It’s Friday at Glorious Goodwood and I’ve got a great tip to get you in on the action. I've opted for this six-year-old gelding because he could be best suited by the easy underfoot conditions with the rain in the area overnight forecast to continue right up until race time at 4.10pm
ALOUNAK has progressed in all three starts this year (Racing Post Ratings: 77, 102, 115) winning a valuable Class 2 handicap by 3 lengths with plenty to spare over this 1m 4f trip on similar ground at Haydock 27 days ago. He also already has Group 2 form in the book having finished 2nd in last year's Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot, suggesting he should have enough ability to win this Group 3.
ALOUNAK will be fully fit on his fourth start of the season. Along with this, Silvestre De Souza is on board again, the Andrew Balding yard are in form (Last 14 days: 12-58, 21%), and he showed in this race last year he handles the track well. He ideally wants Soft Going and a fast run race but could easily get both here (with Pablo Escobar a possible pacesetter) and looks sure to be finishing best of all if he does. 0.5 points each way advised at the price in a 9-runner race.
PASSION AND GLORY - This Saeed Bin Suroor trained gelding has really hit top gear winning his last two handicaps by 4 & 6 lengths respectively and he has also won on heavy ground, so he won't mind the forecast rain either. Also, Oisin Murphy (who is 2-2 on him) is booked and there could be further improvement still to come from this relatively lightly raced five-year-old. However, I'm hoping he will prove vulnerable stepping up into Group company and I'm not sure he wants the extra 2 furlongs today but if he stays the trip, he could be a danger to all.
The best horse racing tipsters will often suggest the number of points you should stake on each bet. For example, a two-point win, or a one point each way bet. This method can be used for all levels of horse racing bettor, as you decide how much each betting point is worth.
If you start with a total betting pot of £50, each point is worth 50p. If you start with £100, each point is worth £1. Simply divide your total betting pot by 100 to work out how much each point is worth.
Once you boost your betting bank by 50% with winnings, you should increase your point value accordingly. For example, if you build up 150 points, your point value should increase by 50%, so £1 becomes £1.50 and £5 becomes £7.50.
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