Home of the Brave and Minding to shine at Glorious Goodwood?

Home of the Brave and Minding to shine at Glorious Goodwood?

The 2016 Glorious Goodwood meeting, now known as the Qatar Goodwood Festival, gets underway at the end of this month and plenty of punters will be eagerly anticipating the declarations ahead of the five-day event. The best flat racing horses, jockeys and trainers will all feature prominently at this years’ festival but there are perhaps two horses in particular that stand tall above their rivals.

Home of the Brave is one of these horses. Trainer Hugo Palmer knows that this horse is very special indeed and he will be quietly confident ahead of the Qatar Lennox Stakes on the opening day of the meeting. Home of the Brave has won four of his five starts over 7 furlongs, including his last two starts and it would take a ‘brave’ man to back against him on current form.

At the time of writing, Betway are offering 5/1 on Home of the Brave and he will almost certainly be a lot shorter come race day. With the ever-improving James Doyle on board, Home of the Brave could romp home to get punters off to the perfect start on the opening day of this thrilling meeting. Glorious Goodwood truly is a standout event in British sport and this year’s event could be the greatest yet...

But Aidan O’Brien’s filly Minding may steal the show on the final day of the festival. She is one of a kind and the O’Brien-Ryan Moore combination is set to team up for the Nassau Stakes. Minding has won six of her nine races so far and has never finished outside of the top two – a statistic that bodes well for success at Goodwood.

And punters looking to back her can find more information and an easy to use bet slip at Betway’s website. Minding is currently as short as 1/2 in the betting and she is unlikely to drift in the lead up to the meeting. She truly is THE standout horse in the race and it would be foolish to back against her, especially as she has the form, the class and the stamina to hold off her opponents.

Glorious Goodwood is a celebration and a festival of horse racing but it is also about the culture and enjoying the history of this incredible event. There have been some incredible races at Goodwood over the years and many fantastic horses have trotted into the winner’s enclosure. And with a bit of luck, Home of the Brave and Minding could find themselves doing just that at the end of July...