Follow The Money: Backing the Reel thing at Goodwood

Highland Reel is our first bet of the day at Goodwood
Highland Reel is our first bet of the day at Goodwood

Today's Follow The Money brings three bets from day two of Glorious Goodwood...

"Today's good ground should suit Assault On Rome and we feel in such an open race she has a more than decent chance of making an impression."

Back Assault On Rome @ 11.010/1 in the 17:25 at Goodwood

We start with our first positive which runs in the 14:35 group three race. Highland Reel is the selection, trading at 3.1511/5 having started at an early price of 3.55/2. This Aidan O'Brien-trained colt showed great promise in the Prix Du Jockey Club Group one at Chantilly in May where he finished second. His most recent run in the Irish Derby was a disappointment, but he was unusually agitated before that race and we think if he shows the sort of form from Chantilly then 1m4f should suit him nicely. We are confident that he can add to his group two win here last year with another strong performance.

Next up is the 16:20 maiden where we find our lay. Here we are going to oppose Winter Rose who has drifted out to 3.55/2 from 3.052/1. This two-year-old filly made a solid debut at Newmarket earlier this month where she claimed a creditable third. However, we feel there is enough doubt over that form because the winner that day followed up with an unimpressive performance when finishing fifth of six in a group three race at Ascot on Saturday. This, combined with strong market support for both main challengers in Promising Run and Silent Dreamer, means we will be laying Winter Rose.

Our second positive is in the 17:25 handicap where we are recommending a back of Assault On Rome. It has been well-supported all morning in a competitive field and is now trading at 11.010/1 from an initial price of 15.014/1. This three-year-old filly from the in-form Mark Johnston yard won nicely over distance at Leicester earlier this month. She has disappointed slightly in her last three runs but today's good ground should suit and we feel in such an open race she has a more than decent chance of making an impression.


Recommended Bets
Back Highland Reel @ 3.1511/5 in the 14:35 at Goodwood
Lay Winter Rose @ 3.55/2 in the 16:20 at Goodwood
Back Assault On Rome @ 11.010/1 in the 17:25 at Goodwood

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