Goodwood and Galway Cheat Sheet: Friday's tips and insight in one place

  • Max Liu
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The King George is the big race at Goodwood on Friday

Get the best bets and insight for Friday at Goodwood and Galway as Ryan Moore, Joseph O'Brien, Mark Milligan and the Timeform team preview the action...

"If the ground dries out sufficiently for him and he runs his race than he is a serious Group 1 horse taking on lesser rivals here."

-Ryan Moore on Mogul

King George Stakes: Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to the King George Stakes at Goodwood on Friday and pick out their 1-2-3.

Timeform say: "Battaash was not at his imperious best (had joint surgery in winter) when resuming with fourth in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. Has won on soft and is still the one to beat in his bid for a fifth straight win in this race."

Goodwood, 15:35 - Back Battaash @ 2.506/4 to win the King George Stakes

Ryan Moore: Mogul will take all the beating if back to near his best

Betfair Ambassador Ryan Moore rides the favourite in the 16:10 at Goodwood on Friday so find out what he thinks of Mogul and the rest of his runners' chances.

Ryan says: "He won here last season and he would take all the beating if in the same form that saw him take care of In Swoop in the Grand Prix de Paris and win the Hong Kong Vase by 3 lengths afterwards. He hasn't hit that note in three runs this year and clearly didn't give his running at Epsom last time, but if the ground dries out sufficiently for him and he runs his race than he is a serious Group 1 horse taking on lesser rivals here."

Goodwood, 16:10 - Back Mogul @ 4.216/5

Friday Racing Tips: Back Passion for Goodwood Glory

Mark Milligan looks forward to the King George at Goodwood on Friday and backs a runner that he thinks can triumph later on the card.

Mark says: "Saeed bin Suroor's Passion And Glory was steadily progressive in 2019 before missing the whole of 2020. I'm happy enough to write off his pair of poor runs at Meydan at the start of this year (not every horse takes to the climate/conditions out there), and he's looked different again since returning to the UK.

"He's got firmly back on track of late, scoring in good style in handicaps at Lingfield and Ascot on his last two starts, showing smart form and recording good timefigures into the bargain.

"The step up to Group 3 company against a proven top-level performer in Mogul obviously demands more, though it's a chance I'm prepared to take."

Mark's bet: 1 pt Back Passion And Glory to win the 16:10 at Goodwood @ 4.84/1

Joseph O'Brien: Five good chances on Friday at the Galway Summer Festival

Joseph O'Brien sends five runners to Ballybrit on the fifth day of the Galway Summer Festival and he has some strong chances of landing a winner or two. One for the future could well be Busselton who was a promising Juvenil Hurdler and now makes his debut over the larger obstacles.

Joseph says: "Busselton showed useful form in juvenile hurdles last season, though was a bit disappointing in his last two starts. His jumping technique over hurdles suggests he'll enjoy fences and his schooling over them at home has been good. He gets plenty of weight as a four-year-old and can hopefully make a promising chasing debut."

18:05 Galway - Back Busselton @ 8.07/1

* All bet prices correct at time of publication

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