By News Team
30th July 2021
The fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood and one of the hardest handicaps on the Flat calendar to solve in the Stewards’ Cup.
Nick Luck has previewed the six-furlong contest as well as the remainder of the card.
FARASI LANE looks a fair each-way price at 9/1 in the opener on the final day of Glorious Goodwood (1.20pm). I have been impressed by the way Tom Ward has brought this horse through the ranks, and cheekpieces made all the difference at Sandown last time. Developing and growing all the time, he can build on that under conditions that should suit ideally.
BOUNDLESS POWER is as confident a pick as I can make in a sprint handicap (1.55pm) at 16/1. He needs a finesse ride, but has the perfect set up here to be produced late. Quite impressive at Nottingham in a race that has worked out nicely, he produced a fine effort upped in grade at Ascot last time when not getting the breaks. He is under the handicapper’s radar and has one of these big prizes in him for sure.
URBAN ARTIST can appreciate the return to handicap company in a useful stayers’ race (2.30pm). She had to work hard to try to make all over a sharp enough trip at Pontefract, where the ground was likely a bit too quick for her as well. She’s very tough, has shown a fondness for this track and isn’t badly treated at all at 8/1.
DIVINELY is worth a few quid each-way at 12/1 in the Lille Langtry (3.05pm). While Wonderful Tonight is a deservedly short price, this race has a nice shape to try to get one in the frame at a decent price. The Ballydoyle filly is the only three-year-old in the field from a Classic generation that has been extremely well represented in all-age group races throughout the last month. As for this filly, she was unlucky not to win the Ribblesdale, while seeing a distant view of Snowfall is hardly a disgrace. A step up in trip should be within her compass and she is the most interesting rival to the favourite.
GREAT AMBASSADOR (11/1) and ZARZYNI (18/1) are the two that I’m keen on in the Stewards’ Cup (3.40pm). The former has been laid out for this since winning tidily on his stable debut at Kempton, and I thought he ran a superb race behind subsequent Group winner Chil Chil, a somewhat luckless run that makes him look quite well handicapped for a yard that has had an exceptional season. As for Zarzyni, he blew out in the Rockngham, but was right back on point last time and appears to be really well suited by a very fast run six furlongs.