Nick Shiambouros was on the mark yesterday when his best bet Grey Galleon won. All roads lead to Goodwood today where Nick has two selections from the outstanding card...
"He does have to carry a penalty, but I think he is open to significant improvement and will overcome it"
14:35 Goodwood - Boynton
I think Boynton will go very close in this fascinating contest.
This More Than Ready colt was most impressive last time out when beating War Decree in the Superlative Stakes at the July meeting at HQ. He was briefly headed inside the final furlong, but fought back to regain the lead and was driven out to score in determined fashion.
This was a top class performance and clearly has a bright future ahead of him. He does have to carry a penalty, but I think he is open to significant improvement and will overcome it. He is currently trading at [3.7] on the exchange and I have backed him at that price.
War Decree takes him on again on 3lb better terms, but I am not rushing out to take the [2.54] on offer. He was beaten fair and square last time out, and may have to settle for second place once again.
15:10 Goodwood - Gifted Master
Gifted Master is an interesting runner in this high class event.
This colt finished down the field behind Ribchester in the Jersey Stakes at Ascot last month. He tried to make all, but the writing was on the wall two from home and weakened quickly out of contention. He won a Group 3 race at Ascot in April beating Dream Dubai easily which reads well in the context of this race.
I am prepared to give him another chance and his current price of [9.4] is more than fair.
Dutch Connection is one of three runners for Godolphin. He was put in his place by Mutakayyef in the Summer Mile at Ascot and is best judged on his second to Toormore at Sandown in the spring.
He is the current favourite at [3.45] on the exchange.
Tuesday's Recommended Bets
Back Boynton in the 14:35 at Goodwood
Back Gifted Master in the 15:10 at Goodwood
Weekly P/L + 1.0
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful