Glorious Goodwood Day 4 Preview and Betting Tips

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Friday marks the fourth day of action at Glorious Goodwood and there are plenty of high-quality races to get stuck into over the course of the day.

Action from the Glorious Goodwood Festival

Into the home straight at Glorious Goodwood on Friday afternoon as we reach the penultimate afternoon of the meeting on the famous Sussex turf.

The King George Qatar Stakes is the main event on Friday as Battaash bids to win for the fifth year running.

Racing at Glorious Goodwood is from 1.50pm-5.20pm and you can watch every race via live streaming when logged into MansionBet – as well as all the UK and Irish action from elsewhere.

1.50 – Unibet 3 Boosts A Day Goodwood Handicap (2m4½f)

Well-backed Chester Plate winner GREEN BOOK arrives into this contest for trainer Venetia Williams on the back of an excellent fifth in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot last month over 2m5½f. The 4YO Authorized gelding won’t mind the ground however he finds it and could still have more to offer over marathon distances. He’s some potential each-away value in a race where Elysian Flame and Platform Nineteen are greatly respected.

Selection: Green Book @ 11/1*

2.25 – Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3, 1m)

Given the manner in which he extended his perfect sequence to 3-3 in Listed company at Newmarket recently, this race looks to be BAAEED’s for the taking. The Sea The Stars colt dismissed some solid benchmarks with disdain at HQ and surely is headed for bigger stages. William Haggas and Jim Crowley hold the ace-hand here.

Selection: Baaeed @ 4/6

3.00 – Unibet Golden Mile Handicap (1m)

The Golden Mile is wide open. Maydanny won at this meeting last year and his close second to Magical Morning recently at Sandown brings them both in. Path Of Thunder is well-in under a penalty for his Newmarket success three weeks ago but Salisbury winner Johan is a player too. Behind him in second then was VARIYANN on first start for new trainer Martyn Meade. He’s got more to come and is a previous C&D winner so, in spite of a poor draw, is fancied to run well at a price.

Selection: Variyann @ 16/1 (see below for the latest updated odds for this rate)

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3.35 – King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2, 5f)

Heavy rain scuppered the ‘five-in-a-row’ bid from Stradivarius on Tuesday but things looks spot on for BATTAASH in his quest to win a fifth straight King George Qatar Stakes. He’s 4-4 at this venue, which is nothing short of tailor-made for his speedy style. Last month’s Royal Ascot return was satisfactory on reflection and there’s no reason to go against him in his latest Goodwood glory bid.

Selection: Battaash @ 5/4 (see below for the latest updated odds for this race)

Latest Odds for the King George Stakes

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4.10 – L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes (Group 3, 1m4f)

Euchen Glen is a really admirable performer who has thrived this season but perhaps a penalty concession here is asking too much. Without A Fight could offer some each-way value but last year’s Gordon Stakes winner MOGUL is hard to oppose back over this C&D. He won two Group 1s after that in France and America and all three runs this season have come in the top grade. The Ballydoyle inmate should take advantage of this class-drop.

Selection: Mogul @ 5/2

4.45 – Unibet Deposit 10 Get 40 Bonus Nursery (6f)

A typically competitive nursery for this meeting, with lots in with chances. Richard Hannon saddles four and his King Power runner TROPEZ POWER is one that can improve. He was awarded his Newbury novice win in the stewards’ room – deservedly – and is likely going to improve again under Silvestre De Sousa. Recent Chester winner Ever Given for Tom Dascombe is a close second choice.

Selection: Tropez Power @ 7/1

17.20 – TDN Australia Handicap (1m3½f)

A daunting finale over just shy of the mile-and-a-half. The form of Wink Of An Eye is strong and William Haggas’ Royal runner has a major shot at a four-timer but BILL PEYTO has some very promising novice form in the books already and David Simcock’s charge is fancied to take another step forward now going handicapping over this much longer trip.

Selection: Bill Peyto @ 6/1

*All odds correct at time of writing

Enda is a journalist who specialises in horse racing, especially the action in the UK and Ireland, and has shared his racing betting tips on a number of well-known publications and websites over the last 10 years.
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