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Day 2 of Goodwood Cup

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Talking Horses: best bets for day two of Glorious Goodwood

The first afternoon at Glorious Goodwood was little short of a disaster for the punters, with complete “skinners” for the bookies in three of the seven races, defeat for the hugely popular Big Orange in the Goodwood Cup and only one successful favourite. I’ve now been a (very) regular racegoer for about 30 years, and I’m sure that I can remember every one of the 100-1 winners I’ve seen in that time, including Mon Mome in the Grand National and Norton’s Coin in the Gold Cup, Morning Post in the sales race at the Leger meeting a few years ago and even The Dragon Master in a novice chase at Sandown in the early 1990s. I’m also fairly certain that I have never seen a 100-1 winner and a 50-1 winner on the same card, never mind with a 33-1 shot thrown in for good measure. It was the sort of afternoon that makes you wonder if the form book is a waste of time, and racing – at Goodwood at least – is all just random. Thankfully, however, the Group 1 Sussex Stakes should restore a little order to proceedings this afternoon, when Ribchester’s meeting with Churchill with the one-mile championship of Europe up for grabs promises to be the highlight of the week. The only real concern is that rain is now forecast for the track at lunchtime rather than after racing, but it remains to be seen how much will arrive and whether in sufficient quantity to affect the going – which is now good all over – or the race itself. Ribchester, the Queen Anne Stakes winner at Royal Ascot in June, was a fast-finishing third in this race last year and has improved significantly since, so his position as favourite at around 11-10 is understandable. If Churchill (3. —theguardian.com

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Goodwood 17:50 Winner Betting Odds | Horse Racing

Take a price and if the Starting Price is bigger get paid at the bigger odds. BetStars offer Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK, Irish and United Arab Emirates horse racing. Take a price on a horse and if the Starting Price (SP) is bigger we will pay you… —oddschecker.com

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Glorious Goodwood Day 2 ITV Racing Tips & Preview

Some illustrious names feature on the roll call for the Qatar Sussex Stakes and RIBCHESTER (Best price Evens) should add his name to a classy list.  History-breaker Frankel, Solow, Kingman and Canford Cliffs have all lifted the prestigious Group One prize in the last 10 years and Richard Fahey’s four-year could well have been bidding to emulate the wonderful Frankel had the cards dropped his way 12 months ago when he finished a frustrating third following trouble in running. —oddschecker.com

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Stradivarius new favourite for St Leger following Goodwood Cup victory

John Gosden pulled off a shrewd move to win the Goodwood Cup with his promising 3yo stayer. In receipt of a hefty 3yo allowance, the son of Sea The Stars eased clear of the The Big Orange in classy style to cruise to success in the Group One. Bookmakers reacted swiftly to his performance, installing him as the joint-favourite for the final classic of the season at Doncaster in September. —oddschecker.com

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