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HAGGAS HORSE TO COME HOME IN THE FIRST

13:20 Goodwood


Just Frank has been a consistent performer for connections and is in relatively good form. He’s won over 7 furlongs and the ground shouldn’t be a problem. He wears cheekpieces for the first time, which could benefit him. He has good speed figures but has a large weight compared to other competitors. Moreover, he’s never ran at Goodwood so he might not handle the undulating course.


Dark Shift won on his seasonal reappearance and didn’t have the run of the race at York, then he didn’t have the best luck at Ascot when he blew the start and ran into trouble in the last few furlongs. He has nice figures and his jockey, David Egan, is in fine form. He’ll appreciate the ground but he’s stepping up to 7 furlongs for the first time, which is a big question. Additionally, he can be asked the same question as Just Frank, in regards to whether he’ll suit the undulating Goodwood course.


Spirit of Bermuda won at Goodwood, over 7 furlongs, on her debut and was last seen winning a rather good handicap at Newmarket, reversing the form with Star of Emaraaty. She’s the only filly in the race and has a very nice weight. She might prefer the ground to be a bit firmer but it’s still in her favour. Tom Marquand retains the ride on her and she has a very good chance at completing the hat-trick.


SPIRIT OF BERMUDA (WIN) written by Kieran McHugh

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