By News Team
Last Updated: 31st July 2020
The racing has been fantastic this week, and Nick Luck is looking forward to the final day of racing at Gloroius Goodwood. Here’s his picks for the final day of racing.
Six furlongs ideal for Batchelor Boy
I’ll kick things off with the three-year-old BATCHELOR BOY (1.50pm) in the Stewards’ Cup consolation race. He has been chipping away progressively over five furlongs, but I’m sure he wants six and this looks a perfect spot for him at 10/1. I like his draw if you believe the going stick, and Ryan Moore is 1-from-1 on him.
Laafy to stay longer trip
Moore can complete a double aboard Sir Michael Stoute’s progressive LAAFY (2.25pm) in the 14-furlong handicap. He has been raced extensively on slow ground, but I am sure the very deep surface did him no favours at Haydock last time, when he still ran with great credit. There is more to come now he tackles a longer trip once again (he stayed very well last year). He’s my fancy at 5/2.
Perfect ground for Enbihaar
The ground has come right for ENBIHAAR (3.00pm) in the Lillie Langtry. She’s EVS and was undone by the showers at the July Meeting on her comeback, but I thought she shaped as though all the ability was still there and she remains a very bright prospect for the rest of the season. I was impressed by Cabaletta at Newbury and think she could outrun her odds.
Mr Lupton to run a big race
It’s quite difficult to get away from NAHAAR in the Stewards’ Cup itself, as he was so impressive last time and looks well ahead of the posse. He was twice beaten at short odds on good to firm last season, however, and I’m happier taking a chance each way on old timer MR LUPTON (3.35pm) at 33/1. The handicapper has sliced off nine pounds in three runs, which looks very generous on the basis of his decent run on his seasonal debut. He’s a pacey horse at six furlongs, which suits this race, and he ran pretty close to his best on his only previous try at this track (over five behind Battaash).
Tomfre to bounce back
TOMFRE (4.10pm) is my final pick of the day in the seven-furlong handicap at 15/2. His Sandown run makes him look attractively treated, and I’m prepared to forgive his lacklustre run in the Bunbury Cup, when he was interfered with multiple times and never really got a clear shot at it.