Four Horses To Take Out Of Glorious Goodwood 2023

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing


The William Haggas trained Amleto looks a horse to follow in the handicap sphere going forward showing his mark of 89 at Goodwood was below what he can do finishing a good second behind runaway winner The Goat, who was another who was extremely well handicapped.

Having under performed on his debut run in October last year but it was obviously a blip when returning 17 days later at Kempton to finish a much better fourth of 14 in a hot Novice Stakes that saw him behind the likes Mostabshir and Davideo.

Seen on his first start as a three year old at Chester’s May meeting in torrential conditions, when getting off the mark in fine style stepping up in trip to 10.5f and going on to bolt up by just under four lengths.

Not seen since then and he made his handicap debut in the 1m4f Coral Handicap and although finishing 12 lengths behind the Andrew Balding trained horse who was chucked in on testing conditions off 81, Amleto beat the rest of the field easily by over three lengths and being a full brother to Sea Of Class, he could have more to offer.


Another horse to keep on side is the Karl Burke trained Kylian who was in the wrong position the whole time during the Group Three Molecomb Stakes having started poorly and when getting clear passage flew home to finish a length back in third.

Kylian was very impressive on his previous start, as he won the Dragon Stakes by a commanding six lengths at Sandown.

He is yet to finish outside the first three over five furlongs, which also includes a win in Novice Stakes company at Newcastle back in June.

He is a very quick horse that surprisingly did take to the softer conditions and going forward if learning to break better was probably the best.

Ballymount Boy

In the Group Two Richmond Stakes Vandeek ran out a good winner handling the testing surface, but out running his odds at a big price and one to keep on side maybe in lesser company next time out is Ballymount Boy for trainer Adrian Keatley

The two-year-old was excellent at Hamilton over six furlongs on his previous start, beating Union Island by a length and a quarter. Ballymount Boy was comfortable on that day and improved massively on the Thursday at Goodwood with the further he went the better he was.

Only finishing a length behind the winner he was the only challenger to the short priced favourite and looks a horse that will be underestimated throughout his career.


The final eye-catcher from Glorious Goodwood is the Gordon Elliott trained Tronador who stayed on well from the back of the field to finish a fast finishing third in the Goodwood Handicap over 2m 4 1/2f.

Seen three times this year when needing his first run of the season when a fair sixth over 1m5f at Leopardstown off a mark of 70.

Off 1lb lower he then went to Limerick on Yielding ground over 2m1f and got off the mark for the season in impressive style and having a prep run at Bellewstown back over hurdles in July when a close third, it sets him perfectly for a step back on the flat.

Racing off a mark of 79 it left him him on a feasible mark and if being ridden closer to the pace, the way he finished he would have gone extremely close.

Finishing five lengths behind the winner from where he was 2f out was very eye-catching and sure to be on a lower mark in Ireland he is worth watching in these sorts of events.