER had Newbury winner Felix Natalis behind when narrowly beaten in a Chester maiden last time. He’d shown plenty of ability prior to that, finishing just behind Bolt Action in the Windsor Castle Stakes from a worse draw. He’s weighted to reverse form now, and a gelding operation since Chester is likely to improve his focus.

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