Goodwood Festival Day 4

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THE CORSICAN has won twice at Goodwood and has also won over twelve furlongs. H es entered in The King George last weekend, however the ground went against him so he was withdrawn, that entry shows that the stable think a lot of him in my opinion. Last time out he ran in The Prince Of Wales Stake, where he finished fourth, although he would have got third and closer to the winner(s) with a clear run.

If he runs t that form again then he should win here, the opposition doesn’t look to deep. Hillstar is no better than a Group Three horse these days, Dubday has run with credit in his time over here, but it’s difficult to imagine him winning at higher than a Listed class race. Connecticut was very impressive last time out, at listed level, but at odds of 4/7 that was to be expected. The second home that day finished half a length second in a handicap this week, so the form receives’ some sort of a boost, but nothing like the form of The Corsican.

I have The Corsican as a good Group Two horse, with course form in the book and that makes him the bets to have.

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Back The Corsican at 3.00- Betfred [/symple_box]

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Time Test is rated as one of the best horses around by some people, LATHARNACH beat him comfortably last year. On Lantharnach’s first start of this season he finished second to Tupi who went on to finish fourth at Royal Ascot and then win a Listed race, he however wasn’t good enough in Group Two company on Tuesday, when he was eased down. Last timeout Latharnach ran in the St James’s Palace Stakes where he finished a good second to Gleneagles, with Aktabantay and Consort behind him. On a line through Consort he should have the beating of Jonny Barnes here and there’s no reason to think he cannot uphold the form with Aktabantay.

Neither Kool Kompany or Moheet could get near Gleneagles in the 2000 Guineas, however Moheet did have excuses as Dettori lost an iron early, however I don’t think that either of those horse are Group One milers, whereas Latharnach could probably mix it with the lower Group One horse and would probably pick-up a Group Two prize.

This represents a drop in grade and Latharnach is either going to have to under perform or something improve 5lbs to get past him.

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Back Latharnach at 2.75- [/symple_box]

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Muthmir is a semi-cliff horse for me, apart from his win in France he has been expensive to follow. However even under a penalty I’m tempted to give him another chance here, but I know I should be opposing him.

MOVE IN TIME won the Prix De l’Abbaye last year, despite not getting the clearest of runs. He had Moviesta, Take Cover, Cotai Glory and Justineo all in behind. He confirmed his well being when winning at Hamilton last month and comes into this race as a Group One winner without a penalty.

I would make Move In Time the favourite as he’s  well weighted and his back from from last year also working out well, with Goldream winning the Kings’ Stand.

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Osaila beat New Providence by a short head at Newmarket and I think she’ll uphold that form today. She looked fantastic when winning the Sandringham Handicap off top weight last time out, however it may be difficult for her to overturn the 1000 Guineas form with FADHAYYIL, where she has four lengths to find.

Fadhayyil finished a half length second to Dutch Connection in The Jersey Stakes and that form was not let down on Tuesday, when Dutch Connection ran a decent Group Two race and also an excellent run in a Group One before that.

Fadhayyil has only run five times and looks open to plenty of improvement, she has the potential to be a lot better than all of these at this distance and with her form franked strongly over the last month she is the one to side with.

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