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Glorious Goodwood Tips 2020

FREE professional horse racing tips for the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

When is Glorious Goodwood 2020?

Glorious Goodwood, or Qatar Goodwood Festival to give it it’s official name, is a five day festival taking place annually, at the end of July, beginning of August.

Glorious Goodwood 2020 takes place from the 28th July till 1st August.

Glorious Goodwood - 2019

Glorious Goodwood Races

Each day of the festival has a feature race, which you will find more information below.

Tuesday 28th July – Goodwood Cup Day
Featuring the £500,000 Group 1 Race the Qatar Goodwood Cup which gets underway at 3.35pm.
Wednesday 29th July – Sussex Stakes Day
The Qatar Sussex Stakes is the feature race worth a huge £1million.
Thursday 30th July – Ladies Day
Another 8 races on Ladies Day, where the Qatar Nassau Stakes takes the feature spot with a prize of £600,000
Friday 31st July – King George Day
There’s four group races at Glorious Goodwood on the fourth day, with the King George Qatar Stakes the feature.
Saturday 1st August – Stewards Cup Day
The last day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival has the quarter of a million pounds Unibet Stewards’ Cup as it’s featured race.

Glorious Goodwood Feature Races

Goodwood Cup Tips

A group 1 race, the Goodwood Cup was first run in 1808.  It's a race for the stayers, being run over 2 miles 5 furlong.  The prize fund is £500,000 thus attracting some fantastic talent in racing.

This race brings a fair few records, with Double Trigger and Stradivarius winning the Goodwood Cup 3 times each.  There are five leading jockeys who have all won 5 times each, Jem Robinson, George Fordham, Steve Donoghue, and more recently Lester Piggott and Pat Eddery.

We have to turn the clock back to the 1800's to find the leading trainer, where between 1836 and 1860 John Scott trained 7 winners.

12 Year Trends and Stats

  • Age – Ten of the last twelve winners were aged between four and seven.
  • Sex – Ten of the last twelve winners were entires seven of those were older horses and the other two colts. No filly or mare has won in the last twelve years. Mini Angle those seven horses came from just nineteen runners a strike rate of over 36% returning a 78% ROI.
  • Country – Six of the last twelve winners were bred in Ireland, five in Great Britain and one in Germany.
  • Colour – Seven of the last twelve winners were bay (b), four were chestnut (ch) and the other one was bay / brown (b/br).
  • Starting Price (SP) – All of the last twelve winners returned a SP of 8/1 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – Seven of the last twelve winners started as the SP favourite, All of them came from the first four in the betting.
  • Headgear – Ten of the last twelve winners wore no headgear. The other two winners had cheekpieces on.
  • Draw – The draw has no significant bearing on the race results.
  • Days Since Last Run – All of the last twelve winners had run between 21 and 42 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – Eight of the last twelve runners had won on their previous start and all twelve had finished in the first three last time.
  • Course Form – Eight of the last twelve winners had previously run at Goodwood. Five of them had won at the course.
  • Distance Form – Nine of the last twelve winners had run at 2 miles in the past and seven of those had won at the trip.
  • Flat Form – All of the last twelve winners had run at least eight in the past and won at lease three times.
  • Official Rating – Ten of the last twelve winners had an official rating of between 113 and 120.
  • Group Wins – Eleven of the last twelve winners had won at least one Group race previously. Five of them had won a Group 1 race.
  • Current Season Form – All twelve winners had run at least once in the current season and nine of them had won at least once in the season.

Recent Winners of Goodwood Cup

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays

Our Goodwood Cup Tips

STRADIVARIUS 15:15 8/13  – Has to concede a massive 15lb to the Queen's Vase and Irish Derby winner SANTIAGO but he is well capable of doing that although if kept in training SANTIAGO looks a Cup Horse in the making and it would be no surprise if he headed to Australia for the Melbourne Cup before next seasons campaign. NAYEF ROAD (see notebook) is too big at 20/1 and may make the frame.

How did we do?

Notebook horse NAYEF ROAD made most of the running as expected and STRADIVARIUS managed to get boxed in on the rail. Frankie Dettori managed to get the great horse out of the traffic problems and once he had a clear run STRADIVARIUS swooped to win his fourth Goodwood Cup pretty impressively. NAYEF ROAD kept on for second and SANTIAGO took third.

1st
Horse silk
5(7)
4/7 f
2nd
Horse silk
3(1)
20/1
  • J H M Gosden
  • L Dettori
  • 7 ran
  • 1
  • £1.40
  • £1.10, £5.40
  • £7.90
  • £13.50
  • £14.08
  • £1.40, £1.10, £1.70

Sussex Stakes Tips

The Sussex Stakes at Goodwood is a group one race run over a distance of 1 mile.  Open to horses 3 years and older, it was first run in 1841, but then was a 6 furlong race.  

