Thoughts on Piccadillo at Goodwood.July 29, 2014
Piccadillo runs in the 4.15 at Glorious Goodwood tomorrow. Thomas Brown keeps up his partnership with the filly in the six furlong maiden. Piccadillo ran much truer to her ability on her second start at Windsor and should take another step forward tomorrow. That was just nine days ago and she has come out of the race bouncing. She did a bit of work on Friday, clocking her fastest time yet for the particular gallop she was working on so we’re hopeful of yet more improvement. We’re looking forward to our first runner at Glorious Goodwood and it should be a lot of fun.
The race looks a good test for Piccadillo and she will have to step forward again to win it, but the prize money and bonuses on offer mean it is worth having a go at. In her favour she does have a run style that ought to suit Goodwood and should handle the track. Her experience will stand in good stead as the main contenders appear to be unraced or have just appeared once. Shahah was a lovely yearling that we much admired, however her 320,000 Guineas price put her a long way out of reach. She looked very useful on debut when finishing second on debut and set a pretty decent standard in this race. Another expensive filly is Hundi who fluffed her lines first time out but is likely to put up a much better showing this time. Touchline is a newcomer out of mare that I remember from my time at Roger Charlton’s she was more of a stayer, her daughter by Exceed and Excel, a good source of speed may be a bit quicker and more precocious and is an interesting debutant. Bright Flash has a speedy pedigree and hails from a yard who’s horse tend to be primed for their first run on the whole.
Piccadillo chilling out with her best friend the yard cat this morning.