Wednesday's Goodwood racing tips: Andrew Balding double on the cards

Planet Sport tipsters have a set of juicy selections for the midweek meeting on Wednesday, September 21.

It's the penultimate meeting of the season in West Sussex, so join us on the South Downs to give the bookies another kicking.

Here's a quick snapshot of Planet Sport's tips, with a bit of extra detail on our highlighted horses below that. You can follow all the latest racecards and results using our live centre at Goodwood.


13:50 (Goodwood) Galactic Jack

14:25 (Goodwood) Red Mirage

15:00 (Goodwood) Some Nightmare

15:35 (Goodwood) Royal Fleet

16:10 (Goodwood) Secret Shadow

16:45 (Goodwood) Farasi Lane

17:20 (Goodwood) Little Earl

13:50 (Goodwood) Galactic Jack

Galactic Jack looks a likely type for Andrew Balding in the British European Breeders Fund Future Stayers' Maiden Stakes.

Beautifully bred, by Galileo out of Jack Naylor who was second in an Irish Oaks for Jessica Harrington, he made a very pleasing debut at this track last month.

Green early, he basically lost all chance when he was so slowly away, but he stayed on in a taking fashion to be beaten just under two lengths.

Like many from the yard, he promises to come on in leaps and bounds for his first run.

14:25 (Goodwood) Red Mirage

Balding will have strong hopes of a double when his Red Mirage runs in the Heineken Optional Claiming Handicap.

After two victories at Chester early in the season, including at the May meeting, he has been winless since.

However, despite being a beaten favourite in all three of those runs, he has not been disappointing in any of them.

His last effort was on the all-weather which may not have suited so he is given another chance back on turf.

15:35 (Goodwood) Royal Fleet

Royal Fleet will take all the beating in the Bahrain Turf Club Foundation Stakes at Goodwood.

Not seen since running with great distinction at the Dubai Carnival, he is still unexposed.

Charlie Appleby places his horses with such skill and he looks to have found the perfect opening for this four-year-old gelding.

Despite coming close three times in Group company in Dubai, failing by only a short head when last seen in a Group Three, he carries no penalties in this Listed race.

A winner on good to soft ground at Doncaster this time last year, a little bit of cut clearly is no issue and he should be the one to beat.

16:45 (Goodwood) Farasi Lane

Tom Ward's Farasi Lane is a little but in and out but he has been given a real chance by the assessor ahead of the Heineken Silver Handicap.

Now rated 85, he was actually beaten just a neck a few runs back at Windsor off a mark of 90 and he might be one to just improve for a bit of easier ground.

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