Glorious Goodwood

Glorious Goodwood is the mid-summer highlight for many. A relaxed afternoon on the Sussex Downs will be available to crowds for the first time since 2019. But if you can't make the meeting, we have created another Festival hub to keep you updated on the latest news and views for the week.



Saturday 31 July 2021

1.20pm Thames Materials Handicap (Class 2)

Quintillus Declared at 17:10 on 30/07/2021. (Going)

Spirit of Bermuda (IRE) Declared at 07:28 on 31/07/2021. (Going)

1.55pm Unibet Stewards' Sprint Handicap (Class 2) (Consolation Race for The Stewards' Cup)

Kimifive (IRE) Declared at 08:38 on 31/07/2021. (Self Cert (Abscess))

Open Wide (USA) Declared at 09:43 on 31/07/2021. (Going)

Royal Scimitar (IRE) Declared at 08:24 on 31/07/2021. (Going)

2.30pm Summer Handicap (Class 2)

Bodyline (IRE) Declared at 08:33 on 31/07/2021. (Going)

Boss Power (IRE) Declared at 09:01 on 31/07/2021. (Going)

3.05pm Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2)

Traisha (IRE) Declared at 09:31 on 31/07/2021. (Self Cert (In Season))

3.40pm Unibet Stewards' Cup (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap)

Chil Chil Declared at 17:55 on 30/07/2021. (Going)

Zargun (GER) Declared at 08:47 on 31/07/2021. (Self Cert (Not Eaten Up))

4.10pm British European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Stakes (Class 2) (GBB Race)‚Äč

Cabrakan (IRE) Declared at 13:01 on 30/07/2021. (Going)

Holiday Declared at 09:06 on 31/07/2021. (Self Cert (Going))

Splendent (IRE) Declared at 13:50 on 30/07/2021. (Self Cert (Girth Gall))

4.45pm Signature Apprentice Handicap (Class 3)

Dingle (IRE) Declared at 08:48 on 31/07/2021. (Vets Cert (Sore)) 

Hundred Isles (IRE) Declared at 10:14 on 31/07/2021. (Self Cert (Bruised Foot))

You're Hired Declared at 09:44 on 31/07/2021. (Going)





Good to Soft
(GoingStick:6.3 on 31-07-2021 at 07:05)


Straight; Stands Side, 1m3f & 1m4f; Outside, Rest; Inside


162mm rain from 16th June to 12th July
7.2mm rain early Saturday morning. Then cleared to a warm sunny afternoon.
33.1mm rain on Sunday
16.1mm rain on Tuesday
9.2mm Friday
F'cast: A dry and sunny morning with risk of scattered showers this afternoon.

Current weather details from our weather station available here;


Time Race Age Prize-money Distance
1.50  Chesterfield Cup 4+ £75,000  1m 2f
2.25 Vintage Stakes (Group 2) 2 £150,000 7f
3.00 Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2) 3+ £180,000 7f
3.35 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup (Group 1) 3+ £500,000 2m
4.10 Back To Goodwood Handicap 4+ £30,000 5f
4.45 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden 2 c&g £25,000 6f
5.20 Unibet Handicap (76-95) 3+ £25,000 1m
5.50 South Downs EBF (76-95) 3+ £30,000 6f



Time Race Age Prize-money Distance
1.50  Unibet 15 to go (0-105) 3+ £50,000  1m 3f
2.25 Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3) 3+ F £80,000 7f
3.00 Markel Molecomb Stakes 2 £75,000 5f
3.35 Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1) 3+ £1,000,000 1m
4.10 British Stallion Stud Alice Keppel EBF 2 £50,000 5f
4.45 British EBF Premier (86-105) 3+ £35,000 1m 2f
5.20 Singleton Handicap (76-95) 3+ £25,000 7f



Time Race Age Prize-money Distance
1.50  Unibet 15 to go Kinscem Stakes 3 £75,000  1m 2f
2.25 Richmond Stakes (Group 2) 2 £150,000 6f
3.00 Gordon Stakes (Group 2) 3 £175,000 1m4f
3.35 Qatar Nassau takes (Group 1) 3+F £600,000 1m 2f
4.10 Browne & Rudnick  2 £25,000 7f
4.45 TDN Australia EBF  2 £25,000 7f
5.20 Halnacker Handicap (76-95) 3+ £25,000 5f



