Goodwood betting tips: Selections for Saturday
It has been a thrilling week of action on the Sussex Downs and there is one day left to go as we pick our final set of Goodwood betting tips.
The Coral Stewards’ Cup is the highlight of day five and PA Media’s Nick Robson gives us his best bets for Saturday…
Cemhaan can return to winning ways on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood.
George Baker’s five-year-old began the season with a clear-cut victory at Salisbury and followed up in good company at Newmarket, looking a much improved stayer in the process.
Cemhaan is a commanding winner of the @BetfairRacing Daily Rewards Handicap, powering clear to score in great style in the hands of @HollieDoyle1 for trainer @GBakerRacing 🥇 pic.twitter.com/eXWtiFeJTp
— Newmarket Racecourse (@NewmarketRace) May 1, 2022
He then went to Ascot for the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes and while it appears as if his improvement had halted, his finishing position of seventh of 18, beaten 10 lengths, does not tell the whole story.
The winner, Candleford, put up a freakish performance, coming home six lengths clear, but Cemhaan was only around three lengths behind the runner-up.
He could actually have finished a good deal closer as he repeatedly met interference when delivering his challenge in the straight.
There remains a chance that Cemhaan could still be ahead of his mark of 92 and a bold bid is expected in the Coral Summer Handicap.
The absence of Free Wind appears to have left the door open for William Haggas’ Sea La Rosa to win the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes.
A second-placed finish to the Gosden-trained filly in a rough renewal the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock four weeks ago was another step forward from the daughter of Sea The Stars, who had previously impressed in the Group Three Pinnacle Stakes over the same course and distance.
The red hot team of Haggas and Marquand do it again 💥
That was special from Sea La Rosa on her seasonal reappearance after pulling hard she found an extra gear to win the Group 3 Pinnacle @haydockraces
How impressed were you? 🙌pic.twitter.com/i4vD395CWF
— Coral (@Coral) May 28, 2022
In truth, this 14-furlong Group Two does not look that strong for the grade and Sea La Rosa may not need to improve on her Haydock effort to take the spoils.
The Coral Stewards’ Cup can go the way of George Boughey’s Royal Ascot winner Inver Park.
He arrives here on a real roll and despite his Ascot victory coming over seven furlongs in the Buckingham Palace, this return to six furlongs is not expected to cause any problems.
Never out of the first three since joining Boughey from the retiring Mick Quinn, his mark has gone up 20lb in the process.
— Ascot Racecourse (@Ascot) June 16, 2022
As Royal Ascot handicaps go he won with plenty in hand, coming home a length clear of the consistent Ropey Guest, who has subsequently run well in the Bunbury Cup.
Mark and Charlie Johnston’s Dutch Decoy has taken his form to new heights since stepping back up to a mile and has struck up a good rapport with Ollie Stammers.
He now tries nine furlongs in the concluding Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Handicap, but he won over an extended mile at Hamilton a couple of starts back and showed no signs of stopping.
Goodwood betting tips – Saturday
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