Luke Morris’ Saturday revolves around the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood
THE final day of Glorious Goodwood is all about the Stewards’ Cup for me with good rides in the big race and the consolation race as well.
These big sprint handicaps are always seriously competitive and if I could get to the front where it matters in one of them at Goodwood it would be a terrific buzz.
It’ll also be exciting to see what Minding does in the Nassau Stakes. I put her up as one of my horses to follow this year in an earlier blog and she has been quite something to watch. Hopefully she’ll turn in another star performance.
It’s a busy day for me as I’m riding at Lingfield as well as Glorious Goodwood and fingers crossed I can grab a winner or two.
He ran very well the last day and is a horse who likes to go forwards as he has plenty of speed. I think Goodwood will really suit him as a result and, while it’s a very competitive race, I think he’s got a strong each-way chance.
This looks a fiercely competitive race with lots of improvers in it. He’s been in good form this season but his last couple of runs indicate the handicapper has started to get him. On the plus side, he’s nicely drawn in stall six and has got a nice light weight.
I’m not riding in this race but it looks a straightforward task for Minding. She’s had a fantastic year and she’s had a little break before this race to freshen her up. Anything but a win for her would be a huge shock.
He’s a horse who seems to be really well suited to these big field handicaps because they go hard and he can travel before using his good turn of foot. There looks to be pace everywhere so hopefully there won’t be too much of a bias with the draw and he’s more than capable of going in if he gets a bit of luck.
5.55 Lingfield – Magical Forest
She’s showed a good level of form so far and has had a little break since her last run. Hopefully she’s strengthened up for that and I think she’ll be there or thereabouts.
6.30 Lingfield – Unnoticed
He looks like he’s been a bit disappointing. He’s dropped in grade for this race but you’d still like to see him do a bit more on the track before you were able to be confident in his chances. Hopefully the easier opposition can spark something in him.
7.00 Lingfield – Roundabout Magic
He looks one for nurseries in time. He’s shown some speed in his races so far but there are a couple of others in this race who you would imagine he’d struggle to beat.
7.30 Lingfield – Cliff Face
This is her first start for my boss Sir Mark Prescott and she ran a good race on her last start for another yard. She was unlucky not to win that race last time and, granted a bit more luck than she had that day, I think she should take all the beating.
8.00 Lingfield – Cliffhanger
She ran well in a similar type of race last time only just coming up short. Her trainer Paul Cole has his horses really well at the moment and I’d like to think she can be thereabouts in this.
8.30 Lingfield – Cartwright
He’s taken a little while to come to hand this year after having a few niggly little issues before this. He’ll definitely improve for the run and has been drawn wide, which is not ideal, and whether he’ll be at his best for this I wouldn’t be too sure. I do think he’ll be a nice horse to follow for the rest of the year though.