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Thursday 31st July 2014

31-July-2014 13:18
in General
by Admin

Kingman proved he’s the best miler around when winning the Sussex Stakes from Toronado.

Despite the winning distance only a length Kingman was very much in control and required just a hands and heels ride from James Doyle who didn’t panic when Richard Hughes went for home off the back of a slow pace.

The change of foot Kingman holds is quite spectacular, he could probably win over six furlongs and I hope they keep him in training as a 4 year old.

Yesterdays EW selection Brockwell was 4th like all good each bets, he was a bit unlucky when losing ground on the home turn through no fault of his own, stuck behind horses going backwards. Brockwell finished strongly but couldn’t quite get to the leaders.

No real fancies for today, it’s a difficult card at Goodwood.

Roseburg could still have plenty in hand in the 2:05, however he’s up another 8lb and also runs on the quickest ground it will have encountered. The Luca Cumani trained horse does look very progressive though and might be a Group class horse in the making, I wouldn’t back against him but it’s a open race so a watching brief for me.

Estimate looks the one to beat in the Goodwood Cup, The Queens horse should take a bit of beating but priced at just 7-4, happy to miss this one out.

The 5:25 is bit of a pin stick job, Jacob Cats might go ok though, 14-1 EW. You can ignore its last effort, didn’t handle Epsom but previous form would give it a chance. The trip might just be a furlong short whilst a higher draw could be better today with reports it’s riding quicker stand side.

A tough day of racing where nothing really stands out.

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