13:50 Goodwood Tue 30 July 2019

  • Unibet Handicap (Class 2)
  • 1m 1f 197y, Good (Good to Firm in Places)
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner£46,688.002nd£13,980.003rd£6,990.004th£3,495.005th£1,748.006th£878.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 9.26sOff time:13:56:26
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1
(12)
59-10OR: 107CD
15/2

A course winner who won twice at Meydan this winter but he seemingly would hold any secrets from the handicapper here and well beaten at Royal Ascot last time out.

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2
(7)
49-7OR: 104BFCD
5/1

C&D winner. Made it three wins from six starts at Newmarket and only found one too good in a competitive handicap at York earlier this month. Could be a Group performer lurking in a handicap here and less exposed than most.

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4
(9)
89-6OR: 103CD
50/1

Course winner whose very best form has come on AW, winning two Listed races and a Group 3 at Lingfield in recent seasons. Tends to run well at this venue though and finally back down to a workable handicap mark here.

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5
(14)
49-4OR: 101D
16/1

Won a Chester handicap back in May but slow starts tend to cost him and while he's back down to his last winning handicap mark, he'll need everything to fall right at this venue from a wide draw.

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7
(8)
49-2OR: 99D
10/1

In fine form last year, winning back-to-back handicaps in June and got his head back in front at Newmarket earlier in the campaign. Should have won last time when delivered too late and has claims from just 1lb higher.

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8
(1)
49-0OR: 97D
13/2

Delivered on juvenile promise when winning a maiden at Gowran in April and bolted up on handicap debut at Roscommon next time out. Can be forgiven the run at Ascot last time and looks entirely unexposed back down in trip on debut for new yard.

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9
(16)
89-0OR: 97CD
14/1

Two of his last three wins have come over C&D in Listed company and finds himself back on a very workable mark if he can build on his recent fourth at Newmarket when hinting at a return to form.

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10
(6)
48-13OR: 96D
16/1

Rattled off a hat-trick when first joining this yard last year and while he's been running well in defeat in the most part this campaign, he looks a shade vulnerable from a handicapping perspective in a race this competitive.

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11
(4)
58-13OR: 96D
20/1

Gave the impression he was still feasibly handicapped when a respectable fifth of 26 at Newbury on seasonal bow but he's shaped as if amiss on his last two starts, beaten a long way from home at Chelmsford last time; hard to fancy on that evidence.

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12
(3)
48-13OR: 96
16/1

4lb below his last winning handicap mark and largely running well in defeat this term, though did disappoint at Ayr last time. Will be primed for this and the booking of Moore is a positive to his chance; yard have won four of the last 10 renewals.

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13
(11)
58-12OR: 95BFD
25/1

Has won three times already this year and while all his turf wins have come at Ripon, this track does hold some similarities to that venue. Just 2lb above his last winning mark and has each-way claims.

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14
(5)
58-11OR: 94CD
28/1

C&D winner who won two early season handicaps and has been running well in defeat, particularly when not beaten far at Chester last time. This is more competitive though and needs a clear career best.

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15
(13)
48-11OR: 94D
8/1

Got the better of re-oppposing Beringer at Sandown two runs back and not disgraced when ninth of 21 under a penalty in a competitive race at York earlier this month. Better off at the weights here and could go well; expect him to be delivered late.

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16
(10)
48-10OR: 93BFC
5/1

Course winner at this meeting last year and has won back-to-back races at Epsom this term. Drop in trip not certain to be ideal but still on a fair mark from his very best efforts.

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17
(17)
58-10OR: 93
16/1

Won twice in 2017 including a valuable handicap at Royal Ascot but hasn't won since. Not beaten far at Windsor last time out but this is plenty more competitive and still above his last winning handicap mark.

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18
(18)
48-10OR: 93
25/1

Progressive handicapper last year and running well in defeat on his last couple of starts. Interesting contender if this step up in trip and a first-time tongue can produce any improvement.

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Non-Runners

3
(15)
Mordin17
59-7OR: 104
T: S CrisfordJ: Non Runner
6
(2)
Breden24
99-3OR: 100
T: Mrs L C JewellJ: R Winston

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
3Alfarris49-013/2Full Result
T: W J HaggasJ: Jim Crowley

Betting

Forecast

Setting Sail (5/1), Soto Sizzler (5/1), Johnny Drama (13/2), Mountain Hunter (15/2), Jazeel (8/1), Beringer (10/1), First Sitting (14/1), Ventura Knight (16/1), Exec Chef (16/1), Aquarium (16/1), Bless Him (16/1), Mordin (16/1), Plutonian (20/1), Fayez (25/1), Nicklaus (25/1), Breden (25/1), Lunar Jet (28/1), Master The World (50/1)

Verdict

SETTING SAIL already has a course and distance success to his name and arrives here with a far less exposed profile than most of his rivals. He should continue to progress for Charlie Appleby and rates as the likeliest winner in a competitive heat. First Sitting has dropped to a very nice mark while Nicklaus could have more to give now stepped up in trip. If they go too quick on the front end, expect Jazeel to be picking up the pieces late in the day.
  1. Setting Sail
  2. First Sitting
  3. Nicklaus

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F: 1

T: R Charlton

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F: 11111

T: C Appleby

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F: 511522

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F: 2-13911

T: J H M Gosden

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