Hollie Doyle weblog: Goodwood Pageant day two options speedster Eddie’s Boy as greatest probability of Pageant success


Sky Sports activities Racing ambassador Hollie Doyle discusses her trip on main Molecomb contender Eddie’s Boy, plus 4 different possibilities on day two of the Goodwood Pageant on Wednesday.

Quick Eddie prepared for step up at school

The Group Three Markel Molecomb Stakes (three.00) pitches collectively among the quickest two-year-olds in coaching, together with my mount Eddie’s Boy – my greatest probability on day two of the Qatar Goodwood Pageant.

Archie Watson’s colt is actually able to step into this grade after creating a giant impression within the Weatherbys Tremendous Dash at Newbury earlier this month when he made each yard of the operating up towards the stands rail.

We’re drawn on the wing in stall one which would not go well with some horses however is not a foul beginning place for him as he prefers loads of racing room. Irish raider Studio Metropolis will break subsequent to us in stall two and confirmed a variety of early velocity when dominating a Navan maiden so may simply preserve us firm deep into the race.

Now rated 100, Eddie’s Boy additionally has some unfinished enterprise with George Scott’s main contender Rocket Rodney, who completed forward of us within the Listed Dragon Stakes and the Listed Windsor Fortress Stakes at Royal Ascot.

I’ve little doubt about his credentials for such a sizzling race so long as he handles this undulating observe, which presents a really totally different check to Newbury and the stiff finishes at Ascot and Sandown earlier than that.

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Eddie’s Boy and Doyle (left) on their solution to successful at Newbury

Can historical past repeat itself with Rousay?

I received the European Breeders Fund EBF Fillies’ Stakes (four.10) on Billesdon Bess as a 3lb claimer for my outdated boss Richard Hannon and house owners Pell Mell Companions in 2017 so I might like to see historical past repeat itself this yr.

I am on their filly Rousay who has run some good races this season with out getting her head in entrance and will simply show effectively handicapped off a mark of 83 as she’s nonetheless unexposed over 10 furlongs.

Her first attempt on the journey at Salisbury final time was encouraging. She was crushed lower than two lengths that day, doing her greatest work within the closing phases behind a winner who simply obtained away.

Kyprios (red cap), Stradivarius (yellow cap) and Trueshan battle it out in a thrilling Goodwood Cup
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Doyle completed third in Tuesday’s Goodwood Cup on Trueshan (blue cup)

Opening handicap check for Surrey

The Coral Crushed-By-A-Size Free Guess Handicap (1.50) over a mile and a half at Goodwood will likely be check of Surrey Mist’s progress.

He is run respectably twice off his present mark at Ascot, notably when crushed solely two and a half lengths within the King George V Stakes on the Royal Assembly.

George Baker’s three-year-old ran on willingly that day behind Godolphin’s Secret State, who will likely be a worthy favorite in pursuit of a four-timer however is 7lb worse off with us on this aggressive handicap, so I am hopeful of run.

Surrey Mist
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Surrey Mist (center) completed fourth at Ascot earlier this month

Lot to love about speedy Asad

For a horse who has spent a lot of his profession racing over seven furlongs, I used to be stunned how a lot pure velocity Mick Appleby’s Asad confirmed after I completed second on him in a Windsor dash in June.

I am hoping that prime cruising velocity will likely be very a lot in his favour on this observe as he returns to his acquainted journey within the World Pool Handicap (5.20).

We’re drawn slightly huge in stall 9 which should not be a adverse as he would not should race prominently as we noticed when he completed second over seven furlongs at Haydock in Could after beginning slowly.

Earlier within the afternoon, I am hoping the quick 5 furlongs may show very best for Full Prime however she has so much to seek out on the weights within the British EBF Alice Keppel Fillies’ Situations Stakes (four.45).

Tom Ward’s 73-rated filly drops again in distance after what seemed a disappointing run over 6f in a Newbury novice final time however her second in a Kempton Park maiden on the All-Climate beforehand was way more encouraging.

Hoping Baaeed activates the type in Sussex Stakes

Baaeed eases away from Real World and Order Of Australia at Royal Ascot
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Baaeed eases away from Actual World and Order Of Australia at Royal Ascot

It is not possible to even think about famous person Baaeed getting crushed within the day’s function race, the Group One Qatar Sussex Stakes (three.35).

Like most racing followers I am hoping to see William Haggas’s superb colt prolong his unbeaten document to 9 with a efficiency that can stay in our reminiscences for a very long time.

The one I feel may chase him house is Aidan O’Brien’s Order Of Australia, who caught my eye along with his efficiency within the Minstrel Stakes on the Curragh.

That was solely a Group Two, in fact, however he did win on the highest degree within the Breeders’ Cup Turf in 2020 and is the highest-rated horse within the race behind Baaeed. He struggled slightly in final yr’s renewal however has the higher floor in his favour this time.

Hollie Doyle was talking to Sky Sports activities Racing’s Simon Mapletoft.





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