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2018 Glorious Goodwood day 3 betting tips: Race-by-race selections for Thursday

Glorious Goodwood enters a third day of action on Thursday. (credit:Credit by bettingpro)

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race tips for the third day of the 2018 Glorious Goodwood Festival, featuring the Group One Nassau Stakes.

The third day of the Glorious Goodwood Festival goes to post on Thursday, and another classy seven race card will unfold on the Sussex Downs, headed by the Group One Nassau Stakes.

The Group Two Lillie Langtry Stakes and the Group Two Richmond Stakes provide strong support to the day’s Group One feature; while there is also competitive handicap action.

1:50 - Matchbook Best Value Exchange Handicap Cl2 (3yo) 1m2f ITV
2:25 - Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m6f ITV
3:00 - Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 6f ITV
3:35 - Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f ITV
4:10 - Telegraph Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 7f RUK
4:45 - Markel Insurance British EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (2yo) 7f RUK
5:20 - Tatler Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-95) 5f RUK

Ed Chamberlaim and the team will be on hand again with their expert analysis, insights and tips; and Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections for all the day’s action.

1:50 - Matchbook Best Value Exchange Handicap Cl2 (3yo) 1m2f ITV


AL JELLABY (5/1, Paddy Power) showed useful form last term, finishing third to the smart Mildenberger on his second start, and he got off the mark at the third attempt when getting the better of White Mocha at Salisbury last September.

Clive Cox’s charge has finished in the silver medal berth on both runs this term, behind Corrosive at Ascot in May, and then behind Ulshaw Bridge at Doncaster when last seen at the end of June. Beaten a half-length or less in those two outings, the Exceed and Excel colt could have more to offer from just 1lb higher in the weights.

This longer trip is unlikely to prove an issue, and indeed could unlock further improvement; he can go well upped in grade, and no surprise if he continues to pull out improvement.

2:25 - Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m6f ITV


GOD GIVEN (7/2, Ladbrokes) lost nothing in defeat when beaten only a short-head in the Lancashire Oaks, caught only late in the day by Horseplay, and clear of the third horse home who reopposes here.

Luca Cumani’s charge had proven progressive last term, winning three times which included a Group Three at Deauville, and she rounded off last campaign with a creditable sixth to Bateel in the Prix Vermeille.

Fourth on her return, the Nathaniel filly struck in the Pinnacle Stakes when beating Crimson Rosette, digging deep; she subsequently posted that fine effort at Haydock, and she could be worth trying over longer trip to get back to winning ways.

3:00 - Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 6f ITV


SABRE (11/2, Paddy Power) posted a good performance when winning on debut at Newcastle, looking a potentially smart sort in the process as he ran out a three-lengths’ winner over Moojim.

Richard Fahey’s charge has twice since finished runner-up in Listed company at Sandown and Ascot latterly, finding only Soldier’s Call too strong in the Windsor Castle Stakes where he was beaten only a half-length having perhaps just been given too much to do from the back.

That form has worked out well with several subsequent winners having come out of the race since, which includes Group Two winner Van Beethoven. Likely to have more to offer, the Mayson colt can find further improvement with this step up in trip likely to suit, and he can get back to winning ways.

3:35 - Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f ITV


WILD ILLUSION (9/2, Coral) won two of her three starts last term, which included a defeat of Polydream to win the Group One Prix Marcel Boussac; Charlie Appleby’s charge has continued to run well this term without adding to her tally.

The Dubawi filly may just have needed the return when sent straight to the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in May, where she finished fourth to the reopposing Billesdon Brook and beaten just under three lengths. That rival had the benefit of a run though, and she may find it harder to confirm that form with the Godolphin runner now.

That Classic effort was bettered when she found only Forever Together too strong in the Epsom Oaks, and she again had to settle for second best in the Ribblesdale Stakes behind Magic Wand, travelling well into the race before finding less than expected. 

There is a slight suspicion though that that longer trip just stretches her stamina, and dropping to ten furlongs now, the lesser yardage could see the strong travelling filly get back on the up with a win here.

4:10 - Telegraph Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 7f RUK


BARRISTAN THE BOLD (6/1, William Hill) is still a maiden after three starts, but Tom Dascombe’s charge can dispel that tag here with a win.

The Excelebration colt has made the frame on all three career starts to date, most recently denied only by a nose at Windsor last month behind Magical Wish despite wandering across the track and just failing to get up. He had previously been beaten into third behind the reopposing Water Diviner at Wolverhampton, but he may have more scope than that rival and can turn the tables.

He is switched into handicap company now, and this opening rating certainly doesn’t look harsh judged on his efforts to date, which represents some strong form. Back up in trip here, he can improve and no surprise to see him shed his maiden label this time around.

4:45 - Markel Insurance British EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (2yo) 7f RUK


Those who have had the benefit of a run don’t set the bar particularly high, so the prize could well go to a newcomer and INCHARGE (10/1, Coral) is taken to make a winning debut for Charlie Hills, whose horses have struck a bit of form in recent days.

The impeccably bred Kingman filly was an expensive yearling purchase; but he is a well-related sort to some smart winners, and he makes plenty of appeal on paper as a likely sort to make a winning start in what should prove an informative race.

5:20 - Tatler Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-95) 5f RUK


COWBOY SOLDIER (5/1, William Hill) has already proven himself a decent performer in his four starts to date, never finishing worse than second and winning twice with successes at Newcastle and Windsor.

Robert Cowell’s charge most recently got the better of Koditime by a head, having gone close the time before at Bath behind Charming Guest, caught late having helped force the pace. Ridden more patiently next time, the form of his latest win has stood up and has thrown up a Listed winner since.

There may be more to come from him, and open to improvement he can defy a 6lbs rise in the weights to strike again in a race where he much less exposed than his rivals.

Robert Cowell can saddle a winner on the third day of Goodwood.

2018 GLORIOUS GOODWOOD TIPS - DAY THREE SELECTIONS


1:50 - AL JELLABY (5/1, Paddy Power)

2:25 - GOD GIVEN (7/2, Ladbrokes)

3:00 - SABRE (11/2, Paddy Power)

3:35 - WILD ILLUSION (9/2, Coral)

4:10 - BARRISTAN THE BOLD (6/1, William Hill)

4:45 - INCHARGE (10/1, Coral)

5:20 - COWBOY SOLDIER (5/1, William Hill)



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