2015 The Goodwood Tips and Betting Preview

May 15th, 2015

17 talented sprinters have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville; offering punters exceptional value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Lucky Hussler is a leading chance for success in Saturday's Group 1 The Goodwood. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lucky Hussler is a leading chance for success in Saturday’s Group 1 The Goodwood. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Perth Raider Black Heart Bart ($4.40) has been backed into outright favouritism in 2015 The Goodwood betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, perched ahead of Hucklebuck ($4.50), Lucky Hussler ($6) and Under The Louvre ($8.50).

Will Black Heart Bart justify favouritism and win a maiden Group 1 title in the 2015 Goodwood Handicap or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Lucky Hussler ($6)

Lucky Hussler has returned to racing in scintillating form this time and arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2015 The Goodwood betting markets, particularly in being drawn in gate 11, which is likely to be ideal after six preceding races at Morphettville on Saturday. Posting six wins and seven minors over 27 career starts, Lucky Hussler won the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) most notably over a standout spring preparation; returning to the paddock after placing second in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1200m). Having taken out the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) before a luckless run for sixth in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) this time, Lucky Hussler will be partnered by regular hoop Glen Boss in The Goodwood.

2nd

Hucklebuck ($4.50)

Leading local Hucklebuck is yet to appear on course competitively this year, but has been set for a first-up tilt at The Goodwood and is reportedly in peak condition leading into the feature race. Finishing outside the first three only three times in thirteen career starts so far, the son of Elvstroem undoubtedly found career-best form to date over his most recent campaign; taking out each of the Listed Durbridge Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Yellowglen Stakes (1400m) before ending his season in the best way possible when winning the Emirates Stakes. Allocated the ideal barrier 3, Hucklebuck arguably offers the best value for money as a selection in a 2015 Goodwood quinella or trifecta bet.

3rd

Under The Louvre ($8.50)

Under The Louvre has returned to racing in competitive form this time, is treated very well at the weights and will leave from the ideal barrier 5 in The Goodwood. Finishing outside the first three only four times in 19 career starts, the son of Excellent Art ran an impressive second in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) first-up; progressing to success in the Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) before placing second in the Listed Anniversary Vase (1400m) last time out.

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