2:10 Goodwood Racing Tip (22nd May) IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF MAIDEN STAKES (Bobis Race) (CLASS 4) (2yo)
An EBF Maiden Stakes over 6f on good ground. Nine colts and geldings, two raced. Portamento hasn't been seen since mid April, when competing in a hot maiden race won by the talented Mind Of Madness. This American-bred son of Shamardal is out of a Grade 1 winning mare and sure to make into a decent horse in time. Charlie Appleby's grey colt was fancied to go well on debut but inexperience cost him dear and with a couple of fair form horses setting a healthy pace he was left toiling. It is interesting that this juvenile was entered to run at York, which suggests they hold him in some regard. This step up in distance is sure to prove positive and he will be primed for a big run today. If prices allow, looks a fair each way selection.