Glorious Goodwood Tips 2021

FREE professional horse racing tips for the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

When is Glorious Goodwood 2021?

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 27th July till 31st July 2021

Glorious Goodwood - 2019

Glorious Goodwood Races

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

Tuesday 27th July – Goodwood Cup Day
Featuring the £500,000 Group 1 Race the Qatar Goodwood Cup which gets underway at 3.35pm.
Wednesday 28th July – Sussex Stakes Day
The Qatar Sussex Stakes is the feature race worth a huge £1million.
Thursday 29th 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 30th 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 31st July – 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

  • 9 of the last 12 winners were aged 4-6

  • 7 of the last 12 winners were favourites

  • 10 winners were in the top 3 in the betting

  • 8 won on their last run before the Goodwood Cup

  • 5 winners ran in the Gold Cup (Ascot) on their last run, 3 of the 5 won and 2 placed

  • 4 of the last 12  winners ran in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes on their last run, 3 of the 4 won, 1 placed

  • 5 winners had at least 1 previous win at Goodwood

  • 7 winners had at least 1 previous win over 16 furlongs

  • 10 winners had at least 4 previous flat wins

  • 9 winners had at least 1 previous win that season

  • Stradivarius has won this race an incredible 4 times over the last 4 years

  • Josh Gosden is the leading trainer with 4 wins, next is Saeed bin Suroor and Michael Ball with 2 apiece 

  • Frankie Dettori has saddled the winner an impressive 4 times across 3 different horses

  • 6 winners were bred in Ireland, 5 in Great Britain, and 1 in Germany

  • 6 winners returned an SP between 9/2 and 8/1

Recent Winners of Goodwood Cup

DateGoingRunnersWinnerAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOdds
Good To Firm14511/4
Good To Firm885/1
Good To Firm1559/2
Good To Firm1078/1
Good To Firm878/15
Good To Firm15510/11
Good To Firm9611/8
Good To Firm9510/1
Good To Firm759/4
Good To Soft9711/2
Good To Firm10616/1


Our Goodwood Cup Tips

Coming soon!

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.

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4/7 f
Horse silk
  • 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

  • 7 of the last 12 winners were aged 3

  • 8 of the last 12 winners were favourites, 10 winners were in the top 3 in the betting

  • 7 winners won on their last run before the Sussex Stakes

  • 4 winners ran in the St James’s Palace Stakes (Ascot) on their last run, 3 of the 4 won, 1 placed

  • 3 winners ran in the Queen Anne Stakes (Ascot) on their last run, 2 of the 3 won, 1 placed

  • 8 winners had at least 2 previous wins over 8 furlongs

  • 10 winners had at least 4 previous flat wins

  • 7 winners had at least 1 previous group 1 win

  • 10 winners had at least 1 win that season

  • Frankel has won this race twice in the last 12 years, in 2011/12

  • 7 winners were bred in Great Britain, 5 in Ireland

  • 8 winners returned an SP of 6/4 or less

Recent Winners of the Sussex Stakes

DateGoingRunnersWinnerAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOdds
Good To Firm10311/8
Good To Firm432/5
Good To Soft7311/4
Good To Firm734/6
Good To Firm634/11
Good To Firm7615/2
Good To Soft9520/1
Good To Firm538/13
Good To Firm1039/2
Good To Firm1033/1
Good To Firm8311/10
Good To Firm9413/2


Our Sussex Stakes Tips

Coming soon!

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.

Horse silk
  • 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

  • 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 3 or 4

  • 5 of the last 12 winners were favourites, 9/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting

  • 3 winners won on their last run before the Nassau Stakes

  • 8 winners had at least 1 previous win over 10 furlongs

  • All 12 winners had at least 2 previous flat wins, 7/12 winners had at least 3 previous flat wins

  • 8 winners had at least 1 previous Group 1 win

  • 9 winners had at least 1 previous win that season

  • Midday won this race three times back-to-back in 2009/10/11

  • Trainers John Gosden and Sir Henry Cecil have been the most successful here with 3 wins each in the last 12 years

  • 7 of the last 12 winners were bred  in Great Britain, 4 in Ireland, and 1 (2019 winner Deirdre) in Japan

  • 7 winners returned an SP of 11/4 or less. 2 winners returned an SP of 20/1

Recent Winners of the Nassau Stakes

DateGoingRunnersWinnerAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOdds
Good To Firm531/5
Good To Firm932/1
Good To Firm6411/2
Good To Firm656/4
Good To Firm7415/8
Good To Firm935/1
Good To Firm832/1
Good To Firm75Evens
Good To Soft11413/8
Good To Firm6411/2
Good To Firm103100/30
Good To Firm739/4


Our Nassau Stakes Tips

Coming soon!

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.


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  • 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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