Coral Racing News
|Monday 16th July 2018|
Coral round-up the key ante-post markets ahead of Glorious Goodwood
Goodwood Cup and Sussex Stakes looked at
Glorious Goodwood is one of the gems in the flat racing calendar. The five-day festival gets underway on Tuesday 31st July before concluding on Saturday 4th August with the Group 1 Nassau Stakes.
In-between all of that, there’s the Lennox Stakes, Goodwood Cup, Sussex Stakes and King George Stakes to enjoy. The Coral News Team have look at the ante-post players for each of the big five renewals.
Sir Michael Stoute’s charge is a good chunk ahead of 2,000 Guineas runner-up Tip Two Win (7/1) and July Cup-fourth Sir Dancelot (8/1). Breton Rock and Limato are also given chances at 10s.
Stradivarius is the runaway favourite for the feature race following confirmation that main rivals Order of St George and Kew Gardens would not run in the Group 1 renewal.
John Gosden’s Ascot Gold Cup winner is 4/6 to retain the title he won last year when beating Big Orange by over a length. Sagaro Stakes winner Torcedor is his nearest challenger at 9/2 but must reverse form after finishing 1l behind the raider at Ascot. Withholdis available at 7/1.
Trainer Gosden also holds the ace card in the Sussex Stakes with 6/4 shot Without Parole.The three-year-old is four from four so far and edged Gustav Klimt by just under a length to take the St James’s Palace Stakes last time out.
Klimt is without success since victory on his reappearance at Leopardstown in April and can be backed a 6/1. Queen Anne Stakes third Lightning Spear is the same-price, ahead of Beat The Bank (7/1) and Rhododendron (8/1).
Urban Foxis two from three this season and 7/2 for success in the Nassau Stakes after a 3l triumph in the Pretty Polly Stakes. William Haggas’ highly-progressive three-year-old Sea Of Class provides the main opposition at 4/1.
No surprises for guessing that the Charlie Hills-trained Battaash is the 13/8 favourite for the King George Stakes. The 5f speed demon is a Group 1 winner and was only narrowly beaten by the temperamental Blue Point in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.
He won this last year by over 2l from favourite Profitable. He’ll be the one they’re all out to beat this time around, with Kachy (7/1), Sioux Nation(8/1) and Dreamfield (10/1) all sure to be in hot pursuit.
**Qatar Lennox Stakes
9-4 Expert Eye, 7 Tip Two Win, 8 Sir Dancealot, 10 Breton Rock, Limato, 11 Emmaus, 12 D’Bai, Fleet Review, Gustav Klimt, Society Power, Suedois, 14 Bar
**Qatar Goodwood Cup
4-6 Stradivarius, 9-2 Torcedor, 7 Withhold, 10 Call To Mind, Idaho, Southern France, 14 Desert Skyline, 16 Bar
**Qatar Sussex Stakes
6-4 Without Parole, 6 Gustav Klimt, Lightning Spear, 7 Beat The Bank, 8 Rhododendron, 10 Lord Glitters, Wootton, 12 Benbatl, 14 Bar
**Qatar Nassau Stakes
7-2 Urban Fox, 4 Sea Of Class, 5 Happily, 6 Rhododendron, 7 Wild Illusion, 8 Forever Together, Magic Wand, Veracious, Coronet, 10 Threading, 12 Hydrangea, Magical, 14 Bar
**Qatar King George Stakes
13-8 Battaash, 7 Kachy, 8 Sioux Nation, 10 Dreamfield, Washington DC, 12 Fleet Review, 14 Stone Of Destiny, 16 Bar
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication