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Going news, market movers and punting pointers for Goodwood and Galway

Balko Des Flos wins the Galway Plate in 2017
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No talk of a 'duel on the Downs' this year ahead of the Qatar Sussex Stakes, but quietly this is still a battle of potential superstars.

It is 366 days since some declared the 2,000 Guineas a foregone conclusion when Expert Eye trounced the Vintage Stakes field. His reputation has bobbed on the waves since, but is unquestionably buoyed for now by his superb Jersey Stakes win.

Without Parole's career has been more plain sailing: four runs, four wins. The latest was the St James's Palace, a first Group race let alone a Group 1. Today's winner would become the (male) miler to beat in Europe.

In Ireland, the Galway Plate can be pitched as either the first skirmish of the inevitable Elliott-Mullins battle for the trainers' title, or a bit of Cheltenham score-settling. De Plotting Shed, Jury Duty (both Elliott) and Tully East were all fancied at the Festival, but either didn't fire, got unlucky or didn't make it at all.

The day's action elsewhere comes from Perth and Redcar in the afternoon and Sandown and Leicester in the evening.


Going report

Goodwood (first race at: 1.50)
Good

Perth (1.30)
Good

Redcar (2.10)
Good to soft

Galway (5.10)
National Hunt: good; Flat: yielding

Sandown (5.45)
Good

Leicester (6.05)
Good, good to firm in places


Market movers

3.10 Perth: Our Lucas into 3-1 (from 9-2)
3.45 Perth: Workbench into 9-4 (from 3)
4.10 Goodwood: Desert Lantern into 9-2 (from 13-2)
5.10 Galway: Getareason into 3-1 (from 4)


What to back

Check out our preview of the Galway Plate.

 


What to read

There was a lucky escape for one prospective runner on Wednesday.

After his Goodwood Cup win, Stradivarius is on for a £1million bonus. The would-be layers are taking precautions.


What to watch

Here is the day two Postcast.

 


The best of Racing Post Sport

It's Big Kick-Off day. Our 72-page supplement is in today's paper. If you're part of Members' Club, get reading now. Start with Mark Langdon's outright preview.

If golf's more your thing, check out the Bridgestone Invitational preview.


Final thought 

The Sussex is somewhat dependent on the real Expert Eye showing up, but under similar conditions to those he looked so impressive under last year, the chances have hopefully been maximised.


For the freshest betting advice, based on latest going and market conditions, don't miss the Live Tipster every afternoon. Just click Raceday Live at racingpost.com or the mobile app

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