We nailed three decent winners at Goodwood on Thursday including the NAP Winter.
We're back for more on Friday, day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival with Danny Archer's leading fancies...
1:50: Goodwood: Poet's Word 9/4 and Lord Yeats 6/1 Each Way.
Sir Michael Stoute's Poet's Word has improved manifold this season and he followed up a decisive win on the All Weather at Chelmsford with a fast finishing second placed effort in the G3 Huxley Stakes at Chester last time. Another tight track here at Goodwood should once again suit him and whilst the ground is an unknown, he has improved with every run.
Lord Yeats has showed improved form to land events at York and Newmarket on his last two starts and his front running style has seen him to good effect. He handles softer conditions, is tough and genuine and could make a real fist if things from the front.
2:25: Goodwood: Make Time 7/2.
Won on soft ground at Salisbury in September by five lengths and despite finding Greenham too deep at Newbury on his seasonal reappearance, he was a facile six length winner at Sandown last time out. There is more to come and whilst he must step up again, he looks an exciting talent.
3:00: Goodwood: Blair House 11/2 Each Way and Greenside 10/1 Each Way.
I remember speaking to Charlie Appleby about Blair House after the Royal Hunt Cup and he was excited that this horse would improve again on softer ground. He's got that today and he remains thoroughly unexposed after his fine effort at Royal Ascot.
Greenside has importantly won on soft ground and whilst he could only muster a sixth placed finish at Sandown last time, he has only had nine starts and a mark of 99 might underestimate him.
3:35: Goodwood: Profitable 9/4.
The big positive with Clive Cox's charge is his liking for the ground having won the King's Stand in soft conditions last year. He was a fine second to the monster filly Lady Aurelia at Ascot last time in the same race and this track should suit.
4:10: Goodwood: Gift In Time 9/2 and Quayside 9/1 Each Way.
James Given's Gift In Time was second in his debut on soft ground and has since won a novice event at Chester. He needs to step up again on that form but is interesting.
Quayside lost all chance at the start last time when he fell out of the stalls. It's best to put a line through that run and with his breeding suggesting he might like this ground coupled with a low weight, he is a decent value bet.
4:40: Goodwood: Al Jazi 5/2 Goodwood NAP and Tomyris 6/1 Each Way.
Al Jazi won this race last year and should relish the resting ground. A winner before in heavy ground, the French raider won at Maisons-Laffitte in April before struggling in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last time. The return to seven furlongs is a plus and she has a huge chance on form.
Tomyris was a gutsy winner at York in May on soft ground before running with credit in the G1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last time. She is an unexposed filly on the up who will like the ground.
Me Too Nagasaki 15/2 Each Way and Swiftsure 8/1 Each Way.
Ultra competitive this but I've been very interested by Me Too Nagasaki all year. I was at Sandown last time when he stayed on nicely from the back of the field to grab second. Everything happened up front that day and over this longer trip, I feel this will really suit him.
Swiftsure was a decisive winner at Pontefract in June before not being in the same form at Newmarket just six days later. This ground shouldn't inconvenience him and he looks a live contender in an open heat.
11/1 Goodwood Win Double
3:35: Goodwood: Profitable
4:40: Goodwood: Al Jazi