Looking forward to a fantastic day’s racing at both Goodwood and Galway and a yankee to savour today with 4 selections each of whom could have been a multiple point nap on any other day. Bring it on….
The Daily Yankee:
NAP OF THE DAY: Galvin, (1845 Galway), 2pts win, 9/2:
A cracking edition of the historic Galway Plate which looks at the mercy of two second season chasers from top yards. Early Doors won at Cheltenham in 2018, to our delight, and runs here off a 6lb lower mark. But that was hurdles, and the question is whether he doesn’t jump fences as well, or has trainer Joseph O’Brien shrewdly got him well in for a a big prize like this? It could be the latter, but tehre are no question marks over Gordon Elliott’s Galvin. He was second at Cheltenham to the immensely well handicapped Imperial Aura. That winner is going places and went up a stone for that. Galvin’s 6lb rise looks pretty fair given the distance back to a strong festival field. He tuned up with a cake-walk at Killarney recently and looks rock solid for this.
True Destiny, (1345 Goodwood), 5/1: We have plenty of respect for a friend’s horse Seinsational who was runner up in this last year, but it’s last year’s 3rd True Destiny that really catches the eye. That ended up being his last run of his 4yo campaign and he is the right age now to be peaking at these extreme distances. He’s just 4lbs up on last year’s rating despite two good comeback runs this season. He was the only one to make ground from the rear last time at Newbury and he looks to be peaking for his bang in form stable. This is likely to have been the plan for a while and we’re going to love it when that plan comes together.
Win O’Clock, (1415 Goodwood), 5/1: ran a good race at Royal Ascot when not getting much luck and we were on him at a short price when he won afterwards at Leicester. He got a 4lb rise for a cosy but narrow win there in a three runner event – which looked fair at the time. Since then the runner up ran a real eye-catcher in a quality Sandown event, and that Leicester win may have been better than it looked. The Charlton stable could hardly be in better form and they claim a useful 3lbs off. He must have a big chance.
Mister Snowdon, (1620 Goodwood), 10/1: backing this horse comes with frustrations and yet so much promise. He showed last time at Yarmouth that he has a high class cruising speed and can really quicken, but he also needs to be delivered just right. Jockey Shane Kelly is a bit too hit and miss for our liking with these nuanced rides, but like the horse’s trainer Hughes in his day, or Spencer, sometimes genius emerges from the frustration. He certainly has the ability to win this off a mark of 92, and he should get cover in this big field, we’ll just be praying for the gaps to come up that straight, and if they do, expect this grey to produce a flying finish.
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