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Gr 1 The Goodwood Preview

Our Gr 1 expert Ric Chapman has studied the racing patters and form of all the runners in the Gr 1 Goodwood this year. He previews all hopes and finds the top 4 chances.

2. Amelia's Jewel (9)

echo J: D Lane T: S Miller

Superstar from the west who should be cherry ripe now after a couple of sterling runs when placed 2nd both times. Will have to go back from this gate and find a spot but her class will kick in when they turn for home. Big threat in this.

PB Rating 9
Last 5 90x22
Win $4.40 Place $1.75
  • Ready to Fire

3. Climbing Star (13)

echo J: L Neindorf T: P Stokes

Drew gate 14 last start in the Gr 1 Robert Sangster and she got back, but came storming home along the fence. Things look in place to pretty much do the same thing again. Is is sparkling, career best form and will charge home.

PB Rating 8.8
Last 5 5x121
Win $16.00 Place $4.20
  • In Form

4. Sghirripa (15)

echo J: C Newitt T: Shane & C Oxlade

Horrible gate here and did get beaten, albeit narrowly with a big weight in easier race here last start. is capable on his day but gate and recent form say he may struggle late.

PB Rating 7
Last 5 11775
Win $26.00 Place $6.00
  • Good on Soft

5. Extremely Lucky (6)

echo J: J Toeroek T: W Clarken & N O'Shea

Resume from a spell here two weeks back, settled back in the ruck then flew home late to win the Gr 3 Hawkes over 1100m. This is stronger but the extra 100m is in his favour. Rough place show as he loves this track.

PB Rating 7.6
Last 5 960x1
Win $41.00 Place $9.50
  • Track Talent

6. I Am Me (1)

echo J: B Shinn T: C Maher

Top class mare who looks a major threat. Will get a gun run, probably in 3rd to the bend and being 3rd up now makes her perfectly fit and ready. Beaten just over a length by Climbing Star last start in the Gr 1 Sangster. Did get a little tired late that day but should be ready this time.

PB Rating 8.8
Last 5 22x34
Win $7.00 Place $2.30
  • Likes Dry Track

7. Benedetta (3)

echo J: J Kah T: J Warren

Classy mare who is ready. Meets Climbing Star 1.5kg for a narrow loss to her last start in the Gr 1 Sangster after being held up behind runners from the get go. Had carried same weight as that classy mare the start prior and beat her in the Gr 3 Irwin. Needs luck but is super fit.

PB Rating 9
Last 5 x4413
Win $5.00 Place $1.95
  • Good on Soft

8. Arkansaw Kid (17)

echo J: B Egan T: B, W & J Hayes

Top class 3YO who is peaking for this. Drew horribly last start so went back to near last before unleashing and running a nice 5th in the Tobin Bronze at Gr 2 level. This is harder but drops 3kg. Drawn the car park again so probably goes back again. Place.

PB Rating 8.1
Last 5 2x255
Win $41.00 Place $9.00
  • Ready to Fire

9. Johnny Rocker (12)

echo J: R Mcleod T: N Ryan

Interesting runner. After a good but no wow factor BM 100 win at The Valley he stepped out at $101 in the Gr 1 William Reid and was beaten a head b y the champ Imperatriz. Then came to Sydney in that horrible mud heap for the Gr 1 $3million TJ Smith and was beaten 2 lengths. If he repeats those past 2 runs he wins this.

PB Rating 8.7
Last 5 27128
Win $9.00 Place $2.80
  • Likes Dry Track

10. Rubamos (2)

echo J: J Opperman T: A Bain & N Taylor

Solid BM 100 sprinter who is 3rd up here but the grade will be beyond him.

PB Rating 6
Last 5 61974
Win $101.00 Place $21.00
  • Likes Dry Track

11. What You Need (11)

echo J: C Williams T: M Price & M (Jnr)

Lightly raced and very talented emerging sprinter. Comfortably beat Benedetta when carrying 1km more at Flemington this time last year before a long spell, then coming here and running 3rd very narrowly to Extremely Lucky last start over 1100m. Goes better this trip, is now 3rd up but draw is no help. Huge threat though if he gets a good run.

PB Rating 8.6
Last 5 11x33
Win $21.00 Place $5.00
  • Ready to Fire

12. Karacasu (4)

echo J: J Holder T: Richard & C Jolly

Smart and has drawn perfectly. Is trained here which is a big help and has won 3 races this track. Weighted to run a. big race. Will get back as that’s his style but can run on. Finished less than 2 lengths behind Extremely Lucky here in the Gr 3 Hawkes over 1100m last start when flying from last at the bend. Place.

PB Rating 8
Last 5 22x57
Win $151.00 Place $31.00
  • Track Talent

13. Grinzinger Prince (10)

echo J: E Finnegan T: C Reardon

handy enough but this grade will test as it did last start in easier Matrice this trip here when beaten 7 lengths. Not keen.

PB Rating 5
Last 5 01320
Win $126.00 Place $26.00
  • Likes Dry Track

15. Oscar's Fortune (8)

echo J: W Pike T: D Luciani

Millionaire winning 3YO from the west who must be respected. carried same weight as the brilliant Amelia’s Jewel and beat her in the Gr 3 Roma Cup in WA, then backed that run up by finishing next to her, again at level weights, when 3rd to Overpass in the $5million Quokka over 1200m. Meets the mare 3kg better for those runs recently. Looms as the major threat.

PB Rating 9.2
Last 5 2x213
Win $4.60 Place $1.80
  • Ready to Fire

16. Skybird (5)

echo J: B Mertens T: M Freedman

Looms large. Finished hard to win impressively here this trip last start in easier Gr 2 Tobin bronze. Is now 3rd up. Is versatile, is extremely tough and will be right in this finish.

PB Rating 9
Last 5 13x51
Win $13.00 Place $3.60
  • Proven Winner

17. Stretan Angel (7)

echo J: D Stackhouse T: P Stokes

From strong stable, trained here and is a definite threat. Narrowly beaten in stakes race here mid April then last start 3 lengths away from Climbing Star in the Gr 1 Sangster. Can run with these and being trained here helps.

PB Rating 7
Last 5 7x426
Win $26.00 Place $6.00
  • Ready to Fire

First 4

1. Oscar’s Fortune, 2. benedetta, 3. amelia’s jewel, 4. johnny rocker

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