Glorious Goodwood Day 2 latest odds, news and free bets

After a bet365-sponsored opening day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting comes the arrival of a superstar and every racegoer at the Sussex Downs will want to catch a glimpse of the incredible Frankel who is a massive favourite to claim victory in the Sussex Stakes

3.10 Sussex Stakes

It would take something remarkable to see the four-year-old beaten and the best price is 1/16 (bet365 £200 free bets) about the Sir Henry Cecil trained charge continuing to be unbeaten in a career which will come to an end come the autumn.

There is still time to collect some large purses and the £180,000 on offer for first prize looks a nailed-on certainty, with the presence of Frankel scaring off several trainers and there will be just three horses to rival the favourite.

Of these, we can discount Bullet Train and Gabrial who simply don’t have the class to live with Frankel over one mile, while Farhh will give a good account of himself although the fact that this horse didn’t even win the Coral Eclipse tells its own story. Even so, odds of 12/1 (William Hill) are available about the four-year-old.

2.00 Goodwood Stakes

One of the longer races of Glorious Goodwood, with twenty horses racing over 2 mile five furlongs and it looks like a wide open contest which will see Cape Express go off at odds of around 15/2 (Paddy Power free bets). He is one of three horses that Nicky Henderson has entered, with the trainer being better known for his National Hunt heroics.

However, one horse to watch out for is Orsippus who will be ridden by Kieren Fallon and the six-year-old has not finished outside the top four in any of his four starts this season, with the bookies making the Michael Smith charge a 10/1 chance.

Romeo Montague also has the scope for further improvement and will trade at similar odds, with Ed Dunlop having high hopes for a horse that scored a victory at Ascot just two weeks ago, with Ryan Moore once again in the saddle.

We should expect a horse or two in the frame at a big price and Cloudy Spirit could be the one to be in the frame at odds of around 20/1, with Reg Hollinshead having trained the horse to two victories already this season.

2.35 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes

Olympic Glory would already have been a well-backed runner but the fact that the London Olympics are taking place means that the Richard Hannon horse will probably go off at an artificially short price and the current odds are 7/2.

Perhaps Ghurair is the one to beat though, with John Gosden having high hopes for this particular two-year-old who has won on his one and only outing thus far when beating 17 other horses in a Maiden Stakes in July.

Maxentius and Birdman could also go well although there is an element of unpredictability due to the fact that these horses are all progressive and we might see Whipper’s Boy or even Artigiano in the frame.

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