Saturday Yankee: Pud faith in sprint filly…

The Daily Yankee

NAP OF THE DAY: Puds, (1350 Goodwood), 2pts win, 13/2:

This big field sprint should be an open affair but we like race regular Tommy G here to defend off a nice rating, and course regular Puds who should enjoy the conditions. Puds gets the vote as she has been in excellent form here and whilst not obviously thrown in, she has probably been better than here last two runner-up efforts and the strong pace here will be ideal to see her at her best.

King’s Advice, (1425 Goodwood), 4/1: trainer Mark Johnston is having a typically strong Goodwood and should land this prize with either Charles Kingsley or King’s Advice. Dettori for Charles is very interesting, but it’s hard to ignore the astonishing progress of King’s Advice and he is preferred to keep up the incredible run of form.

George Bowen, (1540 Goodwood), 33/1:  a staying on effort at York on quick ground is his only sign of form this season, but below par efforts on softer ground has allowed him to slip 4lbs lower than when an unlucky 5th in this last year.  Will love this surface and has run well here a few times without much luck,  looks too big a price for a mercurial sort who could just have a going day. The first time blinkers on Spanish City, and the booking of Frankie for Arecibo earmark them as the main dangers.

Ventura Knight, (1725 Goodwood), 6/1: another for Mark Johnston and a quick reappearance after a very good fourth in a quality race here earlier in the week. That looked a much better event than this and even a repeat of that form should be enough to beat all bar the possibly unexposed favourite, and at the odds it’s well worth risking he can beat that one too.

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