Goodwood Previews – Get on them!

Loyaliste looks lovely at 7s

Loyaliste looks good value at 7/1 to follow up his course victory in the 3.05 Goodwood.

Richard Hannon’s colt came late and fast to land an amateur riders’ event at the Sussex track over 1m 1f, and the way he was finishing suggested that today’s extra furlong could bring about even further improvement.

If that’s the case then a 3lb rise in the weights could prove lenient, and if you take out the favourite Grumeti then this doesn’t look the strongest of contests.

The fact that Loyaliste has proved his effectiveness on Goodwood’s unique undulating track is a massive plus which gives him an edge over all of his rivals, and with Pat Dobb’s taking over the in the saddle he is going to take all the beating now that his confidence has been boosted.

I find it impossible to see him not being in the frame at the very least, and at 7/1 he looks an each-way steal.

Recommended bet: 2pts each-way Loyaliste (7/1 bet365, Hills – BOG)
8/1 South Cape poised to strike

South Cape is now dangerously well handicapped, and looks terrific value at 8/1 in the 3.35 at Goodwood.

Gary Moore’s charge has been out of form this season, but as a result is now 14lb lower in the weights than when scoring at Nottingham last October.

He is now running off a career low mark of 71, and that gives him a huge chance from a handicap perspective.

The gelding has form the book which would see him win this with something to spare if bouncing back, and under his optimum conditions he must go close receiving weight from all bar one of his rivals.

His hold up style means that he is reliant on getting the splits at the right time, but granted luck in running he has to be competitive in this line-up.

I had him priced up at no bigger than 6s for this, so the 8/1 on offer looks too big and should be snapped up.

Recommended bet: 3pts win South Cape (8/1 generally available – BOG firms)

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