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Race Sense: G1 The Goodwood

BY Mick Sharkie - @TheSharkTweet
6 months ago Horse Racing

Black Heart Bart will start as favourite for The Goodwood (Pic: Getty)

MORPHETTVILLE R7 - 1200m THE GOODWOOD SWP G1

TRACK & WEATHER

Track: Good 4, Rail: +4m, Weather: Fine

THE TEMPO

A big field sprint race like this almost always generates good early speed but with the most likely leaders #3 Faatinah and #6 Secret Agenda both drawn inside gates it might take a horse like #17 Karlovasi or #13 Bassett to come across from a wide gate and really put the hurt on.

The horses most likely to get the best run just off midfield are #7 Vega Magic, #2 Malaguerra, and #8 Rageese - on my map #1 Black Heart Bart gets a long way back buried back towards the inside. 

THE KEY RUNNERS

Perennial superstar #1 BLACK HEART BART $3.50 tops the weight scale and has this lot covered for class as he seeks to defend his title in this race which he won carrying 57.5kg in 2016. We know he's good enough to win the race, my worry is gate 2 and where he ends up in running. I can see the horse buried a long way back by the 600m with Rawiller needing inside runs of luck through the fiel...

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