Who To Follow On The First Day Of Glorious Goodwood?

Horse - Pinatubo

The horse we like the look and is our NAP on the first day of Glorious Goodwood and the Charlie Appleby trained Pinatubo looks a special juvenile currently being three out of three in his career.

The two year old started his career off at Wolverhampton in May where he was a class above the rest and the Class 4 was far to easy for him.

He headed to Epsom next for what looked to be a better test but again he brushed aside a classy field in the Class 2 Woodcote EBF Stakes.

The only way was up again for the Godolphin colt and the Listed Chesham Stakes over seven furlongs at Royal Ascot saw him break the track record for a two year old over that distance.

This makes him the one to beat again today and even though stepping up to a Group 2 he looks highly progressive and future star.

Trainer - Charlie Appleby

With that in mind about Pinatubo, his trainer Charlie Appleby could be a set for a special first day if all his players are on song and the markets suggest he has some stellar chances.

In the first race of the day he has setting sails who currently leads the betting at 4/1 and has been very progressive this season winning twice and placing in a big fielded event last time out that should help him in todays contest.

As mentioned Pinatubo is arguably his biggest chance of a winner on the day with his stand out ability and progression throughout the season but it will be the colts toughest test to date.

The final horse that we believe has a great chance to turn the tables in the Goodwood Cup is Cross Counter. The Melbourne Cup winner will be looking to reverse the form on the superstar Stradivarius and even though it will be a monumental task, Appleby's gelding looks dangerous today.

Appleby is set to have a great week but could capitalise today with some of his big guns being produced early on in the week.

Jockey - Oisin Murphy

The jockey we like the look of on day one at Glorious Goodwood is Oisin Murphy who heads into this festival in superb form landing four races at Ffos las yesterday and today he holds some nice rides.

Murphy has a big chance in the first race with trainer William Knight's Soto Sizzler who has won all three of his handicap contests on downhill tracks including at this track.

He seems to be heading in the right direction and is one of the more likely types in the big fielded handicap to start the day.

Another stand out ride he has picked up is for trainer Saeed bin Suroor and the Godolphin team with Lost In Time in the Maiden Stakes.

This two year old is only having his second start to date after finishing a smart second at Chelmsford on debut and he ran very green that day suggesting if Murphy can calm him down he holds a big chance.