After a cracking end to May, it’s been a slow start to June, culminating in a no-start on Thursday. Our tip, Kharbetation refused to enter the stalls, meaning we collected at last…our money back !!
Today we head to Goodwood and the rolling Sussex Downs.
The sprint handicap (1830 BST) features a defending winner in Mad Endeavour who is 8lbs higher than when winning this last year on soft ground. He has a lot going for him, but it is hard not to be impressed by Deeds Not Words.
He was originally with Mick Channon, winning a big race on soft at Newmarket, before a broadly disappointing couple of seasons in Ireland. Back now under the new stewardship of Michael Wigham, he has responded as many do to that new regime, winning his last 2 races.
The most recent of those was just on Wednesday night, and the 6lb penalty he has picked up will be far less than the new handicap rating once the handicapper gets to assess that impressive win. Strong opposition leaves him a backable price.
Later, (1940), potentially progressive stayer Parliamentarian could be a topical choice for the staying handicap. He ran well on seasonal debut when a close 5th at Haydock on ground that would have been plenty fast enough.
With a bit of cut likely, he can take this off a rating of 89 on his way to better things later in the season.
Deeds Not Words (1830 Goodwood), 1pt win 7/2 generally available
Parliamentarian (1940 Goodwood), 1pt win 3/1 generally available
Deeds Not Words & Parilamentarian, 1pt win double, 17/1 approx. odds
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