Who To Follow On Day One Of Glorious Goodwood - 27/07/21

Horse To Follow - Stradivarius

Having won the Goodwood Cup for the last 4 years running, punters worldwide will all be backing Stradivarius to record a famous 5-timer in the race, regardless of betting interests, making him the perfect horse to follow on day 1 of the festival.

The now 7 year-olds retirement from racing remains up in the air, however his record over the 2 mile distance and at Goodwood is incomparable, giving him solid leading claims in the contest in spite of any age concerns.

Usual rider, Frankie Dettori, is re-employed in the saddle who will be looking to set the story straight after encountering traffic problems last time out at Ascot.

Both Dettori and trainer duo John & Thady Gosden, are in great form currently, each with 20%+ strike rates in the last 14 days.

Trainer To Follow - Andrew Balding

Operating at a 20% strike rate in the last 14 days, Andrew Balding has his yard in fine order ahead of Day 1 of Glorious Goodwood and he holds decent claims across the card in the weeks opener.

Berkshire Shadow with Oisin Murphy in the Vintage Stakes is a strong favourite and is expected to be well fancied after his win at the Royal Meeting.

Happy Power in the Lennox and Spanish Mission in the Goodwood Cup make up his Group entries for the day and each hold decent claims in their races.

Jockey To Follow - William Buick

William Buick is looking set for a big day on Day 1 of Glorious Goodwood with a decent set of rides across the card.

The rider is currently operating at a respectable 16% strike rate across the last 14 days, although he is operating at a 20% strike rate across the season and sits 2nd in the turf jockey championships table on a +£23.33 profit for a £1 level stake; his Goodwood strike rate is a high impressive 20.63%.

Migration, his ride in the Chesterfield, sits as a joint favourite for the contest whilst he also saddles a very well-fancied favourite in Space Blues in the Lennox.

Buick holds a chance in the Goodwood Cup aboard Spanish Mission who re-opposes Stradivarius whom he beat last time out whilst experiencing traffic problems of his own;

Whilst 3rd favourite in the last, Lovely Breeze, and the Eric Alston trained Jabbarockie both have playable angles into their races.