Saturday, 23 August 2014

5:15 Goodwood Racing Tips (24th August) AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY STAKES (Handicap) (CLASS 5) (3yo+ 0-70)

Dreams Of Glory, my fourth top rated, has achieved its best times at Bath and either tracks the leaders or is held up. Only Ten per Cent usually likes to track the pace but is only fifth on my figures so might struggle to catch the leader/s. Shilla is a hold up or chase the leaders type but has only produced slow times so far but it is only a three-year-old and trained by the talented Henry Candy so can't be dismissed completely but it's not for me. Go Glamorous has been out of form lately but on its best run at Windsor comes out third on my figures but would need to show signs of a revival before I could suggest backing it. Monarch Maid is my second top rated and can either track the leaders or lead itself, so if it does get to the front could be hard to catch. By Rights may prefer a slower surface and even though it likes to sit just off the pace its final times have been poor. TWO TURTLE DOVES 13/2 won two races on the trot but failed last time out in its hat trick bid over six furlongs and is immediately dropped back to five furlongs. It can track the leaders or be held up and it comes out top rated. De Lesseps has poor form at the distance and may prefer further but does try to track the leaders. Lucky Surprise is a three-year-old but has poor form at the distance and also may prefer further with its track the leaders style.

SUMMARY: I quite expect Monarch Maid to try and lead here and being my second top rated will be hard to catch for most of these but the selection, TWO TURTLE DOVES, has got the times to catch it and at 13/2 looks a decent price.

TWO TURTLE DOVES 8/1 1ST

1 comment:

Jason Coote said...

Lovely win from Eric. Great results as always. Very few tipsters can come close to big priced tips which really have a leading chance.