Thursday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Goodwood

Day three of the Goodwood Festival and ITV have another six races on show for the Planet Sport tipsters to sink their teeth into on Thursday, July 28.

Thursday at Glorious Goodwood brings with it the Group 1 Nassau Stakes (15:35), the Group 2 Richmond Stakes (14:25), the Group 3 Gordon Stakes (15:00) and three other fascinating contests.

You can get all the latest racecards and results from Goodwood by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first here's a quick list of our tips.


13:50 (Goodwood) Vee Sight

14:25 (Goodwood) Chataeu

15:00 (Goodwood) Al Qareem (e/w)

15:35 (Goodwood) Nashwa

16:10 (Goodwood) Seductive Power

16:45 (Goodwood) Get Ahead

13:50 (Goodwood) Vee Sight

Ralph Beckett had a couple of options in the Coral Kincsem Handicap, so it could be telling that he has opted to run Vee Sight.

Out of luck in three juvenile runs, he got off the mark on his seasonal bow at Sandown, overcoming a 225-day break to triumph over nine furlongs in cosy fashion.

As a Churchill half-brother to the ill-fated Scope, edging up in distance to a mile and a quarter here should not prove an issue.

14:25 (Goodwood) Chateau

There are some nice types in the Richmond Stakes but they will have to be very smart to defeat Andrew Balding's Chateau.

He showed a glimpse of promise when third on debut before extricating himself from a small gap to win at Beverley, with Norfolk winner The Ridler behind him.

Fourth in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot, he once again displayed a smart turn of foot when winning a Listed event at Newbury last time out and he is building up a nice profile.

15:00 (Goodwood) Al Qareem (e/w)

He does not have the fancy long-term targets of some of his rivals, but Al Qareem looks sure to give punters a run for their money in the John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes.

Gelded at the start of the year, Al Qareem is unable to run in the St Leger later in the season so while his major rivals are building up towards Doncaster, Karl Burke's charge has been gaining valuable experience which may prove vital.

He basically ran away with Clifford Lee in the Queen's Vase but it was to his credit he stuck on to finish fourth.

As a result, Lee possibly did not go fast enough in front in the Bahrain Trophy last time out, because he was coming back at Deauville Legend close home.

Goodwood can suit front runners, so expect Al Qareem to make a bold bid.

15:35 (Goodwood) Nashwa

It looks a thankless task for those trying to take on Nashwa in the Qatar Nassau Stakes.

John and Thady Gosden's charge can arguably lay claim to being the best of her generation given how the Oaks form has worked out in recent weeks.

While she plainly failed to see out 12 furlongs at Epsom having looked dangerous two furlongs out, both the first and second, Tuesday and runner-up Emily Upjohn, have massively disappointed on their next outings.

Admittedly, Tuesday was supplemented to take on the colts in the Irish Derby and Emily Upjohn did likewise against her elders in the King George, but the fact both failed so badly has raised several question marks over the form of the three-year-olds.

However, there has been one shining light in the shape of Nashwa, who travelled over to France for the Prix de Diane - the French equivalent of the Oaks but crucially run over two furlongs less.

Given a positive ride by Hollie Doyle, she fought off all-comers to claim a gutsy success and while there are some consistent older rivals against her here, the concession of 9lb is likely to be too much.

16:10 (Goodwood) Seductive Power

True Statesman arrives in search of a hat-trick of victories having won impressively on his latest start at Chester and he remains capable of further progression in the Jaeger-Lecoultre Nursery, despite an 8lb rise for that success.

The vote, however, goes to Seductive Power, who took a step forward when shedding his maiden tag at Newbury on his third outing and the extra furlong on this occasion is likely to see him improve again.

Far Shot and Dayyan were closely matched at Ascot last time and the pair are likely to enter calculations.

16:45 (Goodwood) Get Ahead

The class-dropping Get Ahead shades the vote in the World Pool Handicap having not been disgraced in a hot handicap at Ascot and Listed contests prior to that.

She was only two lengths behind Mitbaahy at Sandown on her penultimate outing and that rival has since gone close in a Group 3.

Swayze seems an obvious danger having won over this distance at Haydock last time, albeit on soft ground, while Sir Henry Cotton could also get involved.

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