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GOODWOOD PREVIEW | The Group 2 Lillie Langtry Stakes

Nine runners feature in the 1m6f contest on the fifth day of Glorious Goodwood

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Goodwood racecourse in the South Downs West Sussex. View of the empty grandstands on a summers day.
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Saturday’s action at Goodwood only has the one Group race on the card, with the Lillie Langtry Stakes featuring on the final day of the five-day meeting in West Sussex.

WONDERFUL TONIGHT (8/11) has been in flying form for David Menuisier, claiming three straight successes in Grouped company.

David Menuisier Epsom
David Menuisier sends star filly Wonderful Tonight to Goodwood on Saturday

The Le Havre filly impressed on Champions Day at Ascot, storming home in the softer conditions to claim the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes by two and a half lengths.

She comfortably landed success on her seasonal reappearance, dispatching some top-class rivals in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The field on display at Goodwood is not as strong as her previous outing and she could well claim another success for her connections.

ALBAFLORA (5/1) has six lengths to find on the favourite, after finishing fifth at Royal Ascot last time out.

Ralph Beckett
Ralph Beckett will be hoping Albaflora can strike at Goodwood

Ralph Beckett’s filly produced a good effort in the Coronation Cup at Epsom back in June, finishing fourth before making the trip to Royal Ascot.

She has 7lbs to find on ratings against Wonderful Tonight, but she could well be in the frame here.

BELIEVE IN LOVE (9/1) has shown promise for Roger Varian over the past twelve months and she could well be one to watch out for in this contest.

The Make Believe filly was poor in the Bronte Cup back in May, but she bounced back at the first attempt when claiming the Stanerra Stakes at Leopardstown three weeks ago.

Roger Varian looks on at Chester Racecourse
Roger Varian has two runners entered in the Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood

She has course experience and carries some form over the distance, so she is one to add to the mix here.

DIVINELY (14/1) finished a distant second behind stablemate Snowfall in the Irish Oaks earlier in the month for Aidan O’Brien, while Andrew Balding’s TRIBAL CRAFT (14/1) will be hoping the heavens open overnight.

GOLDEN PASS (16/1) is stepped up in trip after three promising efforts over 1m4f for Hugo Palmer, while CABALETTA (20/1) joins stablemate Believe In Love for Roger Varian.

MAKAWEE (22/1) could relish the better conditions for David O’Meara and Joseph O’Brien TRAISHA (22/1) will need to bounce back after a poor showing in Listed company at Gowran Park back in May.

SELECTIONS:

  • Wonderful Tonight @ 8/11
  • Believe in Love E/W @ 9/1

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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