Early Bird – 2nd August

1:50 Goodwood – Sing Out Loud – 1pt e/w @ 10/1 Paddy Power 1/5th odds 4 places

3:00 Goodwood – Maries Diamond – 1.5pt win @ 5/1 Widely available

1:50 Goodwood – Sing Out Loud – 1pt e/w @ 10/1 Paddy Power 1/5th odds 4 places

Not really my sort of day at Goodwood on Thursday with several 2yo and 3yo races where there is little form to go on and where there is bound to be potential not yet seen on the racecourse, though often this can be known within the yards already! For us as punters it means we have to use a fair bit of guesswork and take what little we have. That is why I am chancing Sing Out Loud here at the bottom of the weights. Seems best coming off a strong pace as seen when winning here two starts back coming from the back to win going away. Wasn’t suited to the pace when not settling when last seen and so can be forgiven. Pace is likely to be good here with several horses who have front run or tend to race prominently in opposition. Yard form is fine, the horse is drawn wide but that is not so much of an issue for a horse who likes to be held up. Never easy off bottom weight against classy horses but this still has potential, handles any ground and is a course winner.

3:00 Goodwood – Maries Diamond – 1.5pt win @ 5/1 Widely available

Hot little group 2 for the 2yo colts and geldings. I am siding with Maries Diamond though for the Johnston yard who often target this meeting. Has really stepped up its form the last twice including when winning in group company over in Ireland. Doesn’t lack for any experience whilst they have also secured champion jockey and in form rider De Souza. This horse is going the right way and is sure to be spot on for this race. From a good draw this could be hard to pass.