Andrew Balding: Berkshire Shadow could be a big player
The Betway ambassador previews his three runners on the third day of Glorious Goodwood, as well as his other Friday entries.
Mellow Magic has been super consistent this year. She’s in at the bottom of the weights and, with Harry’s claim, she should be in the mix over this extreme distance (13:50 Goodwood).
Berkshire Breeze is somehow still a maiden. He’s not done an awful lot wrong, but we hope he can shed his maiden tag and then make his way back into handicaps after that (14:10 Wolverhampton).
Berkshire Shadow ran a good race at Newmarket last time. He’s always performed well, and you’d have to think that every bit of his form, especially his run in the Guineas, would entitle him to be a big player here (14:25 Goodwood).
Foxes Tales is another who won’t want it rattling quick at Goodwood (16:10). It’s a very fast track by nature, so fast ground just makes it that bit quicker. He’s deserving of his place in this race if he does take his chance.
VE Day had a few minor issues in the spring but has got back on track of late. He showed promise in two starts at the back end of last year. Whatever happens, he’ll come forward to the run (20:35 Southwell).