Goodwood 2.35 tips – Johnston runner dangerously weighted

Goodwood 2.35 tips - Johnston runner dangerously weighted

Mark Johnston

Jaameh

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Betting Tip: @ 16/1 with betway

A competitive renewal of a handicap that tends to throw up a smart winner capable of holding their own at Group level, with last year’s renewal going to Dartmouth. That horse’s trainer, the in-form Sir Michael Stoute (treble yesterday) is doubly represented by Royal Ascot flop Shraaoh, who should do better on today’s faster surface and has the assistance of Frankie Dettori, and Shabbah, who was denied by a head when attempting a four-timer at Ascot earlier this month and is the mount of Ryan Moore. The latter horse is 1lb worse off with the Ascot third, Dai Harraild, who did best of the hold-up horses on that occasion and holds a Group 2 entry. William Haggas’ charge has been put in as 6/1 favourite and is just about the pick of that trio.

But they all have to give plenty of weight weight to the Mark Johnston-trained JAAMEH, who is lurking at the bottom of the handicap with just 8st 3lb to carry. He has looked sharply progressive in three starts this season and, having got off the mark when beating Town’s History (a winner since) at Haydock on his penultimate start, he was unfortunate to bump into another progressive sort in Knights Table, who was completing a hat-trick and reopposes on 5lb worse terms.

The selection can avenge that defeat here given he’s still open to improvement and that his stable targets this meeting. Johnston has been leading trainer here nine times and, since 2000, backing all his runners blind would have yielded a £1 level-stakes profit of £76.05. That success rate has continued this week with three winners already on the board and I’m hopeful that Jaameh can register win No. 70 at the Glorious meeting for the Middleham trainer, with Betway’s 16/1 on that happening hard to resist.

Betting Tip: @ 16/1 with betway

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