Free horse racing selections for Thursday August 2

Last Updated August 03 2018, 19:19Racing
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Anita Chambers makes Urban Fox her best bet on Thursday and she has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Nap: 335 Goodwood

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Urban Fox was a surprise winner at the Curragh on her most recent start, but it certainly would not be a shock if she were to follow up in the Qatar Nassau Stakes, the feature event on day three at Goodwood.

The four-year-old began her career with James Tate, showing plenty of potential in 15 starts for that trainer, but following her sale for 425,000 guineas last autumn, Urban Fox is now with William Haggas.

And she has wasted little time in a repaying a chunk of that sale price, winning a decent Ascot handicap on her return in May before rolling on to finish fourth in the Duke of Cambridge at the Royal meeting.

However, Urban Fox posted a career high when landing the Pretty Polly Stakes last time, beating subsequent Irish Oaks second Forever Together by a comfortable three and a quarter lengths.

It did not appear to be the toughest Group One on paper, but Urban Fox asserted her authority that day and this is an ideal opportunity to prove that was no fluke.

Sabre fell slightly short at Royal Ascot but is worth another shot stepped up to six furlongs in the Qatar Richmond Stakes.

He was successful over five furlongs on his initial outing but then came unstuck in the National Stakes before a tardy start saw him also edged out in the Windsor Castle.

The way he stayed on that day suggested a step up in trip might be the next logical step and he can seize the opportunity.

Precious Ramotswe can reverse recent Haydock form with God Given in the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes.

The pair were third and second respectively behind Horseplay in the Lancashire Oaks, with a length and three-quarters separating them.

Precious Ramotswe perhaps found the good to firm ground a bit on the fast side that day, so the recent rain is a definite plus for her, as is stepping back up in trip as she appears to have plenty of stamina.

Those two factors can help her gain the day over her old rival.

Rock Eagle catches the eye in the opening Matchbook Best Value Exchange Handicap.

Winner of two of his three starts to date, Ralph Beckett's charge showed his class when triumphing off an unsuitably slow pace in a novice heat at Windsor last time.

While that might not have been the best event, Rock Eagle won with a degree of authority and should not find pace lacking here.

Arigato can follow up his Sandown victory of last week in the Smarkets Betting Exchange Handicap at Epsom.

William Jarvis' charge was a six-length victor after making all last Thursday, and is sure to go up more than the 6lb penalty he shoulders here once reassessed.

The Guinness Galway Hurdle is the showpiece event on day four at Ballybrit and Voix Du Reve should have every chance for Willie Mullins.

He had been a bit disappointing before getting off the mark at Killarney in May, but that victory clearly did him the world of good as he followed up with a wide-margin success at Bellewstown at the beginning of July.

Voix Du Reve looked just the right type for Galway on that run and he can finally shine on the big stage.

Sporting Life selections:

EPSOM: 5.45 Top Beak, 6.20 Amanto, 6.55 Mendoza, 7.30 Toy Theatre, 8.00 Arigato, 8.30 Port Of Call.

FFOS LAS: 5.30 Popping Corks, 6.05 Derry Boy, 6.40 Tinsmith, 7.15 Eraad, 7.45 Sicario, 8.15 Dream Catching, 8.45 Swendab.

GALWAY: 1.40 Aeglos, 2.15 Rashaan, 2.50 Koybig, 3.25 Panstarr, 4.00 Causey Arch, 4.35 Voix Du Reve, 5.15 Desert Grey, 5.50 Doctor Duffy.

GOODWOOD: 1.50 Rock Eagle, 2.25 Precious Ramotswe, 3.00 Sabre, 3.35 URBAN FOX (NAP), 4.10 Cupboard Love, 4.45 Summer Skies, 5.20 Count Otto.

NOTTINGHAM: 2.10 Be Like Me, 2.45 Regular, 3.20 Chippie Hill, 3.55 Thundercloud, 4.30 Jack Regan, 5.05 Tallinski, 5.35 Methag.

STRATFORD: 1.30 Hatcher, 2.00 Royal Plaza, 2.35 Birch Hill, 3.10 Innocent Touch, 3.45 King Golan, 4.20 Opechee, 4.55 Seven Nation Army.

DOUBLE: Urban Fox and Sabre.

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