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Daily Racing Multiple: Sea the class with Lionel for Goodwood duo

It's Cocked Hat day at Goodwood on Friday afternoon

"Today's new distance is a huge plus, and considering he had to be switched in the closing stages at Newbury, there was a bit of hard luck out wide too."

Back Lionel @ 3/1 in the 15:20 at Goodwood

Alan Dudman is taking in the feature races on a classy Goodwood card on Friday, and his two picks pay out a near 10/1 double for the day...

Go on the stars road with Sea Silk for red-hot Haggas

Back Sea Silk Road @ 2.6313/8 in the 14:10 at Goodwood

Another nose defeat yesterday, which is two in two days as both selections were placed with the column's Tipperary selections. Friday's action at Goodwood is a classy card and traditionally the two features - the Cocked Hat and Height Of Fashion are potential pointers for Epsom.

Although neither race has provided a Classic winner.

William Haggas is producing some staggering stats at the moment with 16 winners from 34 runners at 47% in the last two weeks, and he is most certainly the "go-to" man for owners Sunderland Holdings and anything by Sea The Stars.

He could possess another one in Sea Silk Road, who looked very good in winning at Nottingham last time out for her first run of the season.

It bodes well that she's been turned out so quickly (two weeks) after hacking up by nearly 6L at Colwick Park. She was held up off the pace but switched out wide with a strong closing effort and was barely tested in what looked a good race on paper with John Gosden and Sir Michael Stoute represented.

A couple of her closing sectionals were almost half-a-second quicker than her nearest pursuers.

Haggas knows how to handle these Sea The Stars fillies, and the step up in distance today will unlock more improvement. Sea Of Class was trained by the Newmarket man and she didn't even race as a juvenile before making hay in her 3yo season.

Emotion is a rival in the betting and clocked a good time at Kempton, but Sea Silk Road looks a strong stayer.

Hello, is it Lionel you are looking for?

Back Lionel @ 3/1 in the 15:20 at Goodwood

The Cocked Hat might not have produced a Derby winner down the years, but it did give us the great Dubai Millennium, and also a wonderful horse but the ill-fated Rewilding back in 2010.

He was a real sleek athlete and not a stayer on looks, but his stamina was a key asset, and Lionel for David Menuisier certainly is bred that way - and has shaped that way too.

A good debut was followed by a seasonal return at Newbury in a traditionally strong maiden.

He missed the break and was tardily into stride, and with the moderate pace and slow time, he didn't really get the chance to show his true worth given that he is related to Duncan, Samuel, Deirdrie as well as out of Gretchen. It's a real stamina family.

Today's new distance is a huge plus, and considering he had to be switched in the closing stages at Newbury, there was a bit of hard luck out wide too.

Menuisier has him entered up at Royal Ascot, the Irish Derby and the Arc. The price had contracted last night from 9/2, but he makes the list for the multiple.

May single bet winners

Johnston's Blue 11/4 Won
Haarar 9/2 Won
Lariat 6/1 Placed
Haizoom 10/1 Win and Placed
Sea Silk Road 8/1 Won
Brotherly Company 17/2 Won

April single bet winners

Coroebus 5/1 Won
Viadelamore 6/1 Won and Placed
Hi Ho Silver 9/1 Placed
Emily Dickinson 11/8 Won
Moonlit Warrior 11/4 Won
Murbih 9/1 Placed
Wanees 5/1 Won
They Don't Know 15/2 Placed
Bay Breeze 8/1 Won
Tranquil Night 7/2 Won
Destiny Is All 15/8 Won R4
Hammersmith 7/2 Placed
Entropy 11/1 Placed
Star Of Lady M 17/2 Won
Boardman 20/1 Placed
Drombeg Banner 6/1 Won
Magic Haze Placed 9/2

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