Time Race Age Prize-money Distance
1.50  Unibet 3 Boosts a day Handicap (0-105) 3+ £50,000  2m 4f
2.25 Bonhams Thoroughbred 3 £100,000 1m
3.00 Unibet Golden Mile 3+ £150,000 1m
3.35 Qatar King George (Group 2) 3+ £300,000 5f
4.10 Queen Plate Glorious (Group 3) 4+ £100,000 1m 4f
4.45 Unibet Deposit £10 get £40 Bonus  2 £25,000 6f
5.20 Tatler Handicap (71-90) 3 £25,000 1m 4f



Time Race Age Prize-money Distance
2.25  Summer Handicap 3+ £100,000  1m 6f
3.00 Qatar Lillie Langtry (Group 2) 3+ f £300,000 1m 6f
3.35 Unibet Stewards' Cup  3+ £225,000 6f
4.10 Thames Materials (86-105) 3 £30,000 7f
4.45 British EBF 2 £25,000 7f
5.20 Signature Apprentice Handicap (76-95) 3+ £25,000 1m 2f





ITV Racing will be showing the first five races each day live in their daily programme which begins at 1.30pm and goes through to 4.30pm.

All races will be shown on Racing TV.



Parade Ring arrangements

In an effort to improve the experience of Owners and Trainers at the world-renowned Qatar Goodwood Festival, entry to the Parade Ring, Pre Parade Ring and Winners enclosure this year will only be permitted with a Parade Ring pass. This will ensure that the Parade Ring, Pre Parade Ring and Winners enclosure remains a comfortable and safe environment.
The Owner/s of each horse running will be entitled to a minimum of six passes, Trainers will be entitled to two passes each and Jockeys one pass each. Additional passes will be available on a race by race basis providing the Parade Ring Safety limit has not been reached. These passes will be race specific, although there will be day and week passes available where appropriate for those with multiple runners.
The passes will be available at the Owners and Trainers entrance on arrival and we would ask that you please collect your passes on arrival.
While we appreciate that this is a new system we would ask for your co-operation and patience to ensure we offer Owners & Trainers the best and safest possible experience.

Special Arrangements for Stewards' Cup draw

The Unibet Stewards' Cup (Heritage Handicap) will be run at Goodwood on Saturday, 31 July, 2021.

The British Horseracing Authority has granted special permission to the Goodwood Racecourse Executive to stage a public ’Draw’ at which authorised representatives of declared runners in the Unibet Stewards’ Cup will, in an order decided by ballot, be given the opportunity to choose their stall number for the race.

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Draws Code of the Rules of Racing to allow the ’Draw’ for the Unibet Stewards’ Cup to take place at Goodwood Racecourse on Thursday, July 29th, 2021, commencing at 12.00 noon, in the Winners' Enclosure, next to the weighing room. In the event of inclement weather it will take place in the 1812 Bar situated on the ground floor of the March Stand.

The procedures will be as follows:-

The ’Draw’ will be made by a ’personality’ and proceedings will be overseen by a British Horseracing Authority Official.

The ’personality’ will select at random from a drum the name of a horse. The’personality’ will then invite the trainer or authorised representative to select a stall number (of those available) for their horse. The authorised representative will have up to 60 seconds to do so. Once a stall number has been selected then it cannot be changed - even if it is selected before the 60 second ’time period’ has expired.

Trainers are advised that the loss of mobile telephone signal will not be accepted as an excuse for not choosing a stall by the deadline. Representatives should be in a position to select a stall on behalf of the trainer if for any reason they cannot gain or maintain contact with them.

If, for any reason, a horse drawn has not been allocated a stall when the 60 second ’time period’ expires, or if neither the trainer nor his representative attends the ’Draw’, then the said horse’s name will be set aside to be entered into a second ballot, to take place at the conclusion of the first, in which horses’ names will be drawn at random and automatically be allocated the lowest-numbered stall still available.

Trainers are requested to give written notification to Goodwood Racecourse by 12.00 noon on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 of the name of the person nominated as their authorised representative for their entry in the race. Telephone authorisation will not be permitted except in special circumstances.

The authorised representative will be the only person permitted to select the stall number for their horse. Representatives will be required to ’sign-in’ at the Winners' Enclosure by 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 29th, 2021 In the event of any dispute, The British Horseracing Authority Official will make the final decision



Images from the meeting brought to you by Focus On Racing.


It's one thing to ride a Group 1 winner at the price of 16-1, as Hollie Doyle did on Glen Shiel last year in the British Champions Sprint, but a completely different type of pressure to overcome to ride your second Group 1 winner on a 6/5 favourite. Yet Trueshan waltzed home in the soft ground in the Goodwood Cup, capitalising on the late withdrawal of previous four-time winner Stradivarius.



