Who To Follow On Day Three Of Glorious Goodwood - 29/07/21

Horse To Follow - Joan Of Arc

The feature race on the third day of the meeting is the Group One Nassau Stakes over 1m2f and Joan Of Arc for Aidan O'Brien looks to have a huge chance.

The three year old daughter of Galileo was seen once as a juvenile when finishing a close second at Dundalk over 7f, but this season she has turned into a top tier Group One filly.

Starting her campaign off in March she landed a 20 runner Maiden over 7f and then went into the Group Three 1000 Guineas trial at Leopardstown and she was a fair sixth in a big field.

She was given another spin in a trial ahead of the big Irish Classic event and she won nicely over a mile this time at Leopardstown.

Primed for a big run at the Curragh, she was bobbed on the line by stablemate Empress Josephine in heavy ground, settling for second in the Irish 1000 Guineas.

O'Brien last time out stepped her up in trip for the Group One Prix de Diane in France and it saw her best performance of the season when taking the 17 runner event.

She will only improve for that run and handling all different conditions makes her one to be on side with.

Trainer To Follow - Roger Varian

Roger Varian looks to have some big chances on the third day of the festival after getting off the mark for the week in the first race of the day on Wednesday.

Varian's big chance across the day comes in the ultra competitive Group Three Gordon Stakes and Epsom Derby fifth Third Realm will be looking to go well back down in grade.

Another nice runners for the yard on Thursday looks to be Alfaadhel in the first race of the day, with the three year old looking to bounce back from Royal Ascot, having won twice this season before that.

Varian heads into the third day in superb form, managing to land nine winners from his last 40 runners over the last two weeks, which sees him pose a 23% strike rate.

Jockey To Follow - Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore has had a quiet time of things across the first two days, but we think that the third day can be the one where he lands a few winners.

His big ride of the day comes in the feature Group One Nassau Stakes with Joan Of Arc heading into the contest off the back of landing the Group One Prix de Diane in France.

Moore's other top rides on Thursday include Wordsworth in the Gordon Stakes, Adjuvant in the Nursery Handicap and Vintage Fashion on debut for Mark Johnston in the Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

The British rider has been in superb fettle of late landing 10 winners from his last 37 rides over the last fortnight and that sees him pose a 27% win rate.