It’s one of the highlights of the British summer of sport.
Five fantastic days of flat racing are underway at Glorious Goodwood.
Here, we preview some of the biggest battles to look out for on Thursday, plus the current horse racing odds as an action-packed week of racing continues.
Glorious Goodwood Preview – Top Tips for the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2019
RICHMOND STAKES, 14:25
Richard Hannon will be hoping he has the biggest Threat (6/4) in the field. The Coventry Stakes runner-up looks the class act in the field here, and with the going likely to be good on Thursday, a debut Goodwood win looks a distinct possibility.
Don’t expect Guildsman (13/2) to be much of a team player if he’s in the right mood. The Archie Watson-trained two-year-old kept in touching distance with Threat to land a gallant third-place finish at Royal Ascot and could go better here. He was also a course and distance winner on his racecourse debut in June.
Royal Commando (10/1) will be on a mission to hunt down the favourites. He could well place after an impressive winning runout at Doncaster in July.
GORDON STAKES, 15:00
All roads lead to Constantinople (2/1) in the Gordon Stakes. The Aidan O’Brien runner was second in a 1-2-3 for the trainer in the King George V Stakes at Ascot in June and put a marker down with a commanding win in the Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh in May.
Jamie Spencer will be hoping Spanish Mission (9/2) can shine for the second time in the space of a few weeks after the pair tasted victory in the Bahrain Trophy Stakes back in July. A runner-up to Private Secretary at Goodwood in May, he could go one better if the course firms up on Thursday.
Floating Artist (25/1) could fancy his chances after brushing away the opposition in the Woodford Reserve Handicap at Ascot. He’s already got Goodwood pedigree after securing a course win on his debut last August.
NASSAU STAKES, 15:35
Francis-Henri Graffard will be hoping his charge can Channel (15/2) her best form as the highly-rated three-year-old races on UK soil for the first time. A two-time Chantilly winner in 2019, she’s proven hard to beat over this distance in her fledging career to date.
Maqsad (11/2) could make her life difficult, winning twice at Newmarket this year, the latest over 1m2f. She struggled with the step up in distance at the Epsom Oaks in May but looks on safer territory here.
Finally, Rawdaa (17/2) could relish the fight in the final stages of this race. She has three top-3 finishes to her name this year at Ascot, York and Kempton.
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