I enjoyed Saturday’s racing and especially the wins on Muthmir and Taghrooda.
Hopefully my words did their job and my confidence in each selection came across to you.
I was on Muthmir at 11/2 and was not surprised with the ease of victory. Muthmir is entered into the Stewards Cup at Goodwood this week and is the 6/1 favourite (the race has been named the 32Red Cup this year – though not by me).
And Taghrooda tore up the record book. The one that said no 3 year old filly had won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes for 25 years. As I said to you, I was very impressed with her win in the Oaks and, both before and during the race, I was in no doubt she would win. She did so with plenty to spare. That makes her one of the best fillies of her generation.
The fact that the price on Taghrooda drifted out to 7/2 was a bonus. By being very selective and targeted with my bets on Saturday, I made plenty of profit in a very short space of time.
Goodwood is always tough. There was a time when I considered giving up on Goodwood. Not going there – that is always a pleasure. But it was for some time my nemesis when it came to betting. I could never put my finger on why.
If you find a horse that has won there previously, give it serious consideration. Many horses do not like the undulations at Goodwood. 2012 was a good year for me at this meeting.
This year my policy is to be more targeted. There may not be any big priced winners for me, but I will be betting bigger on some that look destined to win – albeit at short prices (Kingman is currently 4/7 to win on Wednesday).
I always look for horses at double figure each way prices in races where bookies are paying out on the first four or five home and I do have one of those in the first race of the 2014 Glorious Goodwood meeting.
There is a preview of the meeting by Channel 4 presenter Jim McGrath. You will find that on the homepage of the website.
Don’t forget that Channel 4 are showing the meeting each day.