Leading horse in this race is the mighty Frankel, who won it twice, in 2011 and 2012.

Leading jockey goes to Sir Gordon Richards clocking up an impressive 8 wins between 1928 and 1952.

Leading Trainer is Sir Henry Cecil with 7 wins, including the two by Frankel.

Sussex Stakes 12 Year Stats and Trends

  • Age – Eight of the last twelve winners were aged three.
  • Sex – Ten of the last twelve winners were entires nine of those were colts. No filly or mare has won in the last twelve years.
  • Country – Six of the last twelve winners were bred in Great Britain, five in Ireland and one in USA.
  • Colour – Ten of the last twelve winners were bay (b),
  • Starting Price (SP) – Ten of the last twelve winners returned a SP of 11/4 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – Nine of the last twelve winners started as the SP favourite,
  • Headgear – Eleven of the last twelve winners wore no headgear. The other one wore a hood.
  • Draw – All of the last twelve winners were drawn between 3 and 7.
  • Days Since Last Run – All of the last twelve winners had run between 25 and 43 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – Six of the last twelve runners had won on their previous start and all twelve had finished in the first three last time.
  • Course Form – Three of the last twelve winners had previously run at Goodwood. Two of them had won at the course.
  • Distance Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners had run at 1 mile in the past and won at the trip too.
  • Flat Form – All of the last twelve winners had run at least five times in the past and won at least twice.
  • Official Rating – Ten of the last twelve winners had an official rating of between 92 and 99.
  • Group Wins – All of the last twelve winners had won at least one Group race previously. Eight of them had won a Group 1 race.
  • Current Season Form – All twelve winners had run at least twice in the current season and ten of them had won at least once in the season

Recent Winners of the Sussex Stakes

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays

Our Sussex Stakes Tips

Irish 200 Guineas winner SISKIN, who has not put a foot wrong winning 5/5, is sure to be a popular favourite, however, I am taking him on with the ultra-tough CIRCUS MAXIMUS  8/1 who will battle every inch of the way right to the line.

How did we do?

CIRCUS MAXIMUS went off at just 6/1 on the day so I hope you managed to get on each way at 8/1 as he ran a great race as expected just finding MOHAATHER too good. The favourite SISKIN was ½ length back in third. 

1st
Horse silk
2(4)
3/1
2nd
Horse silk
1(5)
6/1
  • M P Tregoning
  • Jim Crowley
  • 7 ran
  • Siskin (USA) 9/4 F
  • ¾
  • £3.90
  • £2.20, £2.70
  • £21.50
  • £81.80
  • £19.50
  • £3.90, £1.80, £3.40

Nassau Stakes Tips

Established in 1840, the Nassau Stakes is a group one race open to Fillies and Mares aged 3 years and older.  The prize fund is an impressive £600,000 and the race is run on the last day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

The leading horse is Midday who won this race on three consecutive years from 2009.  Midday was trained by the leading trainer for this race too, Sir Henry Cecil, who has notched up 8 winners!  For the leading jockey we have to look back to the 1800's to Nat Flatman, and to the 1900's to Sir Gordon Richards who both won 6 races apiece.

Nassau Stakes 12 Year Stats and Trends

  • Age – All of the last twelve winners were aged between three and five.
  • Sex – Ten of the last twelve winners were fillies.
  • Country – Seven of the last twelve winners were bred in Great Britain, four in Ireland and one in Japan.
  • Colour – Eight of the last twelve winners were bay (b),
  • Starting Price (SP) – Ten of the last twelve winners returned a SP of 5/1 or less.
    Starting Price Rank – Five of the last twelve winners started as the SP favourite, Ten were in the first four in the betting.
  • Headgear – Ten of the last twelve winners wore no headgear. One wore a hood and one had cheekpieces on.
  • Draw – Ten of the last twelve winners were drawn 8 or lower.
  • Days Since Last Run – Eleven of the last twelve winners had run between 20 and 44 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – Just two of the last twelve runners had won on their previous start and ten of them had finished in the first three last time.
  • Course Form – Three of the last twelve winners had previously run at Goodwood. Two of them had won at the course.
  • Distance Form – Nine of the last twelve winners had run at 1m 2f in the past and seven of them had won at the trip too.
  • Flat Form – All of the last twelve winners had run at least three times in the past and won at least twice.
  • Official Rating – Nine of the last twelve winners had an official rating of between 111 and 120.
  • Group Wins – Ten of the last twelve winners had won at least one Group race previously. Eight of them had won a Group 1 race.
  • Current Season Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners had run at least twice in the current season and nine of them had won at least once in the season

