1pt win Al Karrar @6/1, 14:25 Goodwood, Thursday

6f Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) (Class 1) (2yo)

The market is dominated by the Royal Ascot formlines with favourite Royal Scotsman (3rd in the Coventry) and second favourite, Chateau (4th in the Windsor Castle) priced at 6/4 and 3/1 respectively. Of the two, the latter has the more exciting looking form, but both have impressed in their short careers thus far.

However, it might be worth taking a chance on AL KARRAR for trainer Tom Clover, who has a 45% strike-rate with two-year-olds this season. Al Karrar just has the one maiden win under his belt, but he gave some decent sorts a big headstart that day before coming home stylishly to win by 4 lengths. Back in third was the reopposing Swift Asset who was dispatched of easily and this son of Al Karrar could have huge levels of improvement in him having raced greenly.

This represents a huge step in class, but clearly the yard think highly of him and I liked the way he shaped on debut in similar conditions to what he will face here.

1pt win Al Karrar @6/1, 14:25 Goodwood, Thursday

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