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Sport-Preview: Glorious Goodwood Day 1, 26 July 2022

Glorious Goodwood Day 1: Tues, 26th July

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Goodwood Cup Day


Coral Chesterfield Cup Handicap Class 2 | 4YO plus

JUST FINE (14) finished sixth in a strong York handicap over 2060m. Expected to measure up with further improvement likely after just a handful of runs at this level. BRILLIANT LIGHT (9) has shaped with promise delivering both efforts at this level since resuming. In the mix for notable connections. LEGEND OF DUBAI (10) performed below market expectations tackling a valuable Ascot handicap in latest. Excellent chance to bounce back. LORD PROTECTOR (6) holds place claims following a determined Sandown success.


Japan Racing Association Vintage Stakes Group 2 | Class 1 | 2YO only

HOLLOWAY BOY (6) delivered a shock debut success at big odds in the Listed Chesham Stakes at Ascot over 1400m. Rates highly if replicating that impressive effort. MYSTERIOUS NIGHT (9) showed plenty of ability finishing third in the G2 July Stakes at Newmarket. Expected to go close raised in trip. Among the chances are unbeaten pair DEAR MY FRIEND (3) and DORNOCH CASTLE (4) who demand respect.


World Pool Lennox Stakes Group 2 | Class 1 | 3YO plus

SACRED (7) is a winner at this level. Expected to improve sharply from an excellent fifth in the G1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes at Ascot over 1200m. Rates highly second up. LUSAIL (10) held his solid form with a good third in the G1 Prix Jean Prat at Deauville. Genuine contender. POGO (5) arrives in peak form following a determined pair of victories against easier. Keep safe. KINROSS (2) knows how to win at this venue. Include.


Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes Group 1 | British Champions Series | Class 1 | 3YO plus

The feature race on the card is a rematch between Ascot G1 Gold Cup hero KYPRIOS (4) and four-time unbeaten course and distance winner STRADIVARIUS (6). The former is on a steep upward curve and likely to be strong at the finish while the latter rates an obvious contender on figures. TRUESHAN (8) defied a huge weight to manage a determined success tackling the Northumberland Plate handicap in latest. Key player if any rain materialises. New arrival COLTRANE (2) must be included. Looks progressive.


Nicholson Gin Handicap Class 2 | 4YO plus

CELSIUS (6) completed a sprint handicap double at Newmarket over 1000m. This course and distance winner is expected to measure up maintaining a progressive profile. DUSKY LORD (5) was a luckless fourth behind the main selection last time. Bold showing likely with cheekpieces applied. EQUALITY (2) raced midfield tackling a fiercely competitive Ascot handicap in latest. Can return to best. ATALIS BAY (1) could improve sharply second up revisiting handicap company.


British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes Class 2 | 2YO only

MISCHIEF MAGIC (12) could benefit from a fair introductory third over course and distance. Expected to go close for notable connections with any improvement. CHARTWELL HOUSE (4) did well in the circumstance to finish second at Windsor over 1200m. Major winning chance. CELTIC CHAMPION (3) ran on strongly to take third making debut. Consider with that run under his belt. SUPREME KING (16) was well supported in the market first up. Among the contenders.


Coral Beaten-By-A-Length Free Bet Fillies’ Handicap Class 3 | 3YO plus

CRYSTAL CAPRICE (6) enters first handicap after an impressive Yarmouth maiden victory over 1600m. This well-bred filly looks a leading contender to continue her progressive spell for a top trainer. BREAKING LIGHT (13) rises in ratings after managing a handicap debut victory at Haydock. That success followed wind surgery and is poised to be involved at the finish. RAINBOW COLOURS (12) completed a double in determined fashion at Chepstow. Each-way. SYSTEM (7) brings place appeal representing a notable stable at this track.


World Pool EBF Fillies’ Handicap Class 3 | 3YO plus

KIMNGRACE (7) scored tackling track and trip prior to a running-on second in this grade over 1000m. Notable chance to regain the winning thread returning to this journey with a notable jockey booking. KIDWAH (4) managed third on handicap debut at Newmarket attempting 1400m. Key player maintaining an unexposed profile. CRAZY LUCK (2) arrives in peak form having delivered handicap victories. Must be included. MAKAROVA (10) might sneak into a placing.

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