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Thursday, 28 July 2011

FRANKEL is supreme

This is the 320th edition of the Wayward Lad blog.

No selections were posted-up by me on Betting League yesterday (Wednesday), but there should be a selection today on what looks another great day’s racing at “Glorious” Goodwood.

I cannot let yesterday pass without a comment on what may have been one of the performances of all-time – it was certainly a performance of the like that had me clutching for comparisons. FRANKEL annihilated Canford Cliffs (a horse I consider one of the best “milers” we’ve seen in this country for a long time, and conqueror of Goldikova) with a ‘sustained’ burst of acceleration that left Canford Cliffs toiling in his wake. There were some who thought Canford Cliffs was not at his best as they searched for an excuse but, believe me, he came into this race fully prepared to run to his best. As such, FRANKEL’s 5-length advantage at the post suggests he is possibly the greatest ‘miler’ we’ve ever seen; one that I rate at 146 (there, I’ve said it). There is talk that FRANKEL will stay in training as a 4yo and we have to thank his owner Khalid Abdullah for such a magnificent gesture.

Today at Goodwood, we have a meeting that looks a cracker on paper. The opening 10-furlong Class 2 h’cap for 3yo’s is a tremendous race to open with. There are a number of improving horses that all look capable of better things than they’ve shown to-date. Belgian Bill, Fulgur, Chain Lightning, Labarinto, Boogie Shoes, Oceanway – the winner could be anyone of those and yet, none. Anyway, I think I’ve managed to find one in this that could have a better chance than his odds suggest.

The Group 2 King George Stakes will be over in a flash, and I am particularly forward to the performance of Humidor who will love this fast 5-furlongs. The presence of Kingsgate Native in this will ensure a decent market but he’s not the one I fancy to take this.
I am a fan of the long-distance races like the Goodwood Cup, but prefer them to be beyond 2-mile. At this trip, and on a course like Goodwood, I feel the need for abundant stamina in not necessary. But this field looks comparatively weak compared with previous years, and we may have a turn-up in this today.

So, what is my selection today? Take a look at Betting League (after noon today) as that’s where you will find it, the link is adjacent and it’s free, won’t cost you a penny. I’m on a bit of a roll this month with 4 winners from 8 selections so far, including Strong Suit on Tuesday (advised at 3/1).

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