Distant Light  won well last time, albeit in a maiden. She’s improved a lot since last year. I’m very hopeful that the track will be to her liking (13:35 Goodwood). The question mark is that, as she’s from a soft ground family, will she be as comfortable on quicker ground? They do often provide very safe ground at Goodwood though, so it might not be too quick.

Tactical  carries top weight for his first run of the season (13:50 Newmarket). He flatlined last year and was disappointing on his last couple of starts. He’s had some breathing surgery during the winter and, while he was slow to come to hand this spring, his work is getting there now. We’re trying him over 6f as his options are greatly enlarged if he can be as effective over that trip.

Rose Light  is making her debut and will likely need the experience before she is going to be winning races (14:10 Goodwood).

Notre Belle Bete  has had a productive season already. I think the trip is ideal for him, perfect in fact. If he handles the ground, which looks like it might be pretty quick, then he’s got a great chance (14:25 Newmarket).

Roscioli   was disappointing last time, and David felt he lost his action slightly. He actually travelled well into the race and was fine afterwards, so it could just be that he got tired and that was his way of showing it. If he does leave that run behind, he’s got a chance of going well, especially on the back of his best form last season (15:16 Goodwood).

Berkshire Shadow  has been largely ignored in the betting and his price is almost insulting. I’ve been so pleased with him at home this spring, his work has been very good. Obviously, bar his Gimcrack run, his form last year was superb and if he gets some luck, I really do think he can run a huge race (15:40 Newmarket).

Sir Henry Cotton  is dropping back to 5f, which is a little bit of an experiment (16:20 Goodwood). He’s always shown lots of natural speed, so if he does cope with coming back in trip, his options will also be enhanced.  

Swilcan Bridge  ran well at Epsom in what was a strong race for the grade. I suspect the James Ferguson horse will be tough to beat in this, but ours won’t be too far away if he runs to his best (16:55 Goodwood).