Goodwood 2.00 tips – not so strange to back Misterioso

Goodwood 2.00 tips - not so strange to back Misterioso

Stewards' Cup Consolation

Misterioso

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Betting Tip: Misterioso @ 18/1 with bet365

A huge field of sprinters in this ‘consolation’ race to sift through and the best place to start is with the current 11/2 favourite, Projection, who is the only three-year-old runner and was returning from a long break when finishing strongly into fourth at Ascot earlier this month. A dual winner at two and gelded since, he should go well under Ryan Moore, who has a 27% strike rate on the stable runners. He has a high draw in stall 22 and the last two winners were drawn low, but a high berth (27) was no barrier to 2013 winner Seeking Magic. A worthy favourite then.

But there has to be plenty of each-way value elsewhere and I most like the look of Jamie Osborne’s MISTERIOSO, who is running under a 6lb penalty for winning a big-field handicap over this trip at Ascot two starts back. That was his first victory since his two-year-old days when with Richard Hannon and a slipped handicap mark (he was down to 84 from a high of 98) was instrumental in that. Still well treated here on 90, he should get the strong pace he needs – that was missing when only fourth at Chelmsford last time – and James Doyle can position him pretty much wherever he wants from a middle berth in stall 16. The stable is on fire too, as evidenced by a recent treble at Sandown, so there’s more than enough to warrant a punt at bet365’s 18/1, with the firm paying out on five places.

A couple of former winners, Seeking Magic (2013) and Barnet Fair (2014), who also finished runner-up last year, are respected But a bigger threat may come from David Evans’ DOUGAN with Adam Kirby booked. He looked progressive on the all-weather over the winter and, having found things happening a bit too fast over Ascot’s 5f last time, he will appreciate the return to 6f. He’s worth a saver at Paddy Power’s 14/1.

Betting Tip: Misterioso @ 18/1 with bet365

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