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ADAM KIRBY: Glorious Goodwood Saturday

Back to Glorious Goodwood on Saturday for four rides after riding at Newmarket on Friday night.



SATURDAY

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD

CHAGATAI (1.50pm)

We’re drawn bang in the middle, so hopefully I’ll have options in this hugely competitive opener. He has plenty of weight for a three-year-old but wasn’t beaten far at Ascot last time out despite finishing sixth of nine. His one career turf win came on firm ground and he usually likes racing up with the pace which is likely to be frenetic here.

PLATITUDE (2.25pm)

The stable had a winner with Desert Path here on Friday and I’m hopeful of a good from this fella who was fifth in this last year but should be much more at home on the quicker surface. He comes into this on the back of a second in a Listed race at Sandown (two miles) and prior to that had a course and distance win here. He’s only up 2lb since that win so must have a fighting chance in a competitive renewal.

TIS MARVELLOUS (3.40pm Stewards’ Cup Handicap)

The biggest cavalry charge of them all and I’m in with a live chance on Tis Marvellous if he can repeat his fantastic run in the Wokingham where I finished fourth on him. We’ll need the usual giant dollop of good luck, especially as it’s his first trip to Goodwood but the ground is fine and we know he can cope with the hustle and bustle of a big handicap. The danger? All of them.

CLOCK AND DAGGER (4.15pm)

Only beat one home on debut here in June but it was on soft ground and it was much more like it at Haydock last time out when we couldn’t quite peg back Armageddon who made all but it was still a much improved run from my fella who pulled nicely clear of those in behind him. His form stacks up well against those who have already run but there are six debutants so it’s hard to get a feel of what will be needed to win this.

Good luck

ADAM


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