Through The Card: Goodwood, Friday 28 August

Horse racing at Goodwood
There's an interesting card at Goodwood on Friday

Timeform take you through the card at Goodwood on Friday...

"...justified strong support to score at Haydock last time..."

Timeform on Lady Lynetta

12:15 - SIBAAQ (3) showed much improved form to get off the mark at Beverley last time, appreciating the step up to seven furlongs, and he should be difficult to beat under a penalty. He was a decisive winner at Beverley, scoring by three and three-quarter lengths, and he heads Timeform's weight-adjusted ratings by 6 lb.

12:45 - QUICKSTEP LADY (6) was a beaten odds-on favourite last time but she just ran into a much-improved rival and is worth another chance. She ran to a similar level as when finishing third at Newbury and Yarmouth on her other two outings this season, and she has much the best form on offer. The step back up to seven furlongs won't be a problem.

13:20 - This is a competitive heat but it could be worth siding with SPANISH STAR (5), who was a good second at Lingfield on his first attempt at seven furlongs or beyond last time. Spanish Star twice finished first past the post at this course last season - he was disqualified on one occasion - and is only 2 lb higher than his last winning mark, so is expected to give a good account.

13:55- LONE EAGLE (4) was an expensive purchase as a yearling - he cost 500,000 guineas - and he produced a debut full of promise at Sandown last time, going down by only a head and making the experienced winner dig deep. It was encouraging how strongly he stayed on at Sandown and he looks sure to improve with the benefit of that outing under his belt.

14:30 - LADY LYNETTA (4) justified strong support to score at Haydock last time, appreciating the drop back to a mile from a mile and a quarter. She showed a good attitude to prevail, and the form has been given a boost by the runner-up - who was clear of the third at Haydock - subsequently winning in impressive style at York. Lady Lynetta could still have more to offer.

15:00 - NOONDAY GUN (1) isn't bred to be a stayer - by Dubawi out of 1000 Guineas winner Sky Lantern - but he was strong at the finish over a mile and a half at Catterick last time, forging clear to win by seven and a half lengths. His main market rivals weren't at their best on that occasion, but Noonday Gun clearly improved, with the step up in trip and softer ground both plausible reasons. He is due to race off 4 lb higher marks in future.

15:30 - PETTOCHSIDE may be an 11-year-old but he was successful at Windsor on his penultimate start and clearly retains enough ability to prove competitive. He was below his best at Salisbury last time, but that was a much higher grade than at Windsor and he will appreciate this drop in class. The return to Goodwood will also suit as he is a six-time course winner, while easing conditions will not be a problem.

16:05 - DARING GUEST is a consistent performer and has run well the last twice, finishing runner-up at Windsor and Lingfield. He has gone up 1 lb for his latest second but remains on a competitive mark and can gain a deserved victory.

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