13:50 Goodwood Sat 3 August 2019
A bit of a Chester specialist with two wins at that course but above his last winning mark and makes limited appeal in a race this competitive from top weight.
Frustrating performer who certainly has the ability to win a race of this nature from this sort of handicap mark. Hasn't been at his best of late though and well beaten in 2017's Stewards' Cup.
Just one win since 2015 and that came at Ascot over the minimum trip last year. Has been running okay in defeat of late but looks in need of some more relief from the assessor.
Has won two of her six starts this year and yet to finish outside of the first three this campaign. Latest success came over the minimum trip here but failed to justify short priced favouritism over C&D last time; more needed.
Very talented handicapper in his pomp and got himself back down to a workable mark earlier in the campaign before landing back-to-back races including a valuable York handicap. Course winner but seemingly better at 5f.
Won four times last year and while he's been much more inconsistent in six starts this campaign, he did manage to get his head back in front at Epsom when staying on well. Unsuited by the drop in trip last time but vulnerable under a penalty.
Has been unlucky not to have won a race this year, conceding first run to the winner in a Listed race at York two starts back. However, showed nothing here earlier in the week at 5f and yet to win at this trip.
Managed to land a third career success at Haydock in July from 24 starts and didn't get an ideal run round Chester last time when meeting trouble in running. Has a bit to prove under a penalty here but booking of Dettori an obvious positive.
A five-time winner at Chester but hasn't looked as effective away from that venue and not always quickly away, as seen when eighth of 11 at Chester last time out. Looks vulnerable carrying a penalty.
Hasn't won on turf since a soft ground success back in 2015 but his best effort for some time when staying on well over 5f here earlier in the week, only narrowly denied. Step back up in trip could suit if he doesn't find this coming too soon.
Ended a losing run that went back to 2015 when landing back-to-back handicaps earlier in the season. However, revised handicap mark seems to have halted the revival for now. Needs to improve for the step back up in trip.
Just two wins to his name and they have both come over 5f. Has shaped like 6f could suit at times but above his last winning mark and others preferred in a race this competitive.
C&D winner and not beaten far here earlier in the year. Got his head back in front at Ayr last time out but up 4lb for that and runner-up hasn't done anything for the form since.
At his best on fast ground, as seen when winning at Bath last month and put up a big effort when fourth of 16 over 5f here earlier in the week. Career best needed but clearly in good form and the step back up in trip could suit.
A winner twice on AW this winter and has been running well in defeat in two starts since returned to turf. Likely to try and make all once again and has an ideal draw for doing so. Up 2lb for latest effort but can go well again.
C&D winner earlier in the campaign when getting the better of Boy In The Bar. This is plenty tougher though and he's got more on his plate from this handicap mark.
Has won twice already this year and produced his best effort for several years at York last time out. Interesting if the step back up in trip can yield some more improvement.
Won on return at Redcar but failed to beat a rival home here earlier in the week at 5f. Less exposed than most but hard to build a case for.
Only two wins from 32 starts on turf and more effective on AW. Hasn't shaped like a return to the winners' enclosure is near so far this season and has plenty to find on form.
Impressive when winning this race last year and finds himself 3lb below that winning handicap mark for this renewal. Drop back in trip and De Sousa taking over in the saddle both look in his favour.
Won twice on AW this winter and has been in good form on turf in two recent starts. Step back up in trip sure to suit and not one to rule out.
All his best form is at 5f and it's hard to say he looks well-handicapped on any of his recent form. Tommy G would appear to be the yard's first string.
In good form this campaign, winning twice and not beaten far last time out. Step back up in trip will suit but it's a tough ask from out of the handicap here.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Tommy G||5||9-3||10/1||Full Result|
|T: J S GoldieJ: S De Sousa|
Puds (7/1), Gabrial The Devil (7/1), Tommy G (8/1), Ballyquin (8/1), Tinto (11/1), Boy In The Bar (12/1), Blue De Vega (12/1), Dark Shot (14/1), Venturous (16/1), Get The Rhythm (16/1), Poyle Vinnie (20/1), Count Otto (20/1), Brian The Snail (20/1), Paddy Power (25/1), Lightning Charlie (25/1), Mokaatil (25/1), King Robert (25/1), Duke Of Firenze (25/1), Gabrial The Saint (25/1), Busby (25/1), Somewhere Secret (33/1), Primo's Comet (50/1), Secretinthepark (50/1), Powerallied (66/1)
- Tommy G
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