Glorious Goodwood is living up to its expectations and day four looks set to continue that form. The highlight being the 15.35 King George Stakes.
Let’s check out some of the key races and the contenders.
Race 1 – 13.50 Oak Tree Stakes
The early betting of this race is dominated by Jubiloso. With just three runs under her belt, there’s a lot of expectation. However, not for no reason. Having won two out of three career races, Jubiloso looks set for another strong performance come Thursday. Stepping back to 7f should benefit Sir Michael Stoute’s horse.
Royal Intervention ridden by Dettori is another one to watch out for. With a fairly mixed season so far, Ed Walker will be hoping his horse will continue her winning form from York earlier in July.
Another popular horse in the run-up to the event, Angel’s Hideaway looks set for a strong result after a decent run in the Jersey Stakes at Ascot in June.
Pretty Baby will appreciate the step back to 7f after struggling in her last outing over 1m at Ascot in June.
Race 2 – 14.25 Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes
This looks set to be another close race.
Duke Of Hazzard leads the early betting at 4/1 after an easy win at Newmarket in July. PJ McDonald is in the saddle for this one.
Another horse to watch is Turgenev with Dettori taking the reins. Taking part in the same race as Duke Of Hazzard at Newmarket, Turgenev finished a distant fourth, 5l behind the winner. They’ll be hoping for a better result in the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes on Thursday.
Turjomaan also looks a strong contender for this race, winning his last two events. Whether he can step up to the 1m distance is yet to be seen, both wins have been over 7f.
Race 3 – 15.00 Golden Mile Handicap Stakes
Carrying a 5lb penalty for his success in his last outing, Mojito looks a great horse heading into this race. Having won five times in his career with distances ranging from 7f to 1m, Mojito is certainly one to watch. Dettori takes the saddle in this one.
Game Player is another early betting favourite however, he may struggle with the leap up to 1m from 7f. All three of his wins have been over the 7f distance.
The highly experienced Escobar looks set for a solid result in the Golden Mile Handicap Stakes. Having won his last outing at York earlier in July, he carries a 5lb penalty.
Race 4 – 15.35 King George Stakes
The feature race of the day, the King George Stakes has a prize purse of £300,000.
Battaash heads into this one as the early favourite after great success over the 5f distance. In his last outing, he came second of twelve as Ascot in June.
The more experienced El Astronaute looks like another contender for this one. Having won 12 races over the 5f distance, expect a strong race. Jason Hart is in the saddle for this one.
At current odds of 14/1, there’s some great value to be had with Big Brothers Pride. He’s more successful on good ground. Having not run in 111 days, Big Brothers Pride should be very well-rested. Expect a strong run.