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August 1: Hayley Turner's Glorious Goodwood Picks

by Hayley Turner, GBI Racing

July 31, 2017

GBI Racing Ambassador and former leading jockey, Hayley Turner, gives her expert insight on Tuesday's racing.

1.50 (8:50AM ET) Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap
He had an encouraging debut over a mile and a quarter at York last month, only being beaten by just over a length.  He was held up that day, which doesn’t always suit horses at York, so I can definitely see an improvement coming here.

2.25 (9:25AM ET) Qatar Vintage Stakes (Group 2)
Another Ryan Moore ride here. I thought Seahenge looked very green when winning comfortably at Naas and Aidan O’Brien doesn’t have too many two-year-olds that win first time out. Aidan would have had a number of horses to choose from for this race and it’s telling that he selected Seahenge.

3.00 (10:00AM ET) Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2)
He wouldn’t want the ground any softer than good. I think he has his confidence back after the setback in Dubai and is improving slowly in every race and should be spot on for this. I also like Home Of The Brave; the draw is always important at Goodwood and he is drawn in one which is a big advantage.

3.35 (10:35AM ET) Qatar Goodwood Cup Stakes (Group 1)
This horse is in great form and I know the lads at the yard are really happy with him, as he looks to win this race for a third time in a row. He doesn’t want a lot of rain and the forecast is so far looking favourable. Elsewhere I like James Fanshawe’s in-form Higher Power as an each-way chance. He won the Northumberland Plate carrying a weight that no horse has done in a long time which was a great performance.