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RESTIVE SPIRIT (4.50) steps into handicap company at Goodwood on a fairly stiff rating (93) but looked one to follow after his wide-margin maiden victory at Ripon.

William Haggas also saddles in-form Nicklaus but jockey bookings point to Restive Spirit, a keen-going sort likely to help force the pace along with Wednesday’s game runner-up Vale Of Kent. Haggas has been in tremendous form this week and sent out last year’s winner Battered.

THE NIGHT PORTER (5.25) found the leap into Class 2 company beyond him when fading into sixth behind Communique and Zaaki at Newmarket but that was a very hot contest. Mick Channon drops his three-year-old into this apprentices’ handicap under a useful 7lb claimer and The Night Porter gave the appearance of a improving type when scoring at Beverley and Lingfield. He can go well at a nice each-way price.

Earlier on the card GIFTED MASTER (3.40) may be hard to peg back in the Unibet Stewards’ Cup.  Talented apprentice Jason Watson takes off 5lb and Gifted Master has form on this undulating track when running third in the Lennox Stakes, a Group 2 contest, a couple of seasons ago.

Now returned to handicap company following an abortive tilt at the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, speed merchant Gifted Master should give his backers a thrill. He is drawn on the stands’ side in stall 25 and from the other side of the track SOLAR FLAIR is worth an each-way interest at big odds. He ran well last year (eighth) behind Lancelot Du Lac on soft ground and this recent Newcastle winner is due to go up 10lb. Apprentice William Cox takes off 5lb and local trainer William Knight saddled a winner here earlier in the week.

The 1m 6f Qatar Summer Handicap has attracted 14 experienced stayers and SIR CHAUVELIN (2.25) could upset a few more fancied runners. Jim Goldie’s gelding saw too much daylight when switched out wide at Newcastle last time but a repeat of his unlucky-in-running second to Dash Of Spice at Royal Ascot would put the Scottish raider firmly in the mix. His form ties in well with fancied Melting Dew, fourth to Dash of Spice at Epsom.

At Newmarket, CRIMSON ROSETTE (2.05) should go close in the fillies’ and mares’ Listed contest. She has been keeping top company, running third to Second Step at HQ at the end of June and chasing home God Given at Haydock.

At Doncaster ATTICUS BOY (2.20) can continue his winning streak on the back of a last-gasp Hamilton success. A 3lb rise is very fair.

Recommended bets

  • Goodwood 4.50 – Restive Spirit (7-2, bet365)
  • Goodwood 5.25 – The Night Porter ew (9-1, 888sport)
  • Goodwood 2.20 – Sir Chauvelin ew (14-1, Paddy Power)
  • Goodwood 3.40 – Gifted Master ew (14-1, bet365)
  • Solar Flair ew (22-1, William Hill, Paddy Power)
  • Doncaster 2.20 – Atticus Boy (9-4, Unibet)
  • Newmarket 2.05 – Crimson Rosette (7-2, bet365)
Related Topics: Goodwood Newcastle
  1. alphaomega 6 years ago

    Nap: Willie John 1/1 15:30 DONC 2pts
    Nb: New Jazz 15/8 15:15 NEWM 1pt

    0.5pt DBL @ 5/1

    Staked: 3.5pts
    P+L: +19.25pts

    Let’s Go To War!!

    Jul:+ 4.75pts

  2. rog 6 years ago

    Alan thomson once again does the business at goodwood . Well done

  3. rog 6 years ago

    Brilliant alan , outstanding tipping . Well done and thank you

  4. drogers 6 years ago

    Attention Mr Alan Thomson:

    Thank you very much for today’s Goodwood tips.

    I was on a Trixie:

    Sir Chauvelin
    Gifted master
    Night porter

    Shouting at the TV like a looney when Night Porter came from the back of the field to romp in the winner.
    I don’t bet large amounts but over a grand in the bank from the Trixie is lovely and will go a long way with going out with my 2 young lads and Mrs.

    Cheers ? Mr T

  5. u2me413 6 years ago

    Congrats all I sadly missed this section thought all his tips was at Hamilton which at the time I did think was strange. Ah well I’m certain there will be other great days ahead with Alan money thomson

  6. iaabh22 6 years ago

    Alan thank you so much had:-

    The night porter
    Sir Chauvelin
    Gifted master
    Solar flair

    In 2 £20 trixie’s £40 stake and have just walked away with over 7K. Unbelievable thanks so much.

    You also won me £1000 on a £20 trixie earlier in the week.

  7. gazh 6 years ago

    Unbelievable tipping Alan, a big well done. You’ve been a great addition to the site and I’m sure you’ve made a lot of people money.

  8. outlaw 6 years ago

    Outstanding tipping, well done Sir

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