Free horse racing selections for Friday August 2

Nick Robson previews all the action
Nick Robson previews all the action

Nick Robson expects the well-regarded Jubiloso to star on day four at Goodwood - he has a tip for every race at every meeting.

NAP: Jubiloso (1.50 Goodwood)

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Next Best: Battaash (3.35 Goodwood)

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Battaash has no Blue Point to worry about and is therefore impossible to oppose in the King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood.

As Godolphin's dual King's Stand winner - who this year had the capacity to follow up a few days later in the Diamond Jubilee - has been packed off to stud, Charlie Hills' Battaash appears to face a pretty straightforward task on Friday.

Even with a 3lb penalty, Battaash is still well clear on the official ratings - and he would have to run a long way below his best for him to be beaten.

What is another problem for his rivals is that Battaash appears better at Goodwood than anywhere else and has looked nigh on unbeatable in winning this race for the past two seasons.

With habitual front-runners El Astronaute and Copper Knight in the field, he should also get a nice lead if Jim Crowley wants to sit in behind.

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It seems a significant drop in class for Jubiloso in the Theo Fennell Oak Tree Stakes.

Sir Michael Stoute was wary of stepping the inexperienced filly markedly up in class for the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, but she ran with great credit.

She finished third there, on just her third outing, to the French raider Watch Me and the dual Guineas winner Hermosa.

The fact Stoute allowed himself to be carried along in the wave of enthusiasm for his filly suggests he thinks she has a great deal of ability - and this drop down to Group Three company, plus a step back in trip, is surely a springboard back to the top level.

The Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes looks a wide-open affair, but King Ottokar may be suited by the race.

Having beaten Dashing Willoughby first time out this season, he was sent off favourite for the Chester Vase but failed to see out a mile and a half.

Dropped to 10 furlongs for the Hampton Court Stakes, he arguably travelled as well as anything until Sangarius blew him away. There was no disgrace in that, and he only lost second in the dying strides, so it is easy to see why he is back down to a mile.

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William Haggas' Mojito is all the rage for the Unibet Golden Mile following his dominant display after a two-year absence.

There has to be a chance the dreaded bounce factor could come into play, though - so with that in mind, the second from Sandown, Escobar, may be a safer bet.

He has run since - when absolutely dotting up at York under a typical Jamie Spencer ride - picking up a 3lb penalty, which still leaves him well in because he was actually raised 5lb.

Mark Johnston's Baghdad ran no sort of a race behind stablemate Communique at Newmarket last time out, but should be given another chance in the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Glorious Stakes.

Winner of the Duke of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot, Baghdad just looked to simply have an off day in the Princess of Wales's Stakes - and with Frankie Dettori booked, it is worth chancing that he bounces back.

William Haggas' Country had several options this week, and the trainer has probably played in safe in going for the TDN Australia Handicap.

Haggas often sends his youngsters north for a supposedly easier introduction, and wins at Redcar and Ripon should have boosted the gelding's confidence no end.

Loving Glance should have no trouble breaking her duck in the 32Red Novice Stakes at Newmarket, based on a very promising debut effort at the track.

Sporting Life tips

BANGOR: 1.40 Perfectly Honest, 2.10 Aldrin, 2.45 Diablo De Rouhet, 3.20 See The Sea, 3.55 Malangen, 4.30 Outcrop, 5.00 Sinakar.

BATH: 5.05 Sadlers Beach, 5.40 Simply Susan, 6.10 Sweet Forgetme Not, 6.45 Charlie D, 7.20 Albanita, 7.50 Foxy Forever, 8.20 Union Rose.

GALWAY: 5.10 Lever Du Soleil, 5.45 Santiago, 6.15 Mac N Cheese, 6.50 War Diary, 7.25 Irradiate, 7.55 Cafe Con Leche, 8.25 Sneaky Getaway.

GOODWOOD: 1.50 JUBILOSO (NAP), 2.25 King Ottokar, 3.00 Escobar, 3.35 Battaash, 4.10 Owney Madden, 4.40 Baghdad, 5.15 Country.

MUSSELBURGH: 5.30 Above, 6.00 Tukhoom, 6.35 War Whisper, 7.10 Queens Blade, 7.40 Battle Of Waterloo, 8.10 Boudica Bay, 8.40 Sarvi.

NEWMARKET: 5.20 Di Matteo, 5.50 Chicago Doll, 6.25 Lazuli, 7.00 Frontispiece, 7.30 Club Tropicana, 8.00 Loving Glance, 8.30 Tawny Port.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 1.30 Jill Rose, 2.00 Beautrix, 2.35 Fern Owl, 3.10 Mitigator, 3.45 Sir Magnum, 4.20 Baltic Song, 4.50 Feel Good Factor.


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