I like the chances of Quest For More in the Goodwood Cup. The form is excellent with just a neck-loss in a 12 furlong handicap at Newmarket his only defeat in his last four starts. Short of his ideal trip, that was an impressive performance and reads well alongside top-weight victories in the Northumberland Plate and Goodwood’s Lidsey Silver Anniversary Handicap this season.
Trip To Paris won what looks like a weak renewal of the Ascot Gold Cup and now has a 4lb penalty to overcome. I’m keen to take him on. 5/1 on the selection looks quite solid, although after Ben Linfoot of Sporting Life put him up last night at 8/1 a lot of the value has gone.
Receiving a whopping 20lbs from the field at the bottom of the weights, another interesting runner is the 20/1 3yo Vive Ma Fille, who could easily outrun her odds. Her young age entitles her to improvement – which she’ll need based on past form – and her massive weight allowance alone could be enough to get her nose in front. A small, speculative each way punt is advised.
Fancy a double? Keble, who runs in the opener, had his form franked by Scottish’s excellent performance in the Gordon Stakes yesterday, where he went down a length to French Derby 2nd Highland Reel – the two drew five lengths clear of the rest of the field, and that’s close to Group One form. I like the each way double with Quest For More, as I confident both will at least place – the place bet alone pays out 10/1.
0.5Pts EW Double, Keble & Quest For More @38/1Leave a comment