Through The Card: Glorious Goodwood Day 2, Wednesday 29 July

Flat racing
There is high-class Flat racing from Goodwood on Wednesday

Timeform take you through the card on Day 2 at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday...

"He will be suited by the extra emphasis on speed here – one of the fastest five-furlong tracks in the country..."

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13:10 - WALIYAK (8) took a step forward when second in the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot last time, keeping on well to be beaten just a length and a quarter. She was arguably better than the bare result, too, given that she raced on the opposite flank to the winner. She remains open to more improvement and is fancied to defy a 3 lb higher mark to go one better, representing the Roger Varian yard that continues in good heart (78% of horses running to form). Ghaziyah is much respected if ready to roll after nine months off the track, ahead of John Gosden's Lake Lucerne.

13:45 - SUMMER MOON (2) produced a career best when third on his reappearance in the Ascot Stakes, deserving extra credit having been keen for much of the way and bang up with the pace. Admittedly, he failed to reproduce that form when well held at Sandown last time, but it's easy to come by excuses (possibly found the race coming too soon) and he could be worth another chance to confirm the promise of his Ascot effort, especially now back up in trip. He is joined in the Placepot by TRUE DESTINY (10), who was third in this race 12 months ago and has proved better than ever in two starts this season, including when third at Newbury last time. The extra emphasis on stamina here will be in his favour, so it will be disappointing if he isn't thereabouts from what still appeals as a good mark.

14:15 - WIN O'CLOCK (7) showed improved form to regain the winning thread at Leicester last time, landing the spoils by three quarters of a length with plenty in hand. A 4 lb higher mark makes life tougher here, but he remains with potential now stepping back up to a mile and a half and looks sure to mount a bold follow-up bid if arriving in the same sort of form. CARLOS FELIX (6) is also considered for Placepot purposes after taking a big step forward to get off the mark at Ascot earlier this month. That form sets the standard here on weight-adjusted ratings, even with a 10 lb hike in the weights taken into account, and his scope for further progress suggests he can also play a leading role.

14:45 - SIGNIFICANTLY (7) has filled the runner-up spot in each of his three starts to date, notably going down by just half a length in a listed race at Sandown last time. That was his most encouraging run yet, getting to the front a furlong out before picked off by one coming later in a well-run race. He will be suited by the extra emphasis on speed here - one of the fastest five-furlong tracks in the country - and looks to hold sound claims for the Karl Burke yard that has had a winner and a second from just two runners in this race in recent years. Sardinia Sunset is second choice on form and feared most, though impressive Naas winner Steel Bull is open to plenty of progress.

15:15 - KAMEKO (4) leads the way on Timeform's weight-adjusted ratings for the Sussex Stakes, with his win in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket appealing as comfortably the strongest form in this contest, the first big clash of the generations in the miling division. It is certainly better than what Siskin achieved in winning the Irish equivalent at the Curragh, while older horses Circus Maximus and Mohaather also face a tough task in trying to concede 8 lb to Kameko, who is fancied to confirm himself a high-class miler after failing to stay when only fourth in the Derby at Epsom last time.

15:45 - SPRIGHT (6) made the most of a good opportunity to get off the mark at York 10 days ago, making all the running to win readily by five and a half lengths. This represents another step up the ladder, but the early speed she has shown will stand here in good stead at this venue, likely to prove tough to peg back if getting an easy time of things on the front end. Country Carnival sets the standard on the form of her third in a listed race at York last time, so she could be the one to give the selection most to think about, leaving Furlong Factor to complete the shortlist.

16:20 - TORO STRIKE (14) outran his odds when fifth in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot last time, acquitting himself really well trying a mile for the first time after nine months off. This represents a drop in grade and he is very much one to bear in mind from the same mark, with the booking of champion jockey Oisin Murphy also catching the eye. Spirit Warning and Arigato are others to note in an open finale.


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