King George Has Kach Of The Day At Goodwood
From the Galway Plate to the King George Sprint over five-furlongs, there has certainly been something for everyone this week and in the Group 2 sprint, Tom Dascombe may well hold the key.
Hard To Kach
Course and distance winning three-year-old Kachy can snare the top honours in the King George Sprint at Goodwood on Friday for Tom Dascombe and Richard Kingscote.
The three-year-old claimed a Group 3 here last year as a juvenile and has always been held in high regard by his connections,
…doing them proud to finish second to Quiet Reflection in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.
Last time out at York, Kachy didn’t get involved against the older horses but a more patient approach may pay dividends this time and he is given the nod at 14/1.
Moore To Forge The Way
Sir Michael Stoute doesn’t have as many opportunities to leg Ryan Moore up as he once did, but unsurprisingly Stoute will always turn to Moore at a given opportunity and the pair looks capable of combining with Forge in the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes.
The Group 3 contest has attracted four Godolphin runners, Emotionless probably looking the best of them if progressing from his first run of the season at Royal Ascot, but Forge is surprisingly priced at 6/1 to take this mile contest and that could look very generous by Thursday evening.
Weld To Rule The Roost
The Guinness Handicap takes centre stage at Galway on Friday, a race which Dermot Weld has not yet won, surprisingly.
It must be said that the race hasn’t always been as lucrative as it is now but that said, Weld will be keen to end the drought and can do so with the first time blinkered Alveena.
The filly ran well in stakes company last time behind Sword Fighter, a horse who wasn’t disgraced at Goodwood on Thursday, and this drop back in grade will do her no harm and there’s nobody better than Pat Smullen to overcome the wide draw in stall 11.
Blazing A Trail
The Galway Blazers is seen as something of a consolation for those not quite rated high enough to make the Galway Plate and at a price Kylestyle makes appeal.
A winner at Down Royal in May, he went back there last month and finished third in the Galway Plate Trial and even accounting for his hike in the handicap it looked a fair run and he should not be discounted for Francis Flood and Ger Fox.
*Prices correct at time of publication
2:35 Goodwood – Forge 6/1
3:45 Goodwood – Kachy 14/1
6:15 Galway – Kylestyle 12/1
6:50 Galway – Alveena 3/1