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SILVESTRE DE SOUSA: Glorious Goodwood Tuesday

No luck over the weekend where King Of Stars ran a blinder in the last at Ascot on Saturday only finding one too good. There was plenty of give in the ground despite the official description being good to firm and he definitely has a decent pot in him somewhere on fast ground.

Orbaan ran well in the International too where he wasn’t quickly into stride. He shaped like he was worth stepping back up in trip again.

It’s the first of five days of brilliant racing at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday with four nice rides to look forward to. The feature race of the day sees the rematch between Stradivarius and Kyprios in the Goodwood Cup. Throw Trueshan into the mix and it promises to be a cracker…



3.00pm (World Pool Lennox Stakes)

No ride for me in this and it will be fascinating to see Sacred stepped back up to seven furlongs. She ran really well over an inadequate six at Ascot and could be a real star at this distance. However, this is Goodwood and she’ll need plenty of luck if she gives Pogo too much rope on the front end.

3.35pm (Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup)

Stradivarius (pictured below) is looking to win a record fifth Goodwood Cup and looked a bit unlucky at Ascot. Andrea (Atzeni) replaces Frankie and the pair should give it a real good go. Obviously, Kyprios looks the new star of the staying division and I’d be surprised if Trueshan runs given the weather forecast.

INDIAN CREEK – 4.10pm (Nicholson Gin Handicap)

My first ride of the meeting comes in the competitive looking five furlong sprint handicap where I partner Indian Creek for Mick Channon. He gave me a nice feel at Windsor two starts back where he beat Danzeno and he backed that up with a good run at Epsom a few weeks ago off his higher mark. He has run well at the track before and is entitled to go well. Celsius comes here in great form and I also fear Stone Of Destiny who has slipped to a really low mark.

WADI BANI – 4.45pm

Next up I’ve picked up the ride aboard Wadi Bani for Seamus Durack in the valuable maiden. He made a pleasing debut at Ffos Las earlier in the month and will have learnt loads from that. That said, this looks a very warm contest with the likes of Supreme King and Mischief Magic looking smart types who won’t be maidens for long.

FLASH BETTY – 5.20pm

Another ride for Mick Channon aboard Flash Betty who I rode for him in the 1000 Guineas. She’s definitely in calmer waters here having been well beaten at Newbury and Epsom since. Her mark has come down to 92 and she will enjoy being back in handicap company. She should go well, although I was impressed with Crystal Caprice last time.


My final ride of the afternoon is Willoughby Bay who sneaks in at the foot of the weights in the closing fillies’ handicap. I’ve not ridden her before but note that the best run of her career to date came here last summer (pictured below). That’s a huge positive and with her light weight hopefully she can be in the mix. The likes of Kidwah and Crazy Luck will be hard to beat but we get plenty of weight from them.