Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Friday, May 20th 2022

Friday's best racing tips including Listed contests from Goodwood and Haydock

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Today’s horse racing tips feature three Listed company fixtures that are happening on a busy day of action.

Two of those Listed runs are from Goodwood, with the other one happening at Haydock and it is just those two venues that are the focus of our racing tips today.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Friday, May 20th 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

14:10 Goodwood Stakes (Listed) Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Fillies’ Listed
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 11
Distance: 1m 2f

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SILK SEA ROAD landed a victory in a good hot field at Nottingham recently on a 1m trip.

She will be coming up on the trip for this one, but she looks like a really exciting prospect after having gotten off the mark in fine fashion.

The breeding is there to suggest that Silk Sea Road will have this trip comfortably in her and she should be competitive.

EMOTION was an impressive winner last time out, destroying a field at Kempton in a minor event at 12f.

She powered down the straight leaving all in her wake.

That was just the second run for her and Emotion is in excellent hands.

ETERNAL PEARL made a solid start, taking a fourth place finish on her debut three weeks ago.

That run was at Ascot and she couldn’t quite overcome the greenness to get there. B

ut there’s more to come and Eternal Pearl looks like a good one.


Ones to watch: Emotion 15/8, Eternal Pearl 5/1

* (odds recorded 21:46 GMT on 19th May 2022 at William Hill)

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15:20 Goodwood Cocked Hat Stakes (Listed) Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Listed
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 1m 3f

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LYSANDER got off the mark three weeks ago on his first run as a 3-year-old and looks to have plenty more about him.

As a juvenile, luck wasn’t quite on his side when taking a third on his debut.

But that positive return at Newcastle recently puts Lysander well in this.

Lysander is being targeted for bigger things, and as a nod to that, he still holds an entry for the Derby at the moment.

NATURAL WORLD went fairly well in the Lingfield Derby Trial in which he finished third after being asked to set the pace.

That came after a winning debut and it will have been a good workout for him.

That Lingfield effort was two weeks ago and Natural World has big claims.

ALDOUS HUXLEY did too much too soon at Newmarket on his latest run, but he kept battling well and never gave up.

That bold effort was enough to see him take second place and as it followed a winning debut, it suggests that he has something about him.


Ones to watch: Lysander 7/4, Aldous Huxley 4/1

* (odds recorded 21:46 GMT on 19th May 2022 at William Hill)

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14:30 Haydock Cecil Frail (Listed) Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Fillies’ And Mares Listed
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 14
Distance: 6f

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FLOTUS has been going well and a recent fourth-place finish at Newmarket on her reappearance three weeks ago should have primed her well for this.

A change of tactics at the end of the season saw him come on superbly, and among the positive results for Flotus was a runner up in the Group 1 Cheveley Park.

That reappearance run at Newmarket was a Listed contest and Flotus was nowhere near her best in that one, rearing in the stalls as well.

She’ll be better for the outing.

SENSE OF DUTY is another to watch in this interesting contest as she goes in search of a hattrick.

She looks like a good one and the latest of those wins was a 6f score at Redcar.

Sense Of Duty was very comfortable in that as well and should handle the move up in level.

GALE FORCE MAYA looks to be the best of the rest for this contest as she picked up a win at Newmarket in a handicap run on her return.

That was in April by a narrow margin.

The latest run for Gale Force Maya saw her beaten by some of those she opposes again on Friday, but place claims are certainly there.

Tip: FLOTUS 9/4

Ones to watch: Sense Of Duty 9/4, Gale Force Maya 7/1

* (odds recorded 21:46 GMT on 19th May 2022 at William Hill)

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14:45 Goodwood Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 2
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 7f

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MONTASSIB looks to be the one to beat in this contest as he goes in search of a hattrick and therefore keeping up his 100% record.

He’s from a top yard and just eased his way to the line to score at Wetherby in a novice contest on his latest.

Montassib took that win after a long break as well, and he has a stack of potential.

This will be the handicap debut for Montassib and he sets the standard.

THE ATTORNEY was handled well last season, producing some cracking form and was in the top two in each of his final four runs, winning two.

There are big claims for him as long the absence is not a problem because he has not been since September.

The Attorney runs for last year’s winning yard.

SPANISH STAR went in the right direction last time out so he is the final one to get on the shortlist in this contest.

He came up on the trip after taking a runner-up spot at Ascot a couple of weeks ago.

Spanish Star has won here twice before.

Tip: MONTASSIB 10/11

Ones to watch: The Attorney 7/2, Spanish Star 12/1

* (odds recorded 21:46 GMT on 19th May 2022 at William Hill)

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16:30 Goodwood Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 2m

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GOSHEN gets a rare spin on the flat when he goes at Goodwood on Friday.

That will be his first run on the level in 586 days.

But with three wins in his seven previous flat efforts, this classy hurdle star should have a big chance.

He was last seen three months ago taking the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton.

Goshen moves back to this sphere on an attractive mark.

SARATOGA GOLD picked up a victory here at Goodwood last time out and that was an impressive win as well.

Saratoga Gold looked in top form with an eye-catching finish. He got the better of Mellow Magic by a couple of lengths in that one.

This trip gives him more and he also goes for last year’s winning yard.

AGGAGIO is also on the shortlist here after winning his one previous visit to Goodwood.

He is match fit too after having spent some time over the timbers, which included a win in March. Aggagio was last seen a month ago and is not out of this.


Ones to watch: Goshen 13/8, Aggagio 14/1

* (odds recorded 21:46 GMT on 19th May 2022 at William Hill)

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16:15 Haydock Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 5
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 12
Distance: 1m

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DOUGIES DREAM carries a 6lb penalty for Friday after winning 10 days ago at Newcastle.

That was his second victory in three handicap efforts now and isn’t done improving yet.

Dougies Dream got off the mark at Redcar in April, so is thriving at the moment.

SOLANNA should be another of the big contenders in this one as he goes in search of a four-timer on Friday.

He has proven to be just as effective on the turf as the AW and looks wonderfully progressive.

Solanna’s latest win was at Nottingham just last month.

MAKALU is the final one that we look at for today’s racing tips as he could have a say in this contest.

He did win a couple of times last summer and a couple of runs since reappearance should now leave him fifth.

Makalu was sixth at Ripon two weeks ago but should come on for that.

Tip: SOLANNA 9/4

Ones to watch: Dougies Dream 3/1, Makalu 16/1

* (odds recorded 21:46 GMT on 19th May 2022 at William Hill)

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