Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 10:02 02/09/2014
The Class 2 Ebfstallions.com Peter Willett Conditions Stakes is tipped to go the way of Good Contact at 4.05 Goodwood on Tuesday afternoon.
The Godolphin-owned bay colt is available to back at odds of 5/2 with Coral, a firm which will refund losing stakes as a free bet if your horse is beaten by a head or less in any UK flat race.
Heading the betting for this four-runner affair is 6/4 favourite Johnny Barnes from the John Gosden Stable. The son of Acclamation made a winning start to his career in 7f Yarmouth maiden last month, but the form of that race doesn't look particularly strong and the mount of William Buick may be vulnerable to an improver today.
Make It Up made a winning debut debut at Epsom at the end of July and continued to progress when 2 lengths second in 7f Lingfield minor event last month, so could have yet more to offer today.
But it's Good Contact who stands out here having finished as runner-up behind Lexington Times and ahead of Basateen on his Newmarket debut in July. Both of those rivals have subsequently gone on to compete with credit at group level and the fact that Good Contact won next time out at Leicester, suggests further imrovement can be anticipated.
Step To The Shears is the other runner involved today and Richard Hannon's 2-year-old has course form having won over 6 furlongs here in June. However, there was little to take from a below-par run in Listed company at Newbury last time and conceding 6 lb to 3 promising rivals will be no easy task.