Alan's best bet of the day halved in price before running poorly but his second selection got his head in front to save the day. For the final time this week he has two selections from Goodwood and Sandown...
"Her top class breeding, Frankel and Midday, suggests she can take the step up in class in her stride before heading to Royal Ascot."
There are two Frankel fillies in this listed contest and it looks like the sisters have it between them at Goodwood today. I actually tipped Icespire(see here) last time out where she only failed to get the victory by a short head, and that was after hitting some trouble in-running, but it is the other Kalid Abdullah and Frankel daughter that I am keener to support today, Mori.
She stepped up hugely on a slightly disappointing debut when winning at Ascot two weeks ago and there was a lot to like about that performance, she looked like she may have left it too late but she ran on gamely to secure the win. She will have learned plenty from that experience and I don't expect her to make the same mistake again. Her top class breeding, out of Frankel and Midday, suggests she can take the step up in class in her stride before heading to Royal Ascot.
Only five runners go to post in this quality race at Sandown, but Sound and Silence should have more than enough ability to beat these. He made an excellent debut at Newmarket last month where the Godolphin colt looked every inch a top class performer. That was a decent Novice Stakes race at Newmarket and the fact that Sound and Silence was sent off the 7/2 favourite on his debut speaks volumes for the potential that could be here. They obviously think he is a decent type stepping him up a grade to Listed company on just his second start.
This is always a contest that is worth following for future winners but Godolphin are flying of late with a 31% strike rate in the past two weeks and Sound and Silence looks like he can add to those numbers even at 13/8 he's of interest here.
2017 Overall (prior to this week): -5.11 pts
This week so far...
Staked: 10 pts
Returned: 5.38 pts