Princess to reign at Goodwood
Jordan Princess can shine at Goodwood on Thursday, according to Anita Chambers, who has a tip for every UK and Irish race.
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AYR: 1.50 Soft Love, 2.20 Classy Anne, 2.50 False Witness, 3.25 Call Of Duty, 4.00 Polar Forest, 4.35 Mazeppa, 5.10 Busatto, 5.45 Medam.
CLONMEL: 5.50 Hell Cat Maggie, 6.20 Come On You, 6.50 Razia, 7.25 Sensing, 8.00 On My Own, 8.30 She Be Fine, 9.00 Reine D'Or.
GOODWOOD: 2.10 Pinter, 2.40 Gothic, 3.15 Lion Beacon, 3.50 So Beloved, 4.25 JORDAN PRINCESS (NAP), 5.00 Skilled, 5.35 Eastern Dragon.
SALISBURY: 6.05 British Embassy, 6.40 Encapsulated, 7.15 Goddess Of Gloom, 7.50 Burnham, 8.20 Dry Your Eyes, 8.50 Gavlar.
SANDOWN: 5.55 Russian Heroine, 6.25 Norab, 7.00 Cape Icon, 7.35 Warrior Of Light, 8.10 Late Night Mark, 8.40 Who's That Chick.
WETHERBY: 2.00 Princess Caetani, 2.30 Young Jay, 3.05 Groomed, 3.40 Dubai Prince, 4.15 Man In Black, 4.50 Scotswell, 5.25 Urban Gale.
DOUBLE: Jordan Princess and Warrior Of Light.
Jordan Princess can stakes a late claim for an Investec Oaks run with victory in the Bibendum Height of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday.
Snow Fairy claimed the 10-furlong event back in 2010 before going on to Epsom glory and while Jordan Princess has a long way to go to match that filly's feats, she should be capable of putting up a bold bid.
Luca Cumani's charge hails from an excellent family with her dam, Princess Nada, a half-sister to Dubawi among many other top-class performers.
She failed to sparkle on her racecourse bow when well beaten by the reopposing Psychometry at Kempton last September but made great strides to sign off with a victory at Newcastle the following month, despite having to race on ground that was probably not quite to her liking.
Connections obviously think a bit of Jordan Princess as they pitched her into the Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket on her return, but she proved no match for leading Oaks contender Taghrooda on that occasion, finishing a six-length second.
She kicked for home with a couple of furlongs to run that day and kept on admirably for the minor honours, with Uchenna a couple of places behind her.
Jordan Princess might not develop into a true Classic contender in the course of time, but this Listed heat should be well within her compass.
Lion Beacon is the pick of the two Amanda Perrett-trained runners in the Weatherbys Sports Publishing Stakes after a satisfactory seasonal return.
Sent off favourite at Doncaster earlier this month, the four-year-old appeared bit in need of the run as he was just found wanting by Itlaaq in the dying strides
The winner has since run a fine race in defeat in a competitive contest at York and the form has a solid look about it.
Warrior Of Light's Derby entry may be a little fanciful, but it would be dangerous to ignore him in the Surbiton Handicap at Sandown.
Winner of a Kempton maiden last backend, David Lanigan sent Warrior Of Light back to the all-weather venue for his seasonal bow, where he was beaten just a length in what appeared a well-contested race.
He was edged out by a more experienced rival on that occasion but the first two pulled a few lengths clear of the rest, suggesting that they may have more than a touch of ability.
Warrior Of Light is clearly well thought of it would be no surprise if he were to win here before moving on to better things.
Something was clearly amiss with False Witness last time and he should be given a chance to redeem himself in the Jack Daniels Handicap at Ayr.
A fine second at Redcar on his return at the beginning of April, he finished stone last at Ripon over four weeks ago, with Adrian Nicholls easing right down after he quickly lost his place.
False Witness is surely better than that and is worth another shot.
Burnham suffered a bit of trouble in running on his return but can set the record straight in the Bathwick Tyres Salisbury Handicap at Salisbury.
The five-year-old got a bit of a bump a furlong out that day but stayed on for second and normal improvement from that effort should see him thereabouts.
Dubai Prince probably fell a bit short of expectation over obstacles given that he was once a leading Derby contender and a Group Three winner on the Flat.
John Ferguson aimed high with him at one stage in the National Hunt sphere but it a took a drop to a lower level at Market Rasen last month to see him strike gold again and similarly modest company in the Watch Racing UK On Sky 432 Handicap Hurdle at Wetherby should see him notch back-to-back victories.