Molecomb Stakes betting tips: Soldier’s Call can gun down Goodwood rivals

Horsebetting.com experts think Royal Ascot winner Soldier’s Call is worth a bet to follow-up in the Group 2 Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday, 1 August. Rumble Inthejungle rates the main danger in the 5f juvenile contest at the Sussex venue. Trainer Karl Burke saddled the winner of last year’s renewal and his Life Of Reilly looks a lively outsider worth considering each-way. For full details on these horses’ chances, read our in-depth 2018 Molecomb Stakes betting tips preview.

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Soldier's Call
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Soldier’s Call has a big shout in Molecomb Stakes

Trainer Archie Watson has his team in sizzling form and Soldier’s Call looks to hold leading claims of providing him with another winner in the Group 2 Molecomb Stakes – a juvenile contest run over the flying 5f at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday 1 August (15:00).

The young Lambourn based handler is operating at an incredible strike rate of just under 35 per cent in the last 14 days. In Soldier’s Call, he has a progressive colt who after finishing a highly-promising second on debut has scored twice since. During the last of those successes, the son of Showcasing beat Sabre by three-quarters of a length in the 28-runner Listed 5f Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Soldier’s Call showed bags of early pace to lead the nearside group and, after being the overall leader a furlong from home, ran on strongly to repel the late thrust of the runner-up. It was a taking and gusty display and he had the re-opposing Well Done Fox, Life Of Reilly and Queen Of Bermuda all well-beaten in-behind.

He meets them on the same terms, so there is no real reason why Soldier’s Call should not confirm the form and come out on top of that quartet once again. This track should suit his attacking run style even better and another plus is that he is two from two under jockey Danny Tudhope.

Soldier’s Call is also the officially highest rated in the line-up off 105 – and that gives him 5lb and upwards in hand on his 10 rivals. Everything suggests he is the one to beat, so he looks well worth a bet to land the hat-trick.

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Rumble Inthejungle rates the main danger

The Richard Spencer trained Rumble Inthejungle also ran very well at Royal Ascot when fourth of 11 to Shang Shang Shang in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes and is feared most. He kept on well from off the pace to be nearest at the finish and beaten just two lengths.

Prior to that, he had shown a good attitude on debut when making all and gamely beating the aforementioned Well Done Fox by a neck at Salisbury. Those efforts make Rumble Inthejungle a key player in this, and the fact that he already has solid form to his name at Group 2 level is a big plus.

This son of Bungle Inthejungle also looks versatile as regards riding tactics and is certainly not devoid of pace. After just two starts, further improvement also looks assured and his handler has been firmly among the winners of late.

The booking of Tom Queally to do the steering is another positive as he has a strike rate of 21 per cent when teaming up with the yard in the past 12 months, so everything points to a big run from Rumble Inthejungle.

Life Of Reilly a lively outsider

Karl Burke saddled Havana Grey to land the spoils 12 months ago and Life Of Reilly is his sole representative this time around. He looks capable of outrunning his odds, so gets our each-way vote as the Ontoawinner owned colt came good at the second time of asking when scoring in good style at Ripon and has posted some solid efforts in defeat since.

They include when a 6 1/4 lengths sixth of 28 to Soldier’s Call in the Windsor Castle Stakes. Life Of Reilly also ran very well last time out in the Listed 5f Dragon Stakes at York when finding only Well Done Fox a neck too good after racing prominently throughout.

Although he has plenty to find to turn around the form with Soldier’s Call, there is little between him and Well Done Fox, who is much shorter in the betting. So, at the odds on offer, that makes Life Of Reilly the value bet of the pair and the more attractive each-way punting proposition in this.

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