We have had two wonderful days of action at Glorious Goodwood so far and three remain, the first of which comes at the Sussex track on Thursday, where the Group 1 Nassau Stakes is the highlight on another good looking card.
The Nassau looks a quality renewal but bets in the seven runner field are few and far between, as they are on many races on the card. There is one race which has attracted us though, where we go in search of a value winner to back up our successful punt of Wednesday.
A Class 2 handicap for 3 year olds that is full of improvers and this should be a race that throws up plenty of winners. A mile and a quarter is the trip and there are 12 going to post. At the head of the market is the Roger Varian trained Magnetised who steps out of novice company for the first time but doesn’t look like he’s ahead of his opening mark. Of more danger moving into handicaps is Al Salt who has won his last 2, most recently under a penalty. The worry is that he switches from the all weather.
Magical Morning is a danger if he can get back on track following his disappointment behind Al Suhail whilst Bright Melody needs to take a step forward from his runs this year. Celtic Art could go well at a price but has a big weight as could the more fancied Zabeel Champion from the Mark Johnston yard, a horse that has won his last 2 handicaps.
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From an in-form yard, Luigi Vampa is the value of the race and is our selection here. In 6 career starts, he’s won once but that was here in a maiden last year at 25/1. Coincidentally, he was drawn in the same stall as today (stall 2). He then ran a further 2 good races in defeat, first behind Oleksander at Salisbury & then 3rd in France when he’d probably have won had he the courage to go through the gap that appeared. As a 3 year old, he ran an excellent 5th in a red hot Newmarket handicap, staying on in really taking fashion after failing to handle the dip. On a line through the horse 1 place & a neck in front, he has the beating of well-fancied rival Zabeel Champion as he has just over a length to make up but is, in theory, 11lbs better off. That assumes you take those races literally as since then, Zabeel Champion has won gone whilst our selection jinked at the start at Haydock, unshipping his jockey. If he’s none the worse for that, he should be bang there off what appears to be a very lenient mark.
Back Luigi Vampa (e/w) for a 0.75/10 stake at 15.00 Boylesports BOG (⅕ odds 1-4)
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