Luke Morris has a fancy in the Lennox Stakes on Day 1 of Goodwood
GLORIOUS Goodwood is one of the best meetings of the entire year with five days of excellent racing at one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world.
The big race of the first day is the Lennox Stakes (3.10) and I really like Home Of The Brave. He’s nicely drawn in stall three and you’d imagine his stablemate Gifted Master isn’t going to take him on for the lead, so he might get a soft time of things on the front. I think he’ll be hard to pass.
In the Summer Stakes (3.45) I’m a big fan of King Bolete and think he’s a nice horse. However, Elidor is a horse who is better than his price and I expect he’ll run well at big odds.
As for my rides, I think I have some solid chances and hope I can grab a winner on day one.
The ground is a slight question mark after he ran so well on the softer ground in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot last time. If he handles the ground then I think he’s got a solid each-way chance. Boynton and War Decree are the horses to beat but bar them it looks an open enough race and my horse’s form is strong. The step up in trip will help him as well, I think.
He did well last summer winning a couple of times and he’s dropped to a good mark since then. He’s more than capable off his rating, but the draw is probably not ideal for him in stall one and being on the wing really isn’t ideal at Goodwood. He might just find a couple too good for him in this race.
He’s a nicely bred horse and is likely to have a bit of speed as he’s by Royal Applause. If he’s making his debut at Glorious Goodwood then you’d imagine he’s been showing enough at home to justify it, but he might be better for the experience.
She stayed on well the last day at Chepstow over seven furlongs so I think she’ll stay the mile in this race. She’s potentially vulnerable to an improver, but she’s in really good form and her trainer Paul Cole has his horses in terrific form as well. She’s got a solid each-way chance too.