The three year olds take centre stage in the opener on day three of Glorious Goodwood and it’d be wise to find a horse who can handle the underfoot conditions. As such that’s why I’m somewhat readily discounting Roger Varian’s Alfaadhel who’s first foray on to softer going resulted in a mid field finish at Ascot. Of course I expect the horse to do better than 9th but with conditions not in his favour I imagine a place would be the best that can be expected.
The contender that has proven himself on this soft going is the current market principle Patient Dream, not only does Ralph Beckett’s runner have a tick in the right box in regards to the going but he’s also unbeaten over this trip. This is a much tougher race than he’s competed in before but with plenty pointing in his favour he looks a tad generous at his current price of 5/1 and may be worth an each way bet to nothing.
At bigger odds the likes of Taraashoq and Qaader could go well for the same ownership.
PATIENT DREAM (E/W)
written by Rory Paddock