Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 30 October 2014

The Punter: Case of how much Frankel will win by

Frankel has his last race over a mile at Glorious Goodwood today where he shouldn't be troubled in winning the Sussex Stakes for a second time.

Backing him is out of the question at 1/20 and it will be a case of looking for distance betting instead, probably greater than five lengths.

Wonder horse Frankel (below) faces only three opponents including his own lead horse Bullet Train, so really has to beat only two.

When you look at it that way, 1/20 is a gift for those who have the readies to play with. And there will be big players somewhere looking to get £200,000 on to win £10,000. Easy money, isn't it! But if you've got £200,000, then you don't really need the extra 10 grand, do you?

Of more interest is the appropriately named Olympic Glory in the Vintage Stakes over seven furlongs.

He just hung on from Birdman at Newmarket and has to give that one 3lbs now.

However, that was in very heavy ground and Olympic, who has the advantage of having won at this tricky track, will be able to use his speed to greater effect on a better surface.

Ridden by Richard Hughes for his father-in-law Richard Hannon, this combination dominates these type of Goodwood races, having won this one last year with Chandlery.

Tomorrow's Goodwood Cup can see John Oxx's Saddler's Rock take his revenge on Colour Vision who beat the Rock in the Ascot Gold Cup over two and a half miles in June.

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