Final day of Glorious Goodwood and an interesting card at Newmarket are the focus this afternoon. We are going to look at one race from each meeting.
The going at Goodwood is again Good to Firm and has been watered. Good at Newmarket and a dry cloudy day is forecast at both tracks.
3.45 Goodwood Qatar Stewards´ Cup (Heritage Handicap) (CLASS 2)
This is such a competitive race with so many variables that it makes limited appeal as a serious betting medium.
However I do want to touch on the chance of Dancing Star. She won a highly competitive and valuable 3yo handicap at Newmarket on her latest start and is very progressive. That came after two runs in June – a second place at York in unfavourable ground and a win at this course and distance.
Looking back at last year: Magical Memory won that same Newmarket race off the same handicap mark as Dancing Star before going on to win this race, again of the same mark.
Dancing Star looks to have a decent draw and ground conditions are fine. She is sure to run a massive race.
The other 3yo in the race is Raucous who is well worth keeping a close eye on.
If his high draw  doesn’t disadvantage him, he is capable of a big run.
Dancing Star is 5/1 generally with Raucous in at 16/1.
2.15 Newmarket British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) (CLASS 1)
Fireglow has the single best piece of form when 4th in the 1000 Guineas. However she has performed below that level in recent starts and has to prove she will stay this trip. She has run creditably three times at Newmarket in her twelve race career, picking up a victory here at the end of last season.
Lady Of Camelot ran well in the Lancashire Oaks and is sure to figure.
Sweeping Up is decent, stays well but is exposed.
Abingdon is the horse with most potential. A big filly with the physical scope to improve. Stepping up to 12f looks sure to suit and she can progress past her rivals.
Lady Of Camelot 3/1
Sweeping Up 6/1
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