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Matt Chapman: This 10/1 shot could get you off to an Awesome start at Goodwood

by Matt Chapman | July 29, 2015

Here we go again. It’s Day 3 of Glorious Goodwood 2015 and another chance for us to hit Paddy where it hurts most – in his very deep pocket. You hear me Paddy?

We start Thursday with a near 1m2f handicap at 2.05pm (Mobile | Desktop). The one I like here is AWESOME POWER, who was favourite against some of these at Newmarket last time but never fired and finished tailed off. William Haggas’s raider has to be better than that, and is well drawn to prove the point.


In the stayers Group 2 Goodwood Cup at 3.10pm (Mobile | Desktop), Ascot Gold Cup hero Trip to Paris is having to give weight away all round. He’s good, but this is a tough task, and the one I want to back is SIMENON, for Ireland’s champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins and Frankie Dettori. A fine fourth in the Ascot Gold Cup, Simenon will be well suited by this slight drop in distance. He’s got a bit of pace, even at the age of eight.

Finally it’s all about the girls in the Group 3 Lillie Langtry Stakes (Mobile | Desktop), and no doubt HIDDEN GOLD should give us a good run for our money. She’s got a bit to find on official ratings, but she’s a proven stayer for an in-form team of Saeed bin Suroor and James Doyle. who banged in Toormore for us on Tuesday.

Once again all we need are a few Yeeehaaas. Fingers crossed! Good luck.

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