Veteran performer Pettochside can show the young ‘uns how it’s done by taking this handicap over 6f.
This field is not the strongest assembled by any means and the wily eleven-year-old can put his course and distance form to good use you would feel.
Pettochside has had almost 100 career starts and has won 13 races from 5f to 6f on various types of ground including the all-weather. He was a 40/1 shot on his latest outing at Lingfield Park over 6f earlier this month, but ran with credit to finish a half length second to Desert Light.
Goodwood is an extremely unique racecourse and a proven performer at the venue should definitely be part of your betting armoury.
He may have been an 80/1 outsider on his last run but Sir Roderic put up a fabulous performance behind Gossiping, going down by just five and a half lengths in a race where he looked to be in need of the run.
The seven-year-old should come on for that blow out and Goodwood is not too dissimilar to Chepstow where he usually does very well. Rod Millman’s gelding is certainly worth an each-way bet.
On paper De Bruyne Horse looks the one they all have to beat but he hasn’t actually won on turf now since 2017 and looks to be more at home on an artificial surface these days.
Juanito Chico has seen plenty of support in the betting odds but this is his first run on the turf for current trainer, Michael Attwater.
The Listed Castle Fillies’ Stakes is annually one of the most exciting fillies race held at Pontefract Races and once gain its ultra competitive.
Ralph Beckett won this in 2018 and must have leading claims again with another of his “De Vega” horses, this time Antonia De Vega. She was beaten less than a length in a German Group 1 when last seen out so she must come into the reckoning.
Roger Varian’s Specialise went from strength to strength last season and won well at Newmarket in October, but it is the Alan King-trained Chicago Doll who looks eye-catching at a bigger price. King’s horses have been performing well in the last fortnight and this filly can progress again this season.