Horse Racing Tips

Goodwood Racing Tips: Qirat very interesting on return

There is excellent racing at Goodwood on Saturday

Timeform's Andrew Asquith highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each Way selection at Goodwood on Saturday.

  • A Goodwood Nap, Next Best and Each Way from Timeform

  • Qirat on a good mark

  • Get Shirty ready to strike

Goodwood Nap - 13:30 - Back Qirat

Qirat is from an excellent family, one which tends to get better with age, and he showed plenty of ability last season.

He opened his account with plenty in hand at Kempton and showed even better form in defeat when attempting to give weight to another promising sort who has boosted the form since on his final start at Salisbury.

Interestingly, he has been gelded since, and is just the sort to develop into a smart three-year-old (strong, attractive sort with plenty of scope). There is plenty of pace on paper, so he should get a good tow into this, and is fancied to go very close from what appears a lenient opening mark.

Goodwood Next Best - 14:05 - Back Regal Jubilee

Regal Jubilee ended last season in top form, opening her account by seven lengths in style at Windsor in October and looking potentially smart as she followed up in a listed event at Newmarket the following month.

She ran well on her return in the Fred Darling at Newbury, beaten only a neck, and finishing the same distance in front on subsequent 1000 Guineas winner.

Regal Jubilee failed by a long way to repeat that form in the 1000 Guineas last time, but it is too soon to crab her on that effort, and on the pick of her form, she should take the beating now moving up to a trip which will suit.

Goodwood Each Way - 15:10 - Back Get Shirty

It is getting on for nearly two years since Get Shirty last won, but as a result he is now 13 lb lower than that mark, and he hasn't shaped badly in two starts so far this season.

Both of those starts have came over a mile and a half, but he is better over further nowadays, and shaped accordingly, having every chance approaching the final furlong last time but one paced at the finish. Get Shirty should be much happier at this distance and he is certainly weighted to strike.


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