There have been some outstanding performances on the track over the past week but as usual there were plenty of hard luck stories at Goodwood and many of these should be backed to win next time out!
Amazing Maria was 'amazing' again in Deauville on Sunday - yet another winner for trainer David Omeara who got the 500 up at Goodwood last week.
That 500 has come in just 6 years of training and that is 'amazing'!
His horses not only look well but run well and with Richard |Fahey and Mark Johnston also rolling out the winners you have to say the northern trainers are showing some of the more fashionable big names down south how to do it!
Frankie Dettori is also riding at the top of his game.
When I recorded the video with him the day after he rode that Magnificent Seven back at Ascot in September 1996 I thought that would always be the highlight of his career but the way he is riding now nearly 20 years later I think he is riding just as well as he did then and it is great to see!
He certainly had an armchair ride on SHALAA in the Richmond Stakes and this was the best 2 year old performance of the week at Goodwood.
I've told you about him in his last 2 races and I can safely say I will be telling you about him again!
LEGATISSIMO looked mighty impressive in the Nassau, KACHY was a tough winner of the Molecomb, TASHAAR looked a very progressive horse in the handicap and DARTMOUTH did it really well in the handicap on Saturday despite a bit of 'argy bargy'!
THE CORSICAN looked unlucky in the Glorious Stakes on Friday.
I tipped the horse to win and he would have done with a clear run.He got boxed in all the way up the home straight but I believe it's money lent not lost and David Simcock's horse should gain compensation next time out!
BIRCHWOOD is another horse to be on next time out. He was just beginning to get going when he got squeezed up and he showed plenty of determination to fight his way back without never looking likely to win. He should gain compensation soon!
TOP TUG was very unlucky on the opening day at Goodwood finishing 5th in a 16 runner handicap. He was all dressed up with nowhere to go a furlong out and was only beaten just over a couple of lengths. Compensation awaits for Sir Michael Stoute's 4 year old!
LUCKY BEGGAR was 5th in the 5 furlong handicap on tuesday and considering he started against the rails and then came up the middle of the track I thought it was a good performance in the circumstances and he could be a horse to be on next time out.
AJMAN BRIDGE was a little unlucky in the 1 mile 6 furlong handicap and was just beginning to come through when denied a clear run. He has gone up the handicap but he is a tough handicapper and it wouldn't surprise me to see him run a big race in the Betfred Ebor at York.
LATHOM might not have beaten Kachy in the Molecomb but he certainly deserved better than his 5th place. He was denied a run just at the wrong time but fought back well. He can soon regain winning ways!
PROMISING RUN lived up to her name and delivered a promising run first time out in the maiden fillies stakes finishing 3rd. She looks a ready made winner next time out for Saeed bin Suroor and the boys in blue!
RHYTHMICAL was never going to beat Tashaar but she ran very green, was denied a clear run and was hampered as well! She deserves to win next time out!
ALMODOVAR is a lovely horse of David Lanigans and when I called him home at Leicester last week I thought to myself this is a horse going places. I don't know whether he's good enough to run in a race like the St Leger but he is certainly a horse going places!
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