Alcohol Free showed she is a filly to be reckoned with, taking on the colts and older horses for the first time, when flying home in the Sussex Stakes on the second day of Glorious Goodwood. The filly strode clear of Guineas winner Poetic Flare to post Jeff Smith's second winner of the race after Chief Singer in the eighties. Jeff said: 

"It was 37 years ago! I had jet black hair, no worries in the world and I thought it was all very easy. This filly is something else. The way she's won that is simply incredible. I'm thrilled to pieces."



A deserved first Group 1 win for Lady Bowthorpe, who stole the show on day three of Glorious Goodwood. It was a day to remember for connections; owner and music impresario Emma Banks - who we featured in yesterday's Inside Track - and jockey Kieran Shoemark were also tasting Group 1 success for the first time. It had been a long time between drinks for William Jarvis, who was scoring at the top level for the first time since Grand Lodge claimed the St James's Palace Stakes back in 1994. A wonderful result!



Baaeed storms clear to win the Group 3 Bonham's Thoroughbred Stakes, again staking his claim as being one of the most exciting horses in training. Jim Crowley was understandably excited by the performance, labelling him a "proper horse". Big targets await in the latter half of the season, and he has already been installed at 5-2 for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on British Champions Day.






Tote World Pool takes place on the first three days of Glorious Goodwood.

What is World Pool?

Like we do in the UK, many other countries operate a Tote betting system, where money is bet into a pool and those who back the winner take their share.

World Pool allows bettors from all over the globe to bet into a single pool, bringing them together into one multi-million pound betting bonanza.

Racing fans from countries such as Hong Kong, Australia, France and the USA will all effectively be betting into the same pools as the UK audience for each race.

What does that mean for bettors?

By having a number of different countries betting into the same overall pool, it means racing fans can pit their wits against bettors from all around the globe. More importantly though, it means that there will be more liquidity in the pools, with opportunities better value as a consequence.

With more individuals betting into the pool it means that big stakes bettors will have less of an impact on the dividend, providing more robust betting opportunities.

Take the Royal Ascot meeting last year for example, a £1 win stake on every winner across the meeting would have returned 9% more to punters who bet with the Tote than at SP.

Plus, there was better value in the exotic markets with the pools, with the Trifecta beating the Tricast equivalent in 72% of the Ascot races.

UK runners could be underestimated by the international pools, or the raiders could be looked over by the UK Tote customers. This difference of opinion could ensure a bigger price that one might be expecting about certain horses on the day.

At British Champions Day, Tote beat SP on five of the six winners on the card, so there’s plenty of value to enjoy courtesy of World Pool.

How much money is bet into World Pool?

World Pools were available on both Royal Ascot and British Champions Day last year, where bettors had the chance to win a share of some monumental pools. At Royal Ascot, £137 million was bet into the World Pool, up from £92 million the year before, and we could see even more this year.

As well as the straight Win and Place markets, World Pool will be in operation for a number of Exotic bets such as the Tote Swinger and Quinella, which were involved last year, plus new additions the Exacta and Trifecta. 

Some of these bet types are extremely popular in other racing nations, even more so than the Win market. For example, last year at Royal Ascot, there was nearly £2 million more bet into the Quinella pools than the Win pools across the meeting.

Will Tote+ still apply?

We’re delighted to say that Tote+ will still apply on all World Pool bets. So, by betting directly at Tote, not only can you enjoy the brilliant value the huge pools throw up, but you get an extra 10% on top of your winnings.

Are there any bet types which aren’t World Pool?

The Placepot and our other multileg bets won’t be commingled. The Tote Exacta is another pool which will only be available to UK bettors.

How can I watch World Pool races?

You can watch every World Pool race live at by simply logging into your account having previously made a deposit.



Goodwood - Tuesday

We’re set for a Glorious week at Goodwood, with Tuesday’s action kicking us off with two Group 2’s and Stradivarius’ bid for a fifth Goodwood Cup.


As well as the World Pool markets for individual races, we’ll have our usual Placepot pool available to play.


Remember to play your Placepot directly online with Tote. You’ll get 10% more than if you’d played elsewhere thanks to Tote+. T&Cs apply.


Read on for those all important Placepot Pointers.

The Big Trend

Space Traveller (Leg 3 - 15:00) is the undisputed champ over 7f with six wins and two seconds from eight runs over the trip, but he’s not been seen in four months, so there could be an option to take him on with two other trip specialists.


