Glorious Goodwood Betting: Tom Lee's Top Tips For Day 4


Day four is upon us at Glorious Goodwood, providing a seven race card laden with quality.

They kick off at 2.00pm with the mile and a half Group 3 Glorious Stakes, a competitive heat in which Luca Cumani's Conneticut can come out on top.

The four-year-old son of New Approach made hay last summer, winning at Newbury, York and Newmarket, and reappeared last month with a facile listed win at Pontefract.

I'll eat my hat if he isn't up to winning a Group race at some stage - today could be his day to climb the ladder.

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While Conneticut is trying to scale new heights my pick for race two, the mile Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (2.35pm), is actually taking a drop in Grade for today's Group 3 event.

Hugo Palmer's Aktabantay has lined up in Group 1's three times on the bounce, running respectably at Longchamp and Royal Ascot, before failing to fire at Chantilly last time out.

He's already a Group 3 winner last year, and hails from a stable where walking on water has been just an everyday task in recent times. 

This is a far more realistic assignment and James Doyle could well be on a winner here.

Back him each way at a generous double figure price.

All week at Glorious Goodwood Unibet's traders have been offering a string of outstanding punter-friendly price boosts and concessions, with today's best a money back lifeline if your selection finishes second in the Betfred Mile at 3.10pm.

Attempting to solve this 20 runner puzzle is no easy task, but with that bit of insurance in the bank we can take a shot with added confidence...

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At around 20/1 it's not hard to envisage that Richard Fahey's sole representative in the field, the lightly-weighted Loving Spirit, might be able to sneak into the frame.

He definitely stays and has run well in a stack of big field handicaps.

With his stable firing in big race winners left, right and centre he could easily outperform his generous odds.

By far the day's biggest purse at the Sussex venue is the £300,000 Qatar King George Stakes, run over the minimum five furlongs at 3.45pm.

On paper this looks an open race, but my cash rests with David O'Meara's Out Do, a six-year-old gelding who tends to save his best for the latter stages of the race, trying to swoop fast and late, as he did when seeing off the re-opposing pair Cotai Glory and Line Of Reason at York last time out. 

He'll thrive faced with today's machine gun pace early on, and can make it four wins this season. 

Good luck!

 

Friday's best bets with Unibet at Glorious Goodwood:

2.00 - Betfred Glorious Stakes - 1 Conneticut (win)

2.35 - Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes - 2 Aktabantay (each way)

3.10 - Betfred Mile - 18 Loving Spirit (each way)

3.45 - Qatar King George Stakes - 9 Out Do (each way)