Steve Mullen guides you through Monday’s racing from Ayr, Ripon, Wolverhampton and Windsor
BUNGEE JUMP showed promise when a close-up fourth on her debut at Newcastle last time out.
The form of that race is working out well and she wasn’t asked too many questions.
She should improve on that and this doesn’t look the strongest contest.
VOICEMAIL would not have to improve on her debut effort when she came home a healthy third at Thirsk.
She was bang there until well inside the final furlong and should progress for the run.
The step up from 7f to a mile looks a wise move too.
3.00 – Mullen’s star bet
WEST DRIVE took a leap forward on his first run over this distance when winning well at Sandown last time out.
There was a bit of cut in the ground that day which suited well so this tacky going won’t be an issue.
A 3lb rise in the weights gives him every chance of following up.
LA CASA TARIFA gets the nod in a race where any of them could come home first.
She simply hated the terrible conditions at Goodwood last time so it’s worth putting a line through that run.
It should have brought her on nicely though after a break and she likes this trip and track.
? Steve Mullen’s star bet ?
By Steve Mullen
3.00 Ripon – West Drive: ‘Took a big leap forward on his first run over this distance when winning well at Sandown’ (add to your betslip)
FIRE LEOPARD ran a cracker when fourth in decent company at Thirsk last time when the step up to this distance looked ideal.
That was her handicap debut and she goes from the same mark today.
She wouldn’t have to improve much to get off the mark.
BILLY BOND didn’t fire at Beverley last time but went mighty close to winning at Ayr before that.
He also finished a solid second here in June and is 2lb lower in the weights since then.
This is his best distance and he goes in any ground so should be thereabouts again.
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LIGHT THE WICK
Templegate’s top tips for all of ITV’s races at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday, August 1
Charlie Hills can’t wait to take on Lady Aurelia in the Nunthorpe with his smart Battaash
2.15 Yes You
2.45 Pipe Dreamer
3.15 Crazy Tornado
3.45 Benjamin Thomas
4.15 Star Cracker
4.45 Weekend Offender
5.40 Captain Ryan
7.10 Don’t Give Up
8.10 Golden Easter
6.20 Hello Girl
6.50 Plage Depampelonne
7.20 Big Tour
8.20 Anna Medici