Tuesday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Goodwood

The Goodwood Cup is one of six races being shown live on ITV on Tuesday, July 26 and we've an expert tip for each.

It's the first day of the 'Glorious' Goodwood Festival and there's some tasty races in store ahead of Tuesday's Group 1 showpiece at 15:35.

You can see all the latest racecards and results from Goodwood by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first let's have a quick look at Friday's selections. There's a bit more detail below on our tips below if you need it, and you can also have a punt with Planet Sport Bet.


13:50 (Goodwood) Bell Rock (e/w)

14:25 (Goodwood) Dornoch Castle (e/w)

15:00 (Goodwood) Pogo

15:35 (Goodwood) Stradivarius

16:10 (Goodwood) Celsius

16:45 (Goodwood)  Mischief Magic (e/w)

13:50 (Goodwood) Bell Rock (e/w)

Bell Rock has been running creditably all season and is of interest back in handicap company with Harry Davies taking a valuable 5lb off in the opening Chesterfield Cup Handicap.

The main challenge could come from Legend of Dubai who was a beaten favourite in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot having been well supported after impressing in a Newmarket handicap in April. The four-year-old remains open to further improvement, especially stepping up to 1m2f.

Etonian, Brilliant Light and Soto Sizzler are among others to consider.

14:25 (Goodwood) Dornoch Castle (e/w)

Mark Johnston has a tremendous record at Goodwood and Dornoch Castle is taken to provide the Middleham handler with a fifth win in the Japan Racing Association Vintage Stakes.

Subsequent Classic heroes Mister Baileys and Shamardal are among the trainer's previous winners of the Group Two contest, so the very fact he has decided to run Dornoch Castle this year speaks volumes.

The Gleneagles colt readily accounted for a now three-time winner in Coco Jack on his Haydock debut in June and followed that up with a similarly dominant display under a penalty at Ayr.

He clearly has more on his plate stepping up in class, but he deserves a chance to prove his worth.

15:00 (Goodwood) Pogo

Pogo can complete his hat-trick in the World Pool Lennox Stakes.

After failing to fire in either Saudi Arabia or Dubai earlier in the year, the seven-furlong specialist has bounced back with successive Group Three triumphs back on home soil.

He defeated both Laneqash (second) and last year's Lennox victor Kinross (third) in a thrilling climax to the John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock and backed that up with a determined effort in the Criterion at Newmarket.

Pogo has run well at Goodwood in the past, finishing third in the Celebration Mile last summer, and he looks sure to be involved at the business end once more.

15:35 (Goodwood) Stradivarius

Stradivarius can put the seal on a remarkable career by claiming an historic fifth victory in the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup.

John and Thady Gosden's prize-fighter has danced just about every dance in the staying division over the past five seasons and has more often than not emerged victorious.

As well as four Goodwood Cups, Stradivarius also has three Gold Cups, three Yorkshire Cups and a couple of Doncaster Cups in the satchel, which is quite the haul by anyone's standards.

At the age of eight he has certainly lost the aura of invincibility that he had in years gone by. In fact he has met with defeat seven times in his last dozen outings.

Whether he could or should have have joined Yeats as a four-time Gold Cup winner at Royal Ascot last month is open to debate, but there is little doubt he would have made more of a race of it with eventual winner Kyprios if things had unfolded a little differently.

Frankie Dettori came in for criticism afterwards for playing his cards too late and in the end he was beaten a length and a quarter into third place.

Kyprios is once again in opposition and is deservedly favourite, but he has never run at Goodwood, which is a notoriously tricky track and one Stradivarius has made his own.

16:10 (Goodwood) Celsius

Big open race with lots to choose from but Celsius catches the eye. Going for the hat-trick and although he is 5lb higher than for his latest Newmarket success, he can't be ruled out in his current form.

Equality shaped better than the bare result at Ascot last time, and off 2lb lower today, Charlie Hills' sprinter should go close.

Lord Riddiford is now 1lb lower than for his last triumph, which came in this contest 12 months ago, and is fully capable of making the frame.

16:45 (Goodwood) Mischief Magic

In this fascinating contest preference is for Mischief Magic, who gave a good account to finish third over course and distance on his first racecourse outing.

That race has been handsomely advertised and he can get off the mark at the second time of asking.

Supreme King and Master Of Chant only found one rival too strong on their respective debuts and may be able to take a step forward.

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