Goodwood ambassador and lady jockey, Hayley Turner, will have a frustrating time sitting it out during Glorious Goodwood this week, with a broken ankle.
She said:”I love Glorious Goodwood and am so upset that I am not going to be there this week. I broke my ankle last week and have to have an operation so will be lying on my sofa at home watching it all on TV, which certainly won’t be the same!
“However, I have studied the form for Tuesday’s racing and it’s a great card of racing to kick off the five days. In the first race, the bet365.com Stakes, I like WHISPERING WARRIOR, trained by David Simcock. He’s been really consistent this season, winning over the same distance in his last two starts and David Simcock’s horses are in good form at the moment.
“In the second, the bet365 Molecomb Stakes I like SUPPLICANT for Richard Fahey. A really consistent two year old, he was second in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot. It’s a really strong field with lots of exciting two year olds in there.
“The bet365 Lennox Stakes sees Boom And Bust run, who provided me with my first Glorious Goodwood winner – I’d probably be on him if I were able to ride. I like another Richard Fahey horse in this race, GARSWOOD who was well fancied when he ran in the 2000 Guineas earlier this season. The yard obviously thinks a lot of him. He steps down slightly in class tomorrow, after a good fourth in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot.
CAVALEIRO is another that I would probably be riding if I were at Goodwood. I rode him in last year’s Derby and although he probably isn’t up to that level, he ran well on his debut this season at Nottingham in April, when I rode him. He is drawn in stall one. This race is always a really good trial for the Ebor at York in a few weeks.
It is always difficult to pick winners in maiden races, but BRAZOS for Clive Brittain has run well on both his starts this season, finishing second both times. The next two handicaps are equally as difficult to find the winner, but I have gone for DESERT REVOLUTION in the sixth race – Mark Johnston’s horses always run well at Goodwood and this relatively unexposed colt won 11 days ago.
Finally, in the sprint handicap over five furlongs, my selection is
BLANC DE CHINE.