Tom Stanley's top tips for Friday: Don't Duckett - take a chance on Mosse's mount

By Tom Stanley
Fri 24 May 2019

Good Vibes was a welcome winner for us last Friday in the Marygate. She wasn't David Evans’s first winner of the race but, according to the trainer, she is the best he’s trained... and she was in season.

I think she’s very good and the stiffness of the Ascot straight should really suit when she runs in the Queen Mary.

It's handicaps galore between two tracks I have concentrated on for Friday's action, along with a play in the Cocked Hat.

2.20 Goodwood: Pour La Victoire at a general 16-1

He’s not getting any younger, but this trip here will suit and, for all that it’s not the biggest field, it looks like there will be some pace on.

He needs luck but he is a course winner over six furlongs and his Poet’s Society form over course and distance last summer is rock-solid. I like his draw given his running style and we know that George Downing gets on well with him.

3.20 Haydock: Excelled at 16-1 with Paddy Power

I put this filly up for her reappearance and she was disappointing. The yard were quiet in April though and, in better form now, it could turn out that she may just have needed that.

Eased a couple of pounds off the back of it, this looks a tad less competitive and her novice form suggests she’s fairly treated. I like the fact that there is pace next door, as she’ll want some to settle behind. Quicker ground should suit too.

3.30 Goodwood: Duckett’s Grove at 14-1 with Betfair

Watch Duckett's Grove latest victory in a competitive contest at Chelmsford City

His Cork debut form for previous connections has worked out very well, but his Newbury run was disappointing. I remember there being a buzz about him that day but perhaps easy ground (it was a grim day) didn’t suit.

He proved that run all wrong when coming out and winning three weeks ago at Chelmsford and, for all that Dante/Derby entries were never likely to be taken up, he looks a lovely prospect for this season. An official rating of 92 underestimates him.

5.00 Haydock: Jaleel at 9-2 with Betfair

I do think Songkran will be suited by the step up in trip, but Jaleel could be the best treated of these on handicap debut. He, too, should appreciate the mile and his debut form suggests he has plenty in hand.

A poor effort is worth forgiving on his last run in 2018 and he shaped with much more promise on reappearance, hopefully putting him spot-on for this.

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