Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 12:02 30/07/2014
The best bet on the second day card at Glorious Goodwood looks to be in the opening race. Tipped at 2/1 in last night’s Glorious Goodwood day 2 preview Mark Johnstone-trained bottom weight Made In Rio is top price 6/4 on Betfair Sportsbook and shortening all the while.
The three-year-old daughter of Captain Rio looked ahead of the handicapper when successfully stepping up to two miles at Ascot last time and looks the one to beat in the Goodwood Stakes at 1.55pm this afternoon. She picks up a meagre 3lb penalty for a convincing nine-length victory over Hassle five days ago and the only question is will she stay the extra five furlongs on the rolling South Downs circuit.
Going from support coming in this morning, the bookies stand to take a big hit in the opener should Silvestre De Sousa steer the filly to her sixth win in under 10 weeks. The dangers look to be Lieutenant Miller having his second run of the flat after pulling up in a hurdle race at Ayr in April and Sir Mark Prescott’s Solar View which has a good strike rate over two miles. There has been support for the unexposed Ray Ward and Brockwell who must step on recent efforts to figure.