Talking Horses: Naharr can justify cramped odds in Stewards' Cup charge

By: Chris Cook Saturday 1 August 2020

It has been a fine week at Goodwood for William Haggas and Tom Marquand and they can land the week’s big betting race

It has been a fine week at Glorious Goodwood for the newish combination of William Haggas and Tom Marquand, who got their fourth winner together at the Sussex track when Pablo Escobarr won a Group Three on Friday. They can cap it all off by taking the Stewards’ Cup back to Newmarket, as Nahaarr (3.35) looks hard to beat in the annual cavalry charge over the Downs.

The winner of five of his eight starts and still improving, Nahaarr belted the crossbar in the Silver Wokingham at Royal Ascot, racing prominently throughout but possibly making his move a shade early. Still, third place proved he belongs in this kind of race and the devastating turn of foot he deployed at Newbury last time underlines his ability.

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