1.20pm – Thames Materials Handicap (7f)

The original two at the head of the betting are now not running, which makes this a wide open heat. The top weight, Oo De Lally looks to have a strong chance of adding to his already impressive strike rate. Winner of a handicap off 4lb lower on his penultimate start, that form reads well with the runner up going well here earlier in the week. Oo De Lally was second to Rhoscolyn here on soft ground and that form has been franked to no end by the winner. William Carver takes 5lb off his back which could be crucial off this high rating.

Bet
Oo De Lally – 1pt Win (7/1)

1.55pm – Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap (6f)

Since joining Michael Appleby, Boundless Power has taken his form to a new level. Winning twice, finishing runner up twice as well as a fifth at Ascot, where the action unfolded away from him and he could just never get into the race. He’s still on an upwards curve and the way he finishes off his races, the step up to 6f won’t do him any harm, whilst he also won’t have any problems going to the first early pace that they usually go here in big sprint fields on this downhill track.

Bet
Boundless Power – 0.5pts Each Way (12/1 – 1/4 odds, 5 places)

2.30pm –  Summer Handicap (1m6f)

This is ultra competitive, but I’m siding with My Frankel to give Sir Michael Stoute a first winner of the week. He’s only run seven times so far, winning three of them, and the esteemed trainer is renowned for getting horses to keep on improving with age. He ran a good race in third under similar conditions last time, but it’s the step up in trip which I think will be enough to see him home here. Hitting the line strongly over a mile and half, this extra distance might be just what he needs to take that next step forward.

Bet
My Frankel – 1pt Win (6/1)

3.05pm – Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2) (1m6f)

Wonderful Tonight looks a a real star for David Menuisier, winning a couple of Group 1’s at the back end of last year before coming out and winning the Hardwicke at Royal Ascot when apparently not fit enough. Albaflora was behind her that day, but there isn’t as much between them as the betting suggests. She was a head second to the St Leger runner up over this trip to finish last season, then came out and walloped the field by seven lengths on her reappearance in May. A fourth in the Coronation Cup is certainly no disgrace and while she was comfortably beaten by Wonderful Tonight last time, she spread a plate which wouldn’t have done her any favours and she gets a 3lb swing in the weights today.

Bet
Albaflora – 1pt Win (13/2)

3.40pm – Unibet Stewards’ Cup (6f)

Horses near the head of the weights have generally been the ones to follow in this contest recently, so that’s why my chief selection is from there. Ejtilaab has only raced at 6f on three occasions, but has won all three. The most recent of those was at Newcastle where he won convincingly by over three lengths. Still progressive at the trip, he’s versatile tactically and could well go on to contest group races after this.

At a big price, Justanotherbottle looks worth chancing. He was second in this in 2018 and fifth in 2019 – they were his only two visits to the track. So he clearly likes this place and he’s been slipping down the weights, which is what makes him look overpriced. Now 2lbs below his last winning mark at a track he’s proven to go well at, he looks worth a bet.

Bet
Ejtilaab – 1pt Each Way (10/1 – 1/4 odds, 5 places)

Justanotherbottle – 0.5pts Each Way (40/1 – 1/4 odds, 5 paces)

4.10pm – British European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Stakes (7f)

Only two favourites have won this in the past eight years and the ones with experience haven’t been too well supported in the market here. So an interesting debutant from a good draw in stall 2, is Imperial Fighter. A half-brother to seven winners, he should possess a decent level of ability. Andrew Balding has had a very good week so far with 3 winners (including the fillies maiden on Thursday) and a further 6 places, so hopefully that can continue!

Bet
Imperial Fighter – 1pt Win (9/1)

4.45pm – Signature Apprentice Handicap (1m1f)

The Apprentice race signs off Glorious Goodwood and this is all about jockeyship for me. As the majority of these jockeys are inexperienced, it can often be that they go too hard in these contests, given adrenaline on the big stage. Marco Ghiani is having a terrific season and is the best jockey in this race for me, so if anyone is going to get the fractions right, I think it’ll be him. Fantasy Believer is his mount, who can be slowly away, but that wouldn’t worry me in these circumstances. This is a lesser class race than his last couple and what’s also encouraging is he’s finished second over this course and distance previously, when blowing his chance at the start. He needs a lot to fall right for him, but this could well be the race it occurs.

Bet
Fantasy Believer – 0.5pts Each Way (12/1 – 1/5 odds, 5 places)