Goodwood Placepot: Friday July 31

Moviesta is bidding to win the King George for the second time on Friday
Moviesta is bidding to win the King George for the second time on Friday

Glorious Goodwood continues on Friday, and it should be another healthy-looking Placepot pool to try and crack.

"Given Moviesta's record in this race, first in 2013 and third last year..."

14:00 - The Corsican sets the standard here with his unlucky fourth in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot last time, where he would have finished third but for meeting trouble in running. The return to this distance could bring about more improvement form The Corsican, who tackles 12 furlongs for the first time since winning his maiden, and he looks a solid option in the first leg of today's Placepot.

14:35 - Moheet is yet to justify his £800,000 price tag, but remembering his impressive maiden win last season and his third in the Craven, where he shaped better than the result, he could be worth giving another chance here after flopping in both the Guineas and Derby. Convey created a striking visual impression when bolting up in his maiden last year, and he should also be included, being open to plenty of improvement based on his connections and pedigree.

15:10 - A typically tricky puzzle to solve here, but Munaaser stands out as one horse with a good chance on form. Munaaser looked an unlucky loser when second to the current favourite for this race, Basem, last time at Sandown, beginning his run slightly too late in the day, and a further 2lb swing in the weights should stand him in good stead to reverse that form. You're Fired has looked unlucky not to add to his sole win this season, conceding first run to the winner when second at York in May, and left a hopeless task when third at the same track earlier this month. There is a big handicap in You're Fired from this sort of mark if he can get the breaks, and he is worth including along with Munaaser.

15:45 - Given Moviesta's record in this race, first in 2013 and third last year, this will likely have been his target since joining the Edward Lynam yard, who excel with sprinters, and he is worth banking on in an open renewal of the King George Stakes from a good draw and with an encouraging preparation at the Curragh under his belt.

16:20 - Current favourite Highly Sprung is drawn fairly wide and does not look the most consistent, so he could be one to take on. One of the less-fancied of the Mark Johnston trio, Furiant, has been highly-tried in maidens, and although he has only won once, his pedigree gives him scope for more, so he could well be seen to better effect on his handicap debut from the front. Zahrat Narjis could also go well from a decent draw, seeing as the form from her Ascot maiden has worked out to be fairly strong, and given the fact her red-hot yard took this with a filly in 2012.

16:55 - It is likely that there is still plenty more to come from Fadhayyil after her effort against the colts in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot on just her second start as a three-year-old, and it is hard to see her being out of the places here, providing she gets the breaks from a wide draw.


14:00 - 5
14:35 - 3,8
15:10 - 15,19
15:45 - 8
16:20 - 11,14
16:55 - 8

= 8 lines

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