Goodwood Races: Tips, racecards, odds and betting preview for Sunday's card live on ITV

Goodwood Races: Tips, racecards, odds and betting preview for Sunday's card live on ITV

August 29, 2020

ANOTHER Sunday, another decent offering on ITV with a few punting opportunities.

Goodwood races for the third day on the trot and the ground has taken a battering. Keep that in mind if you're taking a chance or two.


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Race 3 – 1.50 Ladbrokes Best Odds Guaranteed Fillies' Handicap

It's not a race to go wild in, but a 6lbs rise may not be enough to stop ICE SPRITE winning again for William Haggas.

She won cosily at Windsor last time out off a mark of 78 and looked like there was plenty more to come.

She won going away with the second well clear and she gets weight from more exposed rivals here. She'll be short enough but should win this if all goes to plan.

Hughie Morrison's Urban Artist is a useful mare over hurdles and is now a winner on the Flat too.

A mark of 80 looks lenient enough but she still has a bit to prove. The ground will suit her but I'm not sure she beat much in her maiden.

Point In Time looks like she needs more help from the handicapper.

The danger may be David Simcock's Alemagna who drops in class over a course and distance she has won on. The ground may be a question mark.


Race 4 – 2.25 Ladbrokes Giving Extra Places Every Day Handicap

Take a chance on ATALANTA'S BOY who hails from the David Menuisier team.

He was well-backed before the Stewards' Cup last time but never had a shout there given how things panned out.

He's back into calmer waters here and the ground should suit plenty better.

There is definitely some more wiggle room off his mark and given the field of ten the draw shouldn't be a factor.

Three-year-old Desert Safari is interesting back on turf. He's very lightly-tried and is one to keep an eye on in the betting.

Clive Cox continues in good nick and his Louie De Palma should not be ruled out whatsoever.

He goes with dig in the ground and the handicapper has steadily given him a shout.

SELECTION: Atalanta's Boy

Race 5 – 3.00 Ladbrokes Get Your Daily Odds Boost Handicap

Another race I'm not keen to play after a good look. But if forced to show my hand I'd be siding with IT'S GOOD TO LAUGH.

If you put a line through his latest start, and given the conditions there you can, he'd be plenty shorter for this.

He's gone up 10lbs without winning this season, which is never ideal, but on a couple of occasions he's simply bumped into one.

He's still lightly-raced and might just make up into a horse rated around the 100 mark come the end of the season.

Al Madhar has been quiet in two runs this season, failing to kick on from two wins as a juvenile. He has his sights lowered now but it's still hard to trust him.

Overwrite would probably prefer better ground and has been busy enough.

Native Tribe may need a hand from the handicapper before he strikes.

Rae Guest's Rosa Gold is chasing a four-timer. But this demands much more and she could run at Newmarket on Saturday.

The obvious danger is Fiji. Keep a close eye on him in the market.

SELECTION: It's Good To Laugh

Race 6 – 3.35 Ladbrokes Supreme Stakes (Group 3)

Another tricky heat for punters to close the ITV card – but it could well be worth taking a flyer on the improving TORO STRIKE who won well here at the Glorious meeting.

He's progressed out of handicaps now and could just kick on past a few of these mor eexposed seven furlong stalwarts.

There's no class act in the field and at big odds it may pay to chance Richard Fahey's three-year-old who gets weight and makes the long journey down to a course he goes well at.

Oisin Murphy takes the ride like he did for his handicap rout last time, a race that has been boosted since.

Escobar has failed to make an impact since being taken out of handicaps. It may be he just needs a bigger field to thrive. He gets conditions here though.

D'bai sets a decent standard but can be taken on given his form so far this season.

Happy Power should be favourite in my book. He bolted up last time at Salisbury and if building on that will be the big danger.

He should act on the ground too and does stay a bit further.

SELECTION: Toro Strike

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