July 27 Racing Tips: Berkshire Shadow to remain unbeaten at Goodwood?

It's day one of Glorious Goodwood, one of the highlights of the summer's Flat racing season. Planet Sport tipsters cast their beady eyes over Tuesday's card on July 27.

Goodwood on a hot July day, what could be better? Goodwood with some winners of course. Why not check out our hot selections below.

And if you don't like any of our fancies below, then you can hop over to our feature on the Goodwood Festival which has some more tips and pointers for day one and beyond.

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Here's a quick snapshot of what we are tipping today, click on the horse's name to place a bet with Planet Sport Bet:

Short odds selections:

Berkshire Shadow (2.25 Goodwood)

Scattering (4.45 Goodwood)

Urban Violet (5.20 Goodwood)

Caroline Dale (5.50 Goodwood)

Longer shots (6/1 and above):

Maydanny (1.50 Goodwood)

Kinross (3.00 Goodwood)

Sir Ron Priestley (3.35 Goodwood)

El Astronaute (4.10 Goodwood)

For more details on our selections read on.

(odds correct at time of article publication)

1.50 Goodwood - Maydanny

The Mark Johnston camp has a notable contender for the Unibet "You're On" Chesterfield Cup Handicap as Maydanny defends his title in the race which opens the meeting.

Maydanny was rated almost a stone lower than he is now when he won here 12 months ago.

A decent surface is of great significance to him and should be in his favour again if the storms stay away from Goodwood.

Maydanny has already proved emphatically that this course and distance suits him - and after putting a moderate Royal Ascot effort behind him when an admirable and rallying runner-up over a mile at Sandown this month, he looks primed to go well again.

2.25 Goodwood - Berkshire Shadow

Berkshire Shadow can take his unbeaten career record to three in the Unibet Vintage Stakes.

Andrew Balding's juvenile is a winner over five and six furlongs so far - and although he was ultimately emphatic again last time when he overcame a sharp rise in class to take the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, he did so in the style of a horse who may appreciate this additional step up in trip.

His dam won at a mile and ran well on her only attempt over 10 furlongs.

3.00 Goodwood - Kinross

Haydock winner Kinross goes back up in class for the Group Two Unibet Lennox Stakes and should be in with a shout here.

3.35 Goodwood - Sir Ron Priestley

Sir Ron Priestley can foil Stradivarius as John and Thady Gosden's mighty stayer bids for yet another remarkable piece of racing history in the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup.

Stradivarius, a three-time Gold Cup winner at Royal Ascot, already stands alone in the roll of honour for Goodwood's showpiece race - having won here in each of the last four years.

He will be a short-priced favourite to do so again on the opening day of the famous meeting - but in Sir Ron Priestley, he faces a back-to-form rival who is two years younger and with potential to improve further if seeing out the trip on his first attempt at two miles.

Mark Johnston's 2019 St Leger runner-up would doubtless not have been in opposition at all this week, had his brilliant stablemate Subjectivist - Stradivarius' Gold Cup conqueror at Ascot last month - not sadly met with a setback which has ended his season.

Sir Ron Priestley was a five-time winner at up to Group Three level two years ago, before finding only the then imperious Logician too good at Doncaster.

A half-brother to Subjectivist, the son of Australia had to miss 2020 because of injury but resumed winning ways immediately on his return this season with back-to-back Listed and Group Two wins in April and May.

He then confounded his trainer, however, with a performance which still has Johnston scratching his head - producing a tame finish and failing to justify favouritism when only third in the Yorkshire Cup.

A drop back from that 14 furlongs to a mile and a half did not bring about a revival, as Sir Ron Priestley again faded on rain-softened ground in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

On that basis, he would be a long shot here - but since then he has produced a strong staying performance to get the better of the well-touted Al Aasy in a 12-furlong Group Two at Newmarket.

The return to a lively surface appeared to be key, and ties in with plenty of previous racecourse evidence on Sir Ron Priestley's prolific CV.

Stradivarius is an undisputed all-time great but has won just one of his last five races since outdoing Johnston's Nayef Road here 12 months ago.

Stradivarius did not get the clearest run at Ascot last month, but had no answer to Subjectivist - and could be vulnerable to younger legs again.