This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
So glorious they named it so.
Good news for the posh. The Cartier Polo event last weekend may have claimed to be the highlight of the summer social calendar, but if you missed it, another event with the same claim is here. So upper-class is it, that it is estimated 500 lobsters will be served throughout the week. Romford Greyhounds it is not – welcome to Goodwood, five days of horseracing, and barely a dropped vowel in sight.
Let us mark your card:
The Sussex Stakes – Wednesday 27th July
This could prove the most exciting race of the week, as Frankel goes head to head with Canford Cliffs over a mile. Both horses arrive with impressive victories at Ascot under their belt hence its little surprise that the bookies can hardly choose between them. We fancy Frankel as being the slightly stronger horse (5/6 with Ladbrokes).
Goodwood Cup – Thursday 28th July
Back Ascot Gold Cup runner-up Opinion Poll to go one better, in the big race of the day.
The Nassau Stakes – Saturday 30th July
The Group One highlight of the final day, where five-year-old Midday is bidding for her third successive victory (3.65 on Betfair). The biggest challenge however, is likely to come from Misty For Me (3.40) who overwhelmed Midday in the Pretty Polly Stakes in Ireland a month back. We fancy her to win in style.
Blue Square Stewards’ Cup – Saturday 30th July
This one looks set to be a two-way battle between Hoof It (7/1 with Ladbrokes) and Mac’s Power (8/1 with bet365). Hoof It, co-owned by World No.2 golfer Lee Westwood, has shot in from 12/1 after an excellent victory at York last week.