Glorious Goodwood – Likely Big-Race Favourites

Glorious Goodwood gets underway, on Tuesday and a sensational 5 days of action is in store. We currently have live ante-post markets, for all of the following encounters. Here is a quick guide to the horses we think are likely to go-off as favourites…


Qatar Vintage Stakes

Group 2

For 2 year olds

Distance: 7f

Purse: 200,000 GBP

Likely Favourite: Seahenge

Age: 2 (Foaled April 10th, 2015)

Sex: Bay Colt

Breeding: Scat Daddy (USA) – Fools in Love (USA) (Not For Love (USA))

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Owner: Mr M Tabor, D Smith & Mrs John Magnier

Dwelt, on debut at Naas, but still proved too good for both Yulong Warrior and My Mystique.

Qatar Lennox Stakes

Group 2

For 3 year olds and upwards

Distance: 7f

Purse: 300,000 GBP

Likely Favourite: Limato

Age: 5 (Foaled February 8th, 2012)

Sex: Bay Gelding

Breeding: Tagula (IRE) – Come April (Singspiel (IRE))

Trainer: H Candy

Owner: Mr Paul G Jacobs

Without a victory since October of last year, but he’s a double G1 champion and still finds plenty of friends in the market.

Qatar Goodwood Cup Stakes

Group 1

For 3 year olds and upwards

Distance: 2m

Purse: 523,000 GBP

Likely Favourite: Big Orange

Age: 6 (Foaled February 14th, 2011)

Sex: Bay Gelding

Breeding: Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) – Miss Brown To You (IRE) (Fasliyev (USA))

Trainer: M L W Bell

Owner: W J And T C O Gredley

Won this contest last season, beating Pallastor by just over a length. Battled hard to see-off Order Of St George, in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. He’ll be many punters’ banker, for the day.


Sussex Stakes

Group 1

For 3 year olds and upwards

Distance: 1m

Purse: 1,000,000 GBP

Likely Favourite: Ribchester

Age: 4 (Foaled March 24th, 2013)

Sex: Bay Colt

Breeding: Iffraaj – Mujarah (IRE) (Marju (IRE))

Trainer: R A Fahey

Owner: Godolphin

An easy winner of the 2017 Lockinge Stakes, he edged both left and right in the Queen Anne Stakes (Royal Ascot) but ran on well and beat Mutakayyef by just over a length. An outstanding 4-year-old.


Nassau Stakes

Group 1

For 3 year olds and upwards

Distance: 1m1f192y

Purse: 600,000 GBP

Likely Favourite: Winter

Age: 3 (Foaled February 15th, 2014)

Sex: Grey Filly

Breeding: Galileo (IRE) – Laddies Poker Two (IRE) (Choisir (AUS))

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Owner: Mrs John Magnier,Mr M Tabor & Mr D Smith

The find of the season, so far at least. She was a shock winner of the 1000 Guineas, but proved this was no fluke by coming out on top in both the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes. Can she handle the Goodwood track, though?


Goodwood Mile

Handicap (Class 2)

For 4 year olds and upwards

Distance: 1m

Purse: 150,000 GBP

Likely Favourite: Blair House

Age: 4 (Foaled February 22nd, 2013)

Sex: Chestnut Gelding

Breeding: Pivotal – Patroness (Dubawi (IRE))

Trainer: C Appleby

Owner: Godolphin

Runner-up in both the Bathwick Tyres Handicap (Newbury) and the Royal Hunt Cup (Ascot), Charlie Appleby’s inmate arrives with strong claims but this race looks wide-open.

King George Stakes

Group 2

For 3 year olds and upwards

Distance: 5f

Purse: 312,000 GBP

Likely Favourite: Battaash

Age: 3 (Foaled February 10th, 2014)

Sex: Bay Gelding

Breeding: Dark Angel (IRE) – Anna Law (IRE) (Lawman (FR))

Trainer: C Hills

Owner: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum

The Dark Angel gelding has made a brace of lucrative trips to Sandown, in the current campaign, being victorious in both the Scurry Stakes and the Sprint Stakes. He’s discovered the winning habit and we’ll soon see if he has got what it takes to step-up in class once again.


Stewards Cup

Class 2

For 3 year olds and upwards

Distance: 6f

Purse: 250,000 GBP

Likely Favourite: Projection

Age: 4 (Foaled February 24th, 2013)

Sex: Bay Gelding

Breeding: Acclamation – Spotlight (Dr Fong (USA))

Trainer: R Charlton

Owner: The Royal Ascot Racing Club

It’s getting on for 2 years, since Roger Charlton’s charge went first past the post, but 3rd place in the Wokingham Stakes reminded pundits what a useful horse this is and he should go close. Another open contest, that could easily produce a big-price winner.

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