Golden Mile Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Golden Mile Handicap will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Golden Mile Handicap, a race run over 1m at Goodwood during the Glorious Goodwood.

Golden Mile Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)
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Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Golden Mile Handicap Preview

The Golden Mile Handicap features on day four of the Glorious Goodwood festival, this festival takes place in late July or early August, this is a Class 2 race that is run over one mile and is open to runners who are aged three or older. The race tends to attract big fields and is no stranger to a decent-priced winner going in, Boom Bust (22/1), Red Avenger (12/1) and Belgian Bill (20/1) are three who have scored at double-figure prices.

Golden Mile Handicap Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Goodwood then head over to the Goodwood tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Races Covered at Glorious Goodwood section for links to these.

How competitive is the Golden Mile Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 when the race had an over-round of 118%. The race in 2023 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 137%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Golden Mile Handicap, the over-round has been 128%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £128 which is bet.

Golden Mile Handicap Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Golden Mile Handicap next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -10.17. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Golden Mile Handicap.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 1:35.28 was set by Beat Le Bon in 2019, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Pat Dobbs. The slowest winning time was set in 2017 when Master The World won in a time of 1:41.34, booked to ride was Ryan Moore by the trainer David Elsworth.

These are the top three quickest-run Golden Mile Handicap over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Beat Le Bon (1:35.28) in 2019
  2. Spectait (1:35.61) in 2006
  3. Seniority (1:36.63) in 2018

Golden Mile Handicap Past Winners

Here are the Golden Mile Handicap past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The horse's trainer at the time of winning the Golden Mile Handicap and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
1:40.09
Johan (GB)
6yo 9-8 (18 of 20) 25/1
James Doyle
Jack Channon (GB)
2022
1:37.13
Orbaan (GB)
7yo 8-7 (2 of 18) 20/1
Jason Watson
David O'Meara (GB)
2021
1:40.49
Maydanny (IRE)
5yo 9-5 (5 of 18) 8/1
Jim Crowley
Mark Johnston (GB)
2020
1:36.91
Prompting (GB)
4yo 8-4 (2 of 14) 3/1F
Harry Bentley
David O'Meara (GB)
2019
1:35.28
Beat Le Bon (FR)
3yo 8-13 (3 of 20) 17/2
Pat Dobbs
Richard Hannon (GB)
2018
1:36.63
Seniority (GB)
4yo 9-2 (3 of 17) 9/2F
Ryan Moore
William Haggas (GB)
2017
1:41.34
Master The World (IRE)
6yo 9-7 (3 of 17) 6/1
Ryan Moore
David Elsworth (GB)
2016
1:37.19
Franklin D (USA)
4yo 9-1 (1 of 19) 7/4F
Ryan Moore
Michael Bell (GB)
2015
1:37.88
Belgian Bill (GB)
7yo 9-3 (9 of 18) 20/1
Pat Cosgrave
George Baker (GB)
2014
1:37.40
Red Avenger (USA)
4yo 8-13 (5 of 17) 12/1
Jimmy Fortune
Ed Dunlop (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Golden Mile Handicap have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 59 placings from 365 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Golden Mile Handicap Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Golden Mile Handicap over the last 20 renewals with both David O'Meara and Roger Charlton who have both won the race two times. David O'Meara winners have been with Prompting (2020) and Orbaan (2022). Roger Charlton's winners have been with Third Set (2007) and Fifteen Love (2008). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Golden Mile Handicap, Richard Fahey has sent a total of 19 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Golden Mile Handicap trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
David O'Meara33-2-7-8.00-3.37
Roger Charlton4-2-4+5.50+7.94
William Haggas11-1-5-5.50+0.25
Richard Hannon9-1-4+0.50+2.94
Saeed bin Suroor9-1-4-3.50+1.07
George Baker7-1-2+14.00+8.25
Marcus Tregoning5-1-3+18.00+13.75
Ed Dunlop4-1-2+9.00+5.75
David Elsworth4-1-2+3.00+3.75
Sir Mark Prescott Bt3-1-1+2.50+0.81

Golden Mile Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Golden Mile Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Franklin D (2016), Master The World (2017) and Seniority (2018). Two jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Golden Mile Handicap, Joe Fanning has ridden 10 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Daniel Tudhope has ridden 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Golden Mile Handicap jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Ryan Moore17-3-7-1.75+3.09
Frankie Dettori11-1-4-5.50-1.81
Jim Crowley10-1-2-1.00-2.37
James Doyle9-1-3+17.00+10.76
Silvestre De Sousa9-1-1-1.00-3.62
Franny Norton7-1-2+1.00+2.01
Pat Dobbs5-1-3+4.50+6.31
Jimmy Quinn5-1-2-1.50+6.31
Jason Watson4-1-2+17.00+11.50
Royston Ffrench4-1-2+3.00+2.25

Golden Mile Trend Handicap Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +26.75 is when runners had 1 career start in higher class races. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career place in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-65.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 18 (5,8,15) [20 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (1,15,7) [18 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 5 (8,9,2) [18 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 2 (9,11) [14 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 3 (17,12,11) [20 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Golden Mile Handicap is Newmarket (July), there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (July) last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Ascot, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 354 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 12 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Golden Mile Handicap:

  • Dubawi (2 Wins)
  • Exceed And Excel (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Golden Mile Handicap despite multiple attempts:

  • Dark Angel (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Oasis Dream (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Pivotal (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Danehill Dancer (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Iffraