SWORD BEACH (5.00) may have been priced-up too generously in the concluding mile handicap at Goodwood.
The track will be riding deep and Sword Beach scored on soft at York last October off a 5lb higher mark. He found the longer trip catching him out through the final furlong when fourth here to Badenscoth (soft) at the end of August before posting a fine third to Turn On The Charm at Nottingham a fortnight ago. William Buick is back in the saddle and Sword Beach rates a knocking each-way punt.
ONASSIS (2.55) can defy a penalty in the 7f Listed fillies’ contest. She was fit enough to land the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot on seasonal debut and later mopped up a Listed event at Chantilly. Onassis was last seen finishing a close fourth to Foxtrot Lady in the Group 3 Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster and her ability to handle soft ground is a big plus.
William Haggas is doubly represented by course winner Tomorrow’s Dream and progressive With Thanks. Ralph Beckett landed this prize 12 months ago and best of his trio may be ex-French four-year-old Elegant Light, a previous winner in the mud. Oisin Murphy rides Afraid of Nothing, a scorer on heavy at Epsom last season.
KING FRANKEL (3.55) is fancied in the 1m 1f novice stakes. Mark Johnston’s colt had re-opposing Juan De Montalban five lengths adrift in third when chasing home Act Of Wisdom (winner again since) here in September.
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