SAFE VOYAGE has finished in the first three on 16 of 24 starts over the distance and arrives here after bouncing back to form with an excellent Listed success at Chester. Fourth in this race last year, he could go one better 12 months on.


HAPPY POWER hasn’t run over this trip in 2021, but has finished in the frame on seven of 10 runs over 7f previously. His best effort this year came when a strong finishing fourth in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot so looks worthwhile following back up in trip.

Placepot Banker

If Stradivarius were to claim a fifth Goodwood Cup (Leg 4 - 15:35) it would be a fantastic sight to behold, but with the ground coming up soft, preference is for TRUESHAN. Alan King opted to skip Ascot with his Long Distance Cup winner, and while he’s not won this term, he’s put up two cracking performances so far.


He battled hard with Japan at Chester over an inadequate trip, before running well in sixth off a lumpy mark in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle. Back on turf, going this trip in soft ground will suit him down to the ground. Hollie Doyle, who guided him to his Group 2 triumph is back on board and she should be in the mix. 

Outsider to Consider

Jim Boyle shows a level stakes profit of 68.32 with his 2yos on their second racecourse appearance so it’s hard to rule out HODLER (Leg 6 - 16:45) running a big race in the final leg of the Placepot. He showed plenty to work on when fifth on debut at Windsor, beaten less than 3l at the finish. That race looks a solid bit of form, with three of the four horses to come out of it and run since finishing in the frame. 


Torpedo Leg

The Chesterfield Cup (Leg 1 - 13:50) has seen 62% and 75% of the Placepot pool eliminated in the last three years, despite the favourite winning, so we could be set for a big chunk to miss out again in 2021.


That being said, we’re siding with the victor 12 months ago to return to the scene of his victory in a similar mood. MAYDANNY lines up off a 12lb higher mark this time, but has shown he’s improved when running a cracker over a mile at Sandown off a mark of 103. Back up in trip, he’s capable of going close off 102.


Second last year, SKY DEFENDER lines up 5lb lower in the weights, after a few below par runs. He has shown that he’s just as capable on the turf as on the all-weather this season, with a runners-up finish behind Victory Chime at Epsom off the same mark as his second in this last year. He needs to bounce back, but he’s looking well handicapped.


Finally, we’re including VICTORY CHIME into the mix as well, with his victory over Mark Johnston’s charge one of a number of good runs at Epsom this year. The track there, as well as at Goodwood seems to suit him. A course and distance winner earlier in his career, he’s only 3lb above his last winning mark.


Our Placepot Perm

Leg 1: Maydanny, Sky Defender, Victory Chime

Leg 2: Berkshire Shadow

Leg 3: Safe Voyage, Happy Power

Leg 4: Trueshan

Leg 5: Saaheq, Jabbarockie

Leg 6: City Runner, Hodler

3 x 1 x 2 x 1 x 2 x 2 = 24 lines


Goodwood - Wednesday

After a brilliant first day at Glorious Goodwood, we’re back for another crack at the Placepot. With a return of £690.40 for those who managed to navigate the six legs on day two last year, the Wednesday at this meeting is no stranger to a big payout.


Remember to play your Placepot directly online with Tote. You’ll get 10% more than if you’d played elsewhere thanks to Tote+. T&Cs apply.


Read on for those all important Placepot Pointers.

The Big Trend

The last four winners of Leg 6 (16:45) have all carried less than 9st, so it’s worth looking down the handicap for a potential improver. Added to the fact that the last three winners have all returned at a double figure SP, don’t be scared of picking out a couple who are seemingly less well fancied in the betting.


One who it’s almost certain we haven’t seen the best of yet is AUNTY BRIDY. Purchased from Jim Bolger for 410,000 guineas and sent to William Haggas, she’s been disappointing on both her starts for her new stable, most recently when finishing down the field at Sandown. She showed some good form as a juvenile, finishing second in a good Group 3 and if her handler can get her back to her best, she might just be a forgotten horse in here.


SEATTLE ROCK was second in that Listed contest at Sandown on good-to-soft. She probably ran better than the bare form suggests at Newbury last time, just getting a little tired late on. It would be no surprise to see her pick up a place here.

Placepot Banker

FEARBY (Leg 3 - 15:00) is fancied to land the Molecombe. He was extremely good when winning the Dragon Stakes at Sandown, quickening up impressively to score by 5l. With Mojomaker and the reopposing Kaboo were in behind that day and we think that form is strong. His win last time out came on good-to-soft, so there’s perhaps more confidence in his ability to handle this ground than some of his rivals here.

