Race of the Day – 4 Aug

Race of the Day – 16:40 Goodwood

When taking a look at the Trainer Snippets report, we can see that John Gosden has excellent figures under two different categories, and they are both applicable for the same horse.

He has a great record with last time out winners, being 67/234 (28.63%) for a level stakes profit of 22.20. His record with horses coming back from a break of 60+ days is even more impressive, where he is 69/242 (28.51%) for 39.50 points and an Impact Value of almost 3.0, meaning he is three times more likely than average to have the winner.

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If we go to the race card and expand the trainer form there, it shows us that Gosden also has useful form here at Goodwood over the past year, winning with a third of his runners.

Eternally hasn’t raced for over 300 days, but she looked a smart horse when last seen winning a Listed race at Ascot on good to soft going. She has only had the six races in her career to date, winning four of them and being placed in the other two, and I have a feeling there may be plenty more to come from her as a four year old.

She has won on a variety of underfoot conditions, from the all-weather at Wolverhampton, twice on good to firm and last time on good to soft. It was on the softer ground that I thought she looked most comfortable, and I am hoping she will be finishing strongly with her stamina proven over a mile.

Early leaders here over this distance has a good record, and based on previous runs it appears likely that James Doyle will ensure that Eternally is either the early leader, or at least very handy. I expect him to go off pretty quickly and make a proper test of stamina, where Eternally will hopefully be strongest inside the final furlong.

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