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INFALLIBLE BET; GLORIOUS GOODWOOD .. DAY ONE.

Byline: By NEWSBOY

INFALLIBLE can profit from a step down in both trip and class to land the Group 2 Betfair Cup (3.30) on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood this afternoon.

When John Gosden's daughter of Pivotal waltzed away with the seven-furlong Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket in April, she looked one of the potential stars of 2008.

In the event, she has been beaten in each of her three subsequent starts, all in Group 1 company - she finished fourth in the 1,000 Guineas before taking the silver medal in both the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and Newmarket's Falmouth Stakes.

But each of those races was run over a mile, and Infallible, having travelled with comfort throughout, has failed to get home.

Today she gets the chance to race back at seven, while the easing one rung down the class ladder isn't going to harm, either.

Arguably unlucky when not getting the run of the race in Royal Ascot's King Edward VII Stakes, CONDUIT can return to winning form in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes (2.50).

Sir Michael Stoute's son of Dalakhani was late gains on all-the-way scorer Campanologist, but compensation awaits.

Another Royal Ascot runner-up, Norfolk Stakes second Spin Cycle, has excellent claims from a kind draw in the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes (4.05).

Sir Mark Prescott's team continue in excellent form, and CARAVEL can show the benefit of a belated return to action by landing the opening Bank Of Scotland Investment Service Handicap (2.15).

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 29, 2008
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