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Horse Racing Tips: Robbie Wilders' Goodwood Friday tips

Goodwood hosts a more than decent six-race card on Friday evening and Racing Post tipster Robbie Wilders provides three bets from the card.

5.35 Goodwood
Sir Laurence Graff @ 2/1
1pt win

6.10 Goodwood
Our Jester @ 5/2
1pt win

6.45 Goodwood
Misty Dancer @ 9/4
1pt win

Sir Laurence can shed maiden tag

It lashed it down at Goodwood on Thursday and the going quickly changed from Good to Soft in a matter of hours.

Handling an ease underfoot at the West Sussex track on Friday evening will be key and I like Sir Laurence Graff in the mile novice (5.35).

Sir Laurence Graff drifted markedly on his debut when fourth at Haydock, but travelled well into the contest and gave the impression he would have plenty more to offer.

The John and Thady Gosden-trained juvenile is a brother to Interpretation, who finished fourth in last season's St Leger and acted on a testing surface.

Sir Laurence Graff will have learned plenty for his debut run and is entered in next season's Derby, which suggests he is held in some regard.

Jester can make fool out of Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy will have plenty of supporters in the 2m handicap (6.10) as she has been one of the most progressive fillies in training this season.

Bidding for a six-timer in the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup at York last week, Mostly Cloudy improved again to finish fifth in a contest where Quickthorn dominated throughout.

She was only beaten two and a half lengths by the smart Coltrane, but this is a quick enough turnaround and she has little form on ground with cut in it.

The Hughie Morrison-trained Our Jester is preferred after an encouraging handicap debut on rain-softened going last time.

The handicapper has hit him with a 2lb rise for that but it shouldn't be enough to halt this half-brother to the yard's smart mare Urban Artist.

Urban Artist began life in handicaps off a mark of 80 and eventually progressed to place in a Group 2, so I'm hoping for similar development from my selection.

Our Jester bagged seventh on heavy going in the Champion Bumper behind Facile Vega earlier this year, so should be fine on the conditions, while he is unexposed on the Flat and has never ran over two miles in this sphere.

I'd be surprised if he didn't cope with the step up in trip from 1m6f.

Misty can lead them a merry dance

Misty Dancer doesnt set an insurmountable standard for the less exposed runners in the 1m2f fillies' maiden (6.45) to reach as she is only rated 73.

However, she is yet to race on turf and has shown progressive form in three starts on the all-weather this summer.

The switch to grass could really suit this daughter of Dubawi as her dam produced many of her best efforts on soft ground and she is partnered by useful 5lb claimer Harry Burns, who is operating at a healthy 24 per cent strike-rate for the Simon and Ed Crisford yard for a healthy level-stakes profit of +£6.75 to £1 stakes.

Misty Dancer would likely be a good thing in a handicap considering she ran to a Racing Post Rating of 80 on her previous start, but this decision to tackle a weak enough maiden can be vindicated for an in-form team who are 33 per cent over the last fortnight.

By Robbie Wilders

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