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Big Orange to land a hat-trick

Frank Monkhouse | 1 August 2017

Dettori back in the saddle

Settle back as a summer of magnificent British horse racing action continues. Goodwood starts on Tuesday, and Coral are betting on every race, including the group two Vintage Stakes, Lennox Stakes and group one Goodwood Cup.

As you would expect, our in form team of tipsters, who found a list of nice price winners last week, take aim on the West Sussex track. We’ve got everything you need to boost your betting balance, from our popular race-by-race selections to NAP of the card. Click here to place your big price multiples, or read on for our ace.

It’s difficult to oppose Big Orange

The 1.50pm handicap starts things off, and we’re hopeful Abdon will get the ball rolling with a nice price winner, but we’re waiting until race of the day for our main play, the 3.35pm Goodwood Cup Stakes. A group one affair, decided over the two-mile trip, a bumper 16-runner field contest a near £300,000 prize pot.

The one to take home the winner’s cheque – if our thinking proves to be shrewd – is fans’ favourite Big Orange. It’s extremely difficult to go against Michael Bell’s superstar, who arrives at course on the back of a jaw-dropping win in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in June. Going off a big price that day, he beat odds-on favourite Order Of St George into second, a short-head the recorded winning distance.

Back the NAP sooner rather than later

That win followed success at Sandown back in May, winning the Henry II Stakes, a far more convincing champion on that occasion, slapping down Higher Power by five lengths. Will he bank a hat-trick of group successes? We reckon so, as do our traders, who make the selection a red-hot favourite, 4/5 available at the time of writing. That’s sure to be popular in midweek accumulators.

Big Orange is a previous course and distance winner, taking this race in 2015 and again 12 months ago. Frankie Dettori was in the saddle for that win at Sandown earlier this year, and is back doing the steering again today. That’ll attract the attention of casual punters, so getting on Big Orange sooner rather than later looks a smart move.

Goodwood selections

1.50 – Abdon

2.25 – Expert Eye

3.00 – Limato

3.35 – Big Orange

4.10 – Tribal Quest

4.45 – Atletico

5.15 – Ghadaayer

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