This is going to be my easiest pick of the week. This race will be fought out by the Group 1 performers and there is only 3 in this field Limato/ Librisa Breeze and Suedois. Suedois is one of the most consistent sprinters of the last few years and has been improving this year to a very good run at Royal Ascot where he probably went off too fast. He has been placed in the only Group 1 over this trip last year behind Limato, who doesn’t look as good this year. He is drawn well in 6 and I just think his price of 33/1 with 4 places is just silly. I looked at the horse first scrolled up expecting about 12/1 and nearly fell of my chair. All this of course is tempered with its Goodwood and anything can happen but that price has to be backed to the max
3 Points EW 33/1 4 places Paddy/Betfair 28/1 4 places sky/tote
I don’t think there is anything between the whole field here behind Big Orange and High Jinx’s comeback run actually puts him right in the firing line here. I can forgive him his second run back maybe as a bounce. He was a top class Group 1 Stayer a few years ago and that comeback run really gave the impression he wasn’t finished yet. He isn’t far behind any of these apart from the fav and 66/1 is just too big.
1 Point EW 66/1 vc/paddy/betfair
I’ve been hoping Stipulate gets into this race and now that there is a non-runner he looks to be in. He has also got lucky with a decent draw as the non-runner was in 5. He was 4th in this last year and also ran well when unlucky later on that week, both of 11lbs higher. He didn’t take to hurdling and has been quiet this year but my guess is today will have been a big target for him.20/1 looks great value.
1 Point EW 20/1 Generally ¼ Place 20/1 5 places sky
Green Door is a high class sprinter on his day. The slightly softer ground will be in his favour. He is drawn well enough and ran a good race on a return from a long gap where he just faded at the finish which is to be expected. IF he improved for that he is no 20/1 shot here
1 Point win 20/1 Generally