By News Team
28th July 2022
William Hill ambassador Charlie Hills looks ahead to his runners on Thursday and Friday at Glorious Goodwood.
Just the one for us on Thursday with Wanees in the 1m2f handicap (1.50pm). He was a good winner on his seasonal reappearance in the Esher Cup at Sandown over a mile and then ran a solid race in the Britannia last time at Royal Ascot.
I thought afterwards a step up in trip was what he might need so we’re going to give it a go here. It’s probably as quick as he wants it ground-wise, but he’s a horse we’ve always thought plenty of so hopefully he can make his mark.
On to Friday and we kick off with Sonny Liston in the Thoroughbred Stakes (2.25pm). It’s a big drop back in trip after Epsom where things just didn’t go as we’d hoped. We’re on somewhat of a retrieval mission now but he’s in good form and I’ve been happy with his work at home. There aren’t many runners and I haven’t given up on him yet.
We obviously have a good record in the King George Stakes (3.35pm) and hopefully that can continue with Equilateral and Khaadem this year.
Equilateral hasn’t got the best draw in stall one, but he was pretty unlucky at Sandown and ran well-enough in Ireland, so he should go well. I have to admit the draw is a bit of a concern, though.
I’ve been really happy with Khaadem at home, and he should go well. Things obviously didn’t go his way in the King’s Stand, but he hasn’t shown any ill effects of that which is good news.
It’s really hard to split the pair, but I’d probably just side with Khaadem given he’s got a better draw.
Our final runner is Paddy’s Day in the nursery handicap (4.45pm). He’s a horse I really like and I’d like to think he’ll be competitive in this. However, these Goodwood nurseries are very tricky to win.