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Glorious Goodwood starts today

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

"If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.

Terri Guillemets.


We had a good shower or two this morning from about 5.30 onwards and it came down pretty heavily. It has now cleared away though and patches of blue sky can be seen. I would hope they have had some at Yarmouth as it will certainly help the ground. We have had a really good morning with a full complement of staff and have been able to get on with everything really well. Everything has cantered on Southfields Round polytrack, followed by another canter up Hamilton Hill. All has gone very smoothly and everybody is happy.

Melo Pearl

We have two runners today both this afternoon at Yarmouth where the ground, I am now told, has just changed to good. Astrobreeze is our first runner at 3.25. She was very keen last time and didn’t get home but I think there will be a bit of pace on today which should suit us. We have no weight so if the race is run to suit we can certainly get involved. Astroblaze is our next runner at 4.30. She was a bit unlucky last time at Chelmsford and is down in the weights by another 4lbs. I am hoping the better ground and course will suit her. She is not without a chance if everything falls her way.

Walking back to the yard

It’s the first day of Glorious Goodwood today with the Goodwood Cup as the highlight. We are having our tipping competition once again this week to a £10 level stake and let’s hope we can get off to a flying start and improve on our very poor showing at Ascot. Our suggestions are below.


1.50  Society Red    2.25  Dark Vision    3.00  Sir Dancealot    3.35  Desert Skyline    4.10  Al Mureib    4.45  Baron Bolt    5.15  Dance On The Day


1.50  Rainbow Rebel    2.25  Confiding    3.00  So Beloved    3.35  Torcedor    4.10  Gainsborough Hat  4.45  Duke Of Firenze    5.15  Move Swiftly

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