Timeform Shortlist: Goodwood, Saturday 4 August

The ultra-competitive Stewards' Cup takes place at Goodwood on Saturday
The ultra-competitive Stewards' Cup takes place at Goodwood on Saturday
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"...may well have more to offer and he shaped as though well worth another crack at this trip..."

Timeform on Walton Street

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1.50 Qatar Stewards' Sprint Handicap (2) 6f

Timeform Top Rated:
103 2. CLASSIC SENIORITY Marjorie Fife Martin Harley
102+ 19. HOLIDAY MAGIC Michael Easterby Andrew Breslin (7)
101 1. DARK SHOT Scott Dixon Theodore Ladd (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
This looks wide-open and a chance is taken on My Amigo, who showed plenty of dash when fourth over 7f at Ascot last weekend and dropping back to this trip should be very much in his favour. Like the selection, Classic Seniority has slipped to a handy mark and is feared on the back of his solid effort at Hamilton. Others to consider include George Dryden, Boy In The Bar and Shepherd's Purse.


2.25 Qatar Summer Handicap (2) 1¾m

Timeform Top Rated:
122 8. SOFIA'S ROCK Mark Johnston David Probert
121 11. WATERSMEET Mark Johnston Joe Fanning
120 2. ON TO VICTORY Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop

Analyst's Verdict:
With just 7 runs under his belt, Walton Street may well have more to offer and he shaped as though well worth another crack at this trip when third at Royal Ascot last time. Charlie Appleby's charge gets the nod ahead of the progressive Melting Dew, who will be a big threat if coping with this step up in trip. Sofia's Rock is the pick of the Mark Johnston-trained quintet and Pacify is feared, too.


3.00 Qatar Gordon Stakes (Group 3) (1) 1m3f218y

Timeform Top Rated:
135 3. DEE EX BEE Mark Johnston Silvestre De Sousa
128p 2. CROSS COUNTER Charlie Appleby William Buick
119p 4. SUN MAIDEN Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore

Analyst's Verdict:
Dee Ex Bee has as yet been unable to replicate his Derby second but this represents a big drop in class having contested at the highest level on his last 3 outings and he can take full advantage. Sun Maiden wasn't far behind Thursday's Nassau winner Wild Illusion in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot so is feared most.


3.40 Unibet Stewards' Cup (Heritage Handicap) (2) 6f

Timeform Top Rated:
127 15. FOXTROT LADY Andrew Balding David Probert
126+ 17. GLENAMOY LAD Michael Wigham Silvestre De Sousa
125 2. SPRING LOADED Paul D'Arcy Ryan Moore

Analyst's Verdict:
Not for the first time this season George Bowen turned what looked a competitive handicap into a one-horse affair when striking at Hamilton recently. On that evidence, he's not far off the standard one would expect of a pattern-class sprinter and ought to go mightly close here under a penalty. Progressive 3-y-o Foxtrot Lady, recent Ascot winner Spring Loaded and Glenamoy Lad are live dangers.


4.15 Qatar EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes (2) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
103 2. DUKE OF HAZZARD Paul Cole David Probert
98p 1. CLOAK AND DAGGER Clive Cox Adam Kirby
92 4. GLORY Richard Hannon Martin Harley

Analyst's Verdict:
Those with experience don't set the bar all that high, and Fox Power, an expensive yearling, may well be able to make his debut a winning one. Sky Defender is another interesting newcomer, while Cloak And Dagger has more improvement in him, and may be the best of those with previous experience.


4.50 Qatar Handicap (2) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
120p 5. RESTIVE SPIRIT William Haggas Ryan Moore
119 4. VALE OF KENT Mark Johnston Joe Fanning
118 3. ZAP Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan

Analyst's Verdict:
William Haggas holds a strong hand with Restive Spirit and Nicklaus, both progressive sorts who may still be ahead of their marks. Zap arrives on the back of a couple of excellent efforts and is another to consider.


5.25 Qatar Apprentice Handicap (3) 1m1f11y

Timeform Top Rated:
105 10. POETIC FORCE Tony Carroll Poppy Bridgwater (5)
104 14. DELPH CRESCENT Richard Fahey William Cox (3)
104 3. KING'S PAVILION Jason Ward Connor Murtagh (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
The Night Porter shaped as if on a fair mark with the way he travelled in a hot Newmarket handicap last month and can get back on the up with a third win in 4 starts. Poetic Force looks set for another big run. The hat-trick seeking Delph Crescent can't be ignored, either.


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