Free horse racing selections for Tuesday July 31

Last Updated July 31 2018, 17:13Racing
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Chris Wilson makes Torcedor a value bet at Goodwood on Tuesday and has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Nap: 335 Goodwood

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Next best: 445 Goodwood

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Torcedor has to be the value call in the Qatar Goodwood Cup.

The race will, of course, pivot around the fortunes of Stradivarius, last year's progressive winner who added the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot to what has become a starspangled CV.

Stradivarius will be awfully difficult to pass, but he did have a tough race at Ascot and returned from the fray a lame horse.

Moreover, he was also in receipt of 1lb from the main protagonists in the Gold Cup.

And in a race that could go down to smallest of margins, Torcedor is quietly fancied to stop the bonus-hunting Stradivarius in his tracks.

Jessica Harrington's stayer looked a much-improved operator in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot in May, when he ably drew five lengths clear of a decent field.

That form was good, but few expected him to seriously trouble Stradivarius, Vazirabad and Order Of St George in the Gold Cup.

But the gelded son of Fastnet Rock made a mockery of his 14-1 starting price as he rallied gamely to finish third.

Torcedor had old foe Order Of St George well cooked, while he was only a head behind Vazirabad and a length in arrears of Stradivarius.

Harrington is unfazed by running him at the capricious Goodwood circuit, while there is sufficient evidence to indicate that he, too, has the pace to win a top-level race over two miles.

The case for the defence is also emboldened by the fact he was half a length in front of Stradivarius in a soft-ground Long Distance Cup at Ascot last autumn.

Dark Vision can make a seamless transition into Group Two company by winning the Qatar Vintage Stakes.

Mark Johnston's strapping young colt is unbeaten in two starts and looked the real deal at York when he won a strong novice auction stakes by two and a quarter lengths.

Indeed, the form from that race was pleasingly franked back on the Knavesmire on Saturday as the third horse home, He'Zanarab, won a similar contest with a touch of class.

Suedois is a most underrated thoroughbred from David O'Meara's yard and gets the nod in the Qatar Lennox Stakes.

The Group One-winning seven-year-old was narrowly defeated in the Summer Mile at Ascot last time, but that should have him spot-on for this assignment.

It will be interesting to see how he goes back over seven furlongs in a race in which he finished a close third 12 months ago.

Boom The Groom won the Chelsea Barracks Handicap two years ago and looks appealingly weighted for a repeat bid.

Tony Carroll's seven-year-old has not quite ignited this season, but he likes it at Goodwood and now finds himself 12lb lower in the handicap than when he last won a race.

Sporting Life tips:

BEVERLEY: 2.05 Arctic Sound, 2.40 Druid's Diamond, 3.15 Northernpowerhouse, 3.50 Musharrif, 4.20 Detachment, 4.55 Major Crispies, 5.30 Dose, 6.00 Aelius.

GALWAY: 5.20 Exchange Rate, 5.55 Carrig Cathal, 6.25 Tarnawa, 7.05 Dabiyr, 7.40 Baraweez, 8.10 Ace Of Diamonds, 8.40 Dance Alone.

GOODWOOD: 1.50 Rainbow Rebel, 2.25 Dark Vision, 3.00 Suedois, 3.35 TORCEDOR (NAP), 4.10 Al Mureib, 4.45 Boom The Groom, 5.15 Rebel Assault.

PERTH: 5.45 Youghal By The Sea, 6.15 One For Billy, 6.50 Anytime Now, 7.25 Flaxen Flare, 8.00 Strong Team, 8.30 Rhythm Of Sound, 9.00 Loud And Clear.

WORCESTER: 5.35 The Yank, 6.05 Qualando, 6.40 Croco Bay, 7.15 Will O'The West, 7.50 Mac Bella, 8.20 Green Or Black, 8.50 Carntop.

YARMOUTH: 1.40 Frank's Legacy, 2.15 Lonely Boy, 2.50 Sexy Secret, 3.25 Swilly Sunset, 4.00 Mujassam, 4.30 Lily Ash, 5.05 Wiff Waff.

DOUBLE: Torcedor and Boom The Groom.

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