Andrew Balding: Bell Rock has been freshened up since Ascot
The Betway ambassador assesses the chances of his three runners on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood.
We run Bell Rock in the 1m2f Handicap, and we think that the extra two furlongs will suit him.
He was a good winner on his first start this season at Newmarket, and backed that up quickly with a good run in the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot.
We’ve freshened him up since then and we’re hopeful he’ll run a good race, but it’s always difficult to win handicaps off a mark of 103. He's up against it on that front, but we have always thought plenty of him.
Youth Spirit is another nice two-year-old that we think a lot of.
He ran very well at Haydock on his debut behind Devious Company, who runs in this race too.
He was a good winner at Newmarket last time, but this is a hot contest with lots of improving horses.
Skibo Castle makes his debut in the maiden, and I do think he will need the experience.
Goodwood maidens often suit horses with experience and those that have a run under their belt, but I do think this horse will be winning races this year.
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