Oli Bell has his best bets for day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival - and he can't take on Stradivarius in the day one feature.
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Stradivarius and Tip Two Win can grab the headlines on day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival.
The former won the Qatar Goodwood Cup last season and heads into this renewal on the back of wins at York and Royal Ascot. He's on the verge of landing the £1million Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers' Bonus and is impossible to oppose.
Andrea Atzeni replaces the suspended Frankie Dettori but he was aboard for the 2017 win and while Torcedor was only three-quarters-of-a-length adrift in the Gold Cup, it's hard to see him reversing the form.
Tip Two Win ran a huge race to chase home Saxon Warrior in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and ran well again to be fourth in the St James's Palace Stakes last time. The switch back to seven furlongs in the Qatar Lennox Stakes looks sure to suit him and he can make the most of his weight-for-age allowance from the likes of Sir Dancealot and Suedois.
Saeed bin Suroor has his team in fine form right now and can take the opener with Silver Line who made a very encouraging start to his British season at Sandown last time. Archie Watson is another handler on a roll and I fancy him to land a notable win with Federal Law in the Qatar Vintage Stakes.
He came forward from his Newcastle debut to win at Salisbury last time and while much more is needed here, he's a very promising colt and we haven't seen the best of him yet.