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GLORIOUS GOODWOOD | Three Value Picks to consider for Day 1

Three runners that could deal with the heavy ground make up the selections for the opening day of Glorious Goodwood



Goodwood racecourse in the South Downs West Sussex. View of the empty grandstands on a summers day.
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Flat racing fans turn their attention to Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday, as the five-day meeting gets underway in West Sussex this afternoon.

A bumper eight-race card is in store for punters, with the Goodwood Cup featuring at 3:35.

Our team have scoured through the card in hope of finding some value across the scheduled contests.

Here are three selections to consider for the first day of Glorious Goodwood.

Fundamental – 3:00 Goodwood (25/1 – William Hill)

It may well be all about Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup for John & Thady Gosden, but they may have a runner in the Lennox Stakes that could hint at some each-way value.

Fundamental ran a cracker in the Bunbury Cup, finishing second behind the impressive Motakhayyel at Newmarket just over two weeks ago.

John and Thady Gosden at Royal Ascot
John & Thady Gosden have several runners declared on the first day of Glorious Goodwood

The heavy ground shouldn’t phase the Dark Angel colt and he could well push on from his last outing at an enticing price of 25/1.

Dangerous Rascal – 4:45 Goodwood (10/1 – bet365)

An unraced colt hailing from Tom Ward’s yard, Dangerous Rascal could prove to be a handful on his racing debut in a 6f Maiden Stakes.

The two-year-old is beautifully bred, as he is by Group 1 winner Dark Angel and out of Pastoral Girl, who placed in Group company over this distance.

His pedigree has claimed success on softer ground and with James Doyle booked in, he could well be in the frame on his first start.

Shepherds Way – 5.50 Goodwood (7/1 – Various)

A 6f Fillies’ Handicap concludes the action in West Sussex on Tuesday, with a three-year-old under the guidance of Julie Camacho potentially holding some value.

Shepherds Way claimed success at York over the distance back in early June, with the filly snatching success by a head.

The heavy ground shouldn’t be an issue for her, with her price tag of 7/1 holding some appeal.

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.