Glorious Goodwood (14.00): The Corsican can collect under Crowley
The Corsican ran a stormer last time out and can maintain his unbeaten record at Goodwood by landing the Group 3 Glorious Stakes (14.00).
Trained by David Simcock, the colt was most progressive last season when winning three of his five starts and has continued in the same vein this term.
After landing a Listed contest over 1m 2f at this venue in good style on seasonal reappearance, The Corsican posted a career-best effort last time out when fourth to Free Eagle in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The son of Galileo stayed on strongly from off the pace to be nearest at the finish and beaten just over three lengths in a tactical race which wasn’t run to suit, and granted a stronger gallop may well have finished closer.
It was a cracking effort, and The Corsican now drops down in class and doesn’t face anything of the same calibre of rivals.
The drying ground is also in his favour, and another plus The Corsican has won both his starts at the Sussex venue.
The Corsican also goes particularly well for jockey Jim Crowley, and everything suggests he is going to be very tough to beat.
Connecticut hails from the in-form yard of trainer Luca Cumani and may well prove the biggest danger.
The colt developed into a very smart handicapper last year when winning three times, and looked one to keep firmly onside when landing a Listed contest at Pontefract on seasonal reappearance in facile fashion.
Connecticut drew clear to impressively beat Nancy From Nairobi by 16 lengths, and it was a performance which oozed class.
The manner of the victory suggested Connecticut would have no problem winning Group races, and after just seven starts the son of New Approach remains open to further improvement.
Coral’s betting tip – Back The Corsican to battle through to victory