Ray Flanagan with Tuesday Galway and Goodwood selections
thought for the day: A punter has to be able to make a decision. Backing three or more horses in the one race you are on a slippery slope
Goodwood 5.15- Sayem
Hit a purple patch last summer when winning two on the bounce. Slightly unlucky over the course and distance subsequently but that experience should stand to him here. Held his form pretty well throughout the campaign and unlucky most recently at Kempton on only second outing this season. Could be primed for bold effort today.
Galway 7.40- Bond Street and Saltonstall
Bond Street has been steadily improving this term and was a big eye-catcher in the Britannia last time. Softer ground and wide draw a concern but the three-year olds look well weighted and is good enough to go close.
Saltonstall will appreciate the ground and is well drawn. His tactical cruising speed from a low draw will be an advantage and holds every chance if reproducing form of Irish Lincoln second or especially his emphatic win at The Curragh on his penultimate start.
Galway 8.10- Keep Believing
Consistent sort who has been knocking on the door and for whom any further softening of the ground holds no fears. Good third over course and distance last September when possibly chased too strong a pace too early. Needs to be restrained to see out the mile but every chance if can last home.
Galway 8.40- Alan’s Pride
Sometimes one can get bogged down trying to sort out races at this venue. For once I will keep it simple and see how things go. Alan’s Pride is a proven prominent racing mudlark who will likely be bounced out from stall one to try to make all. Such tactics can often work at Galway with the right horse and might be hard to peg back.
1 pt ew- Sayem-5.15 Goodwood-14-1 General-5 places
2 pts win-Bond Street-7.40 Galway-15-2 General
1 pt win-Saltonstall-7.40 Galway-7-1 General
1 pt win-Keep Believing-8.10 Galway-11-2 bet 365
1 pt win-Alan’s Pride-8.40 Galway-13-2 General