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Goodwood betting tips page with all the Goodwood Racecourse facts to assist you with your tipping and Goodwood betting. If you want to be on the right side of your wagers check out all the stats and facts below. There will be informative horse racing tips from OLBG members with plenty of helpful advice that will assist all punters, whether you are a novice or an expert.

Goodwood Racecourse Guide

Located on the Sussex Downs close to Chichester, Goodwood offers good racing through the summer with excellent viewing.

Type of Racing: Flat Only

Highlights: Glorious Goodwood at the end of July is the main meeting of the year with high-class racing on each of the five days (Tuesday to Saturday).

One of the main betting races of the year, the Stewards’ Cup over six furlongs is held on a Saturday.

There are other important meetings in May and late August. The highlight of the latter is the Celebration Mile.

When there is no racing at Goodwood why not have a look at the racing tips page for selections at other courses today?

* All statistics below are based on the previous five seasons at Goodwood

Goodwood Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Flat Handicaps: 44-148 (30%) -22.58
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 23-56 (41%) -16.45
  • Handicap Chases: 39-114 (34%) +4.52
  • Handicap Hurdles: 31-117 (26%) -30.11
  • Non-Handicap Chases: 13-24 (54%) +1.66
  • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 37-87 (43%) -19.82
  • Goodwood Racecourse Map

    Flat Only: Right-handed, although for races over 16f and 20f the runners start in the home straight and race the 'wrong way' so to speak and encounter a left-hand bend before meeting the right-handed section. Undulating in nature with tight bends, races up to 6 furlongs are run on the straight course.

    Goodwood Racecourse Address: Selhurstpark Rd, Chichester PO18 0PS

    Goodwood Racecourse Telephone: 01243 755022

    To buy tickets for a race day at Goodwood, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

    Goodwood Flat Racecourse Map
    Goodwood Flat Racecourse Map
  • Goodwood Tips

    Guide to the course: The course is a switchback although that only really applies to races over further than 16 furlongs. Races of up to 6 furlongs are held on the straight course. The Goodwood 5 furlongs is one of the fastest around. 

    The course can be described as sharp due to the gradients and tight turns. In big fields over seven furlongs and a mile, horses can easily get trapped on the inside without a clear passage, races from 7 to 10 furlongs use the lower bend into the straight whilst those over 11 furlongs and upwards use the much tighter top bend.

    The highest point is about 9 furlongs from home, so races from 14 furlongs upwards meet a rise in the early stages before the course becomes predominantly downhill. There is a slight rise towards the finish.

    Goodwood Draw Bias

    The most profitable stall at Goodwood in the win market when breaking it down to race trips is stall 5 over a trip of 1m, backing all runners in this stall over that trip over the past five years would have returned a profit of +54.74. The stall with the worst loss at Goodwood in the win market when breaking it down to race trips is stall 2 over a trip of 1m2f, backing all runners in this stall over that trip over the past five years would have returned a loss of -63.50.

    Here we have the draw bias for Goodwood taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

    • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
    • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
    • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

    The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

    Goodwood Jockey and Trainer Statistics

    Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Goodwood?

    M Johnston is the leading trainer here at Goodwood with forty winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their runners whilst following R M Beckett would have returned the most winners (nineteen) from a profitable trainer. If you are looking for a trainer to follow in the eachway market then it is George Baker who leads the way at Goodwood, they have had a total of fifteen placings which includes six winners over the previous five years for an eachway LSP of +30.59. At the other end of the spectrum is Richard Hannon (Jnr) who has a terrible record at Goodwood, of all the trainers their LSP of -115.25 is the worse, they have a 7% strike rate with twenty winners from two hundred eighty-six runners.

