Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Tuesday; Gang Warfare in the Goodwood 16:10. Compare odds and bet.
Sir Mark Prescott’s progressive stayer St Michel is very much respected in this afternoon’s Royal Sussex Regiment Stakes at Goodwood, where he receives a massive age allowance.
Unbeaten in two starts over today’s 2m trip, the Sea The Stars colt, who holds a Cesarewitch entry, is up a further 7lbs for his recent impressive Newmarket success.
On current form he is the one to beat here, but I put up Gang Warfare (4:10) at the Glorious meeting last month and have to give him another chance, in what would appear a weaker contest on paper.
Simon Crisford’s five-year-old had earlier caught the eye when travelling well for a long way in the Chester Cup back in May, after which he finished midfield from a poor draw in the Northumberland Plate. Held up off a slow pace here last time, the Medicean gelding could never get competitive and has since been dropped 1lb.
It could be that he is now in the grip of the handicapper, but I’m prepared to give him one more chance before resigning to that fact and, though he has to concede lumps of weight to the thoroughly likeable St Michel, he will (hopefully) represent a bit of value.
4:10 Goodwood: Gang Warfare; 8/1 Betfred
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