Recent Winners of the Nassau Stakes

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
1.08.2019Goodwood1m2fGood9Deirdre (JPN)Harbinger5Murphy, OisinHashida, M20/19-7113443d
2.08.2018Goodwood1m2fGood6Wild IllusionDubawi (IRE)3Buick, WilliamAppleby, Charlie4/18-13111642d
3.08.2017Goodwood1m2fSoft6Winter (IRE)Galileo (IRE)3Moore, RyanOBrien, A P10/118-13119641d
30.07.2016Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm5Minding (IRE)Galileo (IRE)3Moore, RyanOBrien, A P1/58-11120134d
1.08.2015Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm9Legatissimo (IRE)Danehill Dancer (IRE)3Lordan, W MWachman, David2/18-12114834d
2.08.2014Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm6SultaninaNew Approach (IRE)4Buick, WilliamGosden, J H M11/29-7105228d
3.08.2013Goodwood1m2fGood14WinsiliDansili3Buick, WilliamGosden, J H M20/18-111031544d
4.08.2012Goodwood1m2fGood8The FugueDansili3Hughes, RichardGosden, J H M11/48-11111744d
30.07.2011Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm6MiddayOasis Dream5Queally, T PCecil, H R A6/49-6119635d
31.07.2010Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm7MiddayOasis Dream4Queally, T PCecil, H R A15/89-6120679d
1.08.2009Goodwood1m2fSoft10MiddayOasis Dream3Queally, T PCecil, H R A11/28-101181020d
2.08.2008Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm9Halfway To Heaven (IRE)Pivotal3Murtagh, JOBrien, A P5/18-100769d
4.08.2007Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm8Peeping Fawn (USA)Danehill (USA)3Murtagh, JOBrien, A P2/18-100120d
5.08.2006Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm7Ouija BoardCape Cross (IRE)5Dettori, LDunlop, E A LEvens9-5120128d
30.07.2005Goodwood1m2fGood To Soft11Alexander Goldrun (IRE)Gold Away (IRE)4Manning, K JBolger, J S13/89-30425d
31.07.2004Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm6Favourable TermsSelkirk (USA)4Fallon, KStoute, Sir Michael11/29-2112525d
2.08.2003Goodwood1m2fGood8Russian Rhythm (USA)Kingmambo (USA)3Fallon, KStoute, Sir Michael4/58-6120243d
3.08.2002Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm10Islington (IRE)Sadlers Wells (USA)3Fallon, KStoute, Sir Michael100/308-6110557d
4.08.2001Goodwood1m2fGood7LailaniUnfuwain (USA)3Dettori, LDunlop, E A L5/48-6104320d
5.08.2000Goodwood1m2fGood7Crimplene (IRE)Lion Cavern (USA)3Robinson, PhilipBrittain, C E7/48-6121643d
31.07.1999Goodwood1m2fFirm8Zahrat DubaiUnfuwain (USA)3Stevens, GarySuroor, Saeed Bin5/18-6115657d
1.08.1998Goodwood1m2fGood9AlboradaAlzao (USA)3Duffield, GPrescott, Sir Mark4/18-9107535d
2.08.1997Goodwood1m2fGood To Firm7Ryafan (USA)Lear Fan (USA)3Hills, MichaelGosden, J H M9/48-90324d

Our Nassau Stakes Tips

A very competitive renewal with 5 contenders at 9/2 or less in the market. Preference at this stage is for MAGIC WAND who is proven over the trip but until we get the final declarations I am not certain this will be my selection on the day.

How did we do?

When it came to race day I had changed my mind about the likely winner and went for NAZEEF.

MAGIC WAND led the field and it looked at first like I had made a mistake defecting from her but she weakened to fifth in the closing stages. Meanwhile NAZEEF raced keenly tracking the leaders but found herself outpaced two furlongs from home, however, she rallied and ran on for a never nearer third place.

Ryan Moore on the Donnacha O'Brien trained FANCY BLUE had a dream ride tracking MAGIC WAND before taking things up 1 furlong out and keeping on gamely to win from ONE VOICE who was a clear second.

Result.

1st
Horse silk
6(3)
11/4
2nd
Horse silk
7(1)
20/1
  • Donnacha O'Brien
  • R L Moore
  • 7 ran
  • Magic Wand (IRE) 9/4 F
  • nk
  • £3.20
  • £1.90, £4.20
  • £36.50
  • £149.60
  • £46.43
  • £8.00, £1.90, £11.70
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