15:50 Goodwood– Aurora Gray (BEST ODDS 9/4 with Paddy Power)
Aurora Gray has been running very well in 2017. In six runs, she has two wins as well as two second places and two third placed finishes to her name. She’s a distance winner and has the ever-reliable Jim Crowley on board for this race. It would be no surprise to me to see her go off favourite for it. Over almost 21 furlongs over this course last time out, she was very close to winning again. This is a big step down in a trip to two miles, so she’ll have plenty of opportunity to conserve energy for the very end of the race. Arthur Mc Bride looks the main danger, but he hasn’t won since October. This also looks a big step up in class for that horse. I’m happy with Aurora Gray, a horse proven at this level with a lot going for her.
A £20 total stake returns £65 with Paddy Power
All prices correct at the time of posting.