The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Poyle Vinnie, (1645 Goodwood), 1pt win, 13/2 generally available
This veteran sprinter turns up in great form having run 2nd of 20 in a big sprint at Ascot two weeks ago, followed by a non-staying 3rd in a good race at Hamilton. He was a close 4th in this race last year and returns a generous 9lbs lower making him 19bs better off with the top 2 last year, El Astronaute and A Momentofmadness. He can gain revenge.
Afaak, (1350 Goodwood), 13/2: steps up to 10f having run only at a mile this season, most recently when running on well into the minor places in Ascot’s Hunt Cup. An excellent second over Newmarket’s stiff 9f as a 3yo suggests this speedy 10f should be well within range, and a handy draw in stall 4 gives him a good chance of a glorious start to Goodwood.
What’s The Story, (1940 Galway), 11/1: day 1 of Galway already served reminder of the benefits of lower draws. Bond Street may have been a fancy here but stall 14 is troublesome. We prefer the best drawn of the UK raiders, the useful What’s The Story from stall 4. He continues to improve winning well at Newcastle before a superb 4th in the Hunt Cup, and then a non-staying 6th in York’s Magnet Cup. UK raiders have done well here recently and he can land one for the visitors.
Beau Satchel, (2040 Galway), 4/1: no Galway festival would be complete without tipping Beau Satchel. Ado McGuinness’s veteran has festival form of 1131397, with several wins in this event. He had little luck with draw and racing room in both efforts last year, but now returns off a 4lb lower mark despite some good efforts this Summer. A rating of 68 augurs well for a horse who has won this race off 64, 78 and 75 in the past.
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