Goodwood 3.10 (Sussex Stakes) tips – The Gurkha can reverse Ascot form with Gold

Goodwood 3.10 (Sussex Stakes) tips - The Gurkha can reverse Ascot form with Gold

St James's Palace Stakes

The Gurkha

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Betting Tip: The Gurkha @ 7/4 with williamhill

History suggests it takes an older miler with X factor to win this Group 1 with Frankel (2012) and Solow (2015) being the only non-three-year-old winners since 2008. None of the six older horses in the line up come even close to those great winners in terms of class, and it therefore makes sense to concentrate on the four three-year-old runners.

That doesn’t help that much as they fill the first four places in the betting and a couple, THE GURKHA and Galileo Gold, are disputing favouritism at around 7/4. The latter horse’s wins in the 2000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes gives him the form edge, but The Gurkha was just over a length behind him in the Ascot race and has since run another cracking second in the Eclipse. Aidan O’Brien’s charge appears to be still improving and I fancy he can even up the score with his main rival to 1-1, and improve his trainer’s excellent record at this meeting with three-year-olds in the process. Of O’Brien’s 13 winners here this century, nine were from that age group and those sent off at 3/1 or shorter achieved finishing positions of 131312111.

Betting Tip: The Gurkha @ 7/4 with williamhill

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