By News Team
28th July 2020
The brilliant racing from Goodwood continues on Wednesday with arguably one of the races of the season, the Sussex Stakes, the feature.
Here are Nick Luck’s day two thoughts.
Knight’s runner a Seinesational bet
Another tremendous day’s racing at Goodwood, old monkey SEINESATIONAL will look to put his best foot forward in the staying handicap (1:45pm). William Knight’s five-year-old ran a respectable race without ever really threatening at Haydock last time, and he’s now down to the same mark from which he was second in this last year. This track suits him well, as will the drying ground, and he makes fair each-way appeal at 11/1.
You can never dismiss a Johnston runner at Goodwood
The very tight looking 12-furlong handicap (2:15pm) can go the way of Mark Johnston’s GLENTIES, who is making really good strides with each race. He is relatively unexposed over this trip, has form on this track and looks tactically adaptable. The Johnston runner is priced at 6/1.
Sardinia Sunset can scorch past rivals in Molecomb
SARDINIA SUNSET looks the play at 9/2 in the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes (2:45pm). I don’t think she has an awful lot in hand over many of these, and there are some interesting improvers in here (Wings Of A Dove most notably), but Roger Varian’s filly showed plenty of guts at York in the Marygate, having run with lots of credit in a warm Queen Mary.
Mohaather to take epic-looking Sussex
The race of the day and probably the race of the week. I can envisage almost any result in the Sussex Stakes (3:15pm), but MOHAATHER gets the vote with the ground drying likely to favour a turn of foot. He looked right out of the top drawer at Ascot last time, is uncomplicated, and this round mile looks tailor-made for him. It’s set to be a brilliant race, with virtually all of them holding strong claims, but Marcus Tregoning’s runner is the one for me at 11/4.
Burke’s contender might be too Sprightly for the others
My final selection is SPRIGHT in the fillies’ conditions stakes (3:45pm). She looks a filly with plenty of pace and professionalism judged on her York win last time, and she’s been found a very winnable opportunity here at 11/4.