KINGMAN is the star attraction at Glorious Goodwood on day two. I’ll be surprised if he fails to dispatch Toronado although tactics could play a pivotal role. One for the purists. Extremity did the business under a perfect Ryan Moore ride for this blog on day one. while Salutation and Dark Profit hit the crossbar. Let’s have another go on day two…
SOMEWHAT (2.30): May have been somewhat (see what I’ve done there?) flattered by his third in the Coral Eclipse but it was a career best and the extra two furlongs should suit him. On ratings he is 6lb better than these. The other big plus is that he’s trained by Glorious Goodwood expert Mark Johnston who should also take the opener with the rapidly improving MAID IN RIO.
PALLISTER (3.40): Johnston again. This fellow is progressive and I liked the way he won last time. There are eight runners and they all have winning form. His stablemate Chadic is 20/1 at the time of writing and could also pinch a place.
ROYAL RAZALMA: Has always been well regarded by her trainer and stepped up considerably on a quiet debut run by finishing a good second at Warwick. She should be in the thick of the shake-up in what is often a warm maiden.
PATTERNED: Luca Cumani rarely leaves Glorious Goodwood empty handed and this progressive looking Dansili filly has a likeable profile. She won nicely at Windsor and looks fairly treated, albeit in what is a tricky affair.
VALAIS GIRL: This is speculative but is largely based on her trainer Marcus Tregoning’s fine record at this meeting. (He is especially lethal with unraced two year olds). He often has a winner or two although Valais Girl will have to step up. She has showed signs of form in her last two runs but it would not be a big surprise if she runs into a place at a big price.