Turf Talk: Could Hoof It be a leading light in Stewards Cup?

Kieren Fallon, pictured here riding Northern Fling at Musselburgh, takes the reins of our selection Hoof It at Goodwood on Saturday
Kieren Fallon, pictured here riding Northern Fling at Musselburgh, takes the reins of our selection Hoof It at Goodwood on Saturday

Saturday is Stewards Cup day, a race I have long been a fan of and a race I have been very lucky in.

Having kept an eye on the declarations I am hoping that former winner Hoof It, victorious two years ago, is going to line up. Things have been a bit hit and miss with Mick Easterby’s charge since he won this off a mark of 111 but he turns up off only 1lb higher on Saturday. If he is anything like the light of former days he could be well treated and the booking of Kieren Fallon further strengthens my view that this fellow will take all the beating.

In the Group 1 Nassau stakes on the same card I am sticking with the Lady Cecil trained Hot Snap at 9/1, I just feel the likely favourite Sky Lantern will be tested over this extended 1m1f trip.

Selections

Saturday August 3

Both Goodwood

Stewards Cup – Hoof It

Nassau Stakes – Hot Stuff