Goodwood Placepot: Sunday August 30

Sunday's attempt at the Placepot comes from Goodwood
Sunday's attempt at the Placepot comes from Goodwood

Goodwood is the venue for Sunday's attempt at the Placepot.

In the absence of Ivawood, this looks a good opportunity for Here Comes When to gain a first win of the campaign.

14:00- The Richard Hannon-trained Skeaping sets a fair standard based on his placed efforts the last twice, and, with the step up in trip to a mile expected to suit, he ought to prove difficult to beat.

14:30- Solstalla ran only respectably returned to the Flat in a Wolverhampton handicap last time but her best run to date came on soft ground so conditions should suit, and she holds leading claims on these terms. It's probably not wise to bank on William Jarvis's charge, however, so we will also include Sonic Rainbow in the permutation as, whilst her last two efforts have been poor, she should appreciate the drop to this lesser level.

15:05- Royal Toast has made the frame in each of his last five outings and, whilst his mark has risen as a consequence, the fact he arrives here in good form is an obvious positive. We will also last-time-out winner Sarstead who returned from a 10-week break to win a handicap at Chelmsford City last month and is still fairly treated despite a 5 lb rise in the weights.

15:40- Berkeley Vale has his stamina to prove now upped to nine furlongs, but he's clearly in good heart, arriving on the back of a career-best second at Salisbury, and will go close if reproducing that kind of form. We will also include Automotive as he's back down to his last winning mark and encouragement can be taken from his two latest in-frame efforts.

16:15- In the absence of Ivawood, this looks a good opportunity for Here Comes When to gain a first win of the campaign. Here Comes When was a dual Group 2 winner last term and, with conditions in his favour, we will bank on Andrew Balding's charge.

16:45- Justice Belle gained her reward for a string of runner-up efforts when bolting up at Kempton last time and, whilst she's got to deal with a hike in the weights, she cannot be ignored here, such was the style of the victory last time. This is a competitive race so we will also include the hat-trick seeking Frenzified as she has progressed nicely this term and ought to be suited by the emphasis being placed on stamina.

Recommendations:
14:00- 1
14:30- 7, 8
15:05- 4, 7
15:40- 2, 10
16:15- 2
16:45- 3, 6
= 16 lines

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