Outsider to Consider

With a focus on finding horses who are going to handle this ground, ONASSIS’ (Leg 2 - 14:25) victory here over course and distance on heavy reads particularly well. She will have needed her run at Royal Ascot as she hadn’t been seen since that Listed victory, so don’t read too much into that performance. She was much better at York last time out, but 6f is just too sharp for her and she was never nearer than at the line. She can put her stamina to good effect on what is likely to be a bit of a slog here.


It would be no surprise to see POETIC FLARE (Leg 4 - 15:35) cement his position as the best miler of his generation, but we think ALCOHOL FREE could run a big race too. Snow Lantern turned around form with her at Newmarket last time, but on this ground we expect Andrew Balding’s charge to come out on top. She’s two from two on ground worse than good.

Torpedo Leg

The favourite has finished unplaced in four of the last five renewals of the opener, so it’s certainly worth keeping a couple on side beyond the market leader. SISKANY (Leg 1 - 13:50) was a tad unlucky at Royal Ascot, being carried wide and hampered a furlong out. He’s up 2lb for that performance but could still have room for improvement off his current mark of 98. KINGS PRINCE has form on heavy ground and could be another to step up on his current rating here.


Our Placepot Perm

Leg 1: Siskany, Kings Prince

Leg 2: Onassis

Leg 3: Fearby

Leg 4: Poetic Flare, Alcohol Free

Leg 5: Canonized, Illustrating

Leg 6: Aunty Bridy, Seattle Rock

2 x 1 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16 lines


Goodwood - Thursday

The racing at Goodwood continues on Thursday and as does our search for a big Placepot dividend. The Placepot paid £1,270.90 on day three of the meeting last year and with some competitive racing on the card it would be no surprise to see another big dividend again today.


Remember to play your Placepot directly online with Tote. You’ll get 10% more than if you’d played elsewhere thanks to Tote+. T&Cs apply.


Read on for those all important Placepot Pointers.

The Big Trend

Ryan Moore has been placed in three of the last five Nassau Stakes and looks to have a great chance again in the shape of JOAN OF ARC (Leg 4 - 15:35). She probably should have won the Irish 1000 Guineas, but was headed late on by stablemate and reopposing rival here Empress Josephine. She improved again to claim the Prix De Diane in France next time out and over this trip can assert her dominance. That win came on this type of ground, which is a big positive here.


We’ll be doubling her up with LADY BOWTHORPE, who looks ready for this step up in trip. She was a little unlucky in the Falmouth - form which was franked by the likes of Alcohol Free and Snow Lantern on Wednesday - and arguably would have won with a little more luck in running. Her run behind Palace Pier came on good-to-soft and she can run a big race here.

Placepot Banker

It’s super competitive racing across all six of the Placepot legs, but one we particularly like is PERFECT POWER (Leg 2 - 14:25). Richard Fahey’s Norfolk winner showed a nice blend of speed and stamina that day and the form looks good after the runner-up went on to land a Group 2 in Ireland recently. The ground seems to be drying out a bit, but he looks versatile, so more rain overnight or a quicker surface should be fine for this son of Ardad.

Outsider to Consider

PURE BUBBLES (Leg 1 - 13:50) could be a bit overlooked in the first. His handler won this last year with a big outsider and this one looks weighted to go well. He was an expensive purchase as a yearling but failed to live up to anything like his €82,000 price tag as a juvenile. Gelded over the winter, his first two runs on turf have been much more promising and he really should have won last time out before hanging right late on.


Oisin Murphy is very much the man of the moment and ROBASTA (Leg 5 - 16:10) is another interesting ride here. The step up to 6f last time saw him finally get off the mark, but he still needed every inch of that trip so further improvement is not ruled out here. The time was good when he scored at Ascot last time and he’s very much respected.

Torpedo Leg

With many in the last making their debuts and the potential for any one of these to improve a fair bit, Leg 6 looks like a difficult one. Richard Hannon’s HELENE has finished in the frame on her first two starts and looks like she’s still learning her trade. She can take a step forward up in trip and looks like a solid selection for Placepot purposes. Of the newcomers, daughter of Belardo, BELHAVEN, has an interesting pedigree and could prove to be precocious.


Our Placepot Perm

Leg 1: Patient Dream, Pure Bubbles

Leg 2: Perfect Power

Leg 3: Third Realm, Yibir

Leg 4: Empress Josephine, Lady Bowthorpe

Leg 5: Robasta

Leg 6: Helene, Belhaven

2 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 1 x 2 = 16 lines





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