    Whilst Oisin Murphy is the most successful jockey at Goodwood with a total of forty-four winners, if you backed all of their rides you would be showing a loss. Harry Bentley is the most successful jockey at Goodwood for those who show a profit if backing all their rides thanks to a total of twenty-three winners and an LSP of +57.64. With an eachway LSP of +41.66 at Goodwood, Pat Cosgrave leads the jockeys in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their twenty-two placings which include a total of five winners. The jockey with the worst record at Goodwood based on LSP is Jim Crowley who has only a 17% strike rate with thirty winners from one hundred eighty-one rides which have returned an LSP of -79.93.

    Goodwood Picks & Hints

    Here are some factors at Goodwood for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

    • 5-8 (63%) +22.50 - Backing Thomas Greatrex rides when over a trip of 6f
    • 5-11 (45%) +19.50 - Backing David Menuisier runners when over a trip of 6f
    • 10-19 (53%) +13.69 - Backing Charlie Appleby runners when horses are aged 2yo

    Goodwood Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Goodwood based on the number of winners:

    • 16 Wins: A M Balding & Oisin Murphy
    • 16 Wins: Charlie Appleby & William Buick
    • 13 Wins: W J Haggas & Tom Marquand
    • 12 Wins: M Johnston & Joe Fanning
    • 11 Wins: R M Beckett & Harry Bentley

    Goodwood Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    R M Beckett 123-19-40 +9.52 -5.50
    David Menuisier 65-14-19 +32.80 +8.43
    A W Carroll 78-10-24 +9.58 +6.26
    D O'Meara 84-9-27 +22.88 +14.04
    J J Quinn 30-7-13 +27.76 +14.64
    George Baker 72-6-15 +90.25 +30.59
    B J Meehan 40-6-11 +17.25 +5.16
    Charlie Fellowes 27-6-7 +51.50 +24.15
    Joseph Tuite 32-5-10 +34.50 +18.02
    R A Teal 26-5-7 +18.00 +8.06

    Goodwood Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    Harry Bentley 121-23-45 +57.64 +40.28
    David Egan 132-12-43 +2.50 +4.39
    Jamie Spencer 63-12-23 +42.13 +20.96
    Rob Hornby 96-9-22 +6.75 -14.79
    Jason Watson 80-9-22 +33.00 +13.83
    P J McDonald 70-9-23 +18.50 +10.08
    Daniel Tudhope 65-7-23 +25.00 +19.19
    Pat Cosgrave 61-5-22 +80.33 +41.66
    K T O'Neill 52-5-15 +9.00 +17.24
    Jason Hart 34-5-11 +22.38 +18.61

    Glorious Goodwood Festival

    Glorious Goodwood is one of the top festivals in UK racing. When the festival is on, the bookmakers will often offer some great offers. Our free bets page will list these offers so please take a look through and if you are thinking of opening a new bookmaker account around this time you can also look through our betting site's ratings here

    Britain's 'winning most' trainer Mark Johnston loves sending his horses down south for Glorious Goodwood week in late July/early August from his Middleham yard in North Yorkshire.

    Since the 2010 meeting, he leads the Glorious Goodwood winners table with 37 winners from 315 runners at a modest strike rate of just below 12% but with a £27 profit to £1 stakes due to some nicely priced winners in 2012. 

    His handicappers have provided 26 of the winners and due to the fact he often has multiple runners in the same race, the strike rate is slightly lower than for his non-handicap winners (11) but the overall level stakes profit is from the handicap runners.

    Ryan Moore leads the way for the number of winners with 29 at the Glorious Goodwood meeting since 2010, followed by Frankie Dettori (20) and William Buick (20) from the current crop of jockeys. Out of those three, only William Buick would be showing you a profit if you backed every ride.

    Be sure to head over to the blog section to find blogs available for all the major races at Glorious Goodwood, these are packed with previews, past winners, trainer and jockey statistics and trends for the races, you can head to the blog directly using the links below.

    Day One (Tuesday)

    Day Two (Wednesday)

    Day Three (Thursday)

    Day Four (Friday)

    Day Five (Saturday)

    Experts are OLBG tipsters with high strike rates, current month or 6 month profitability for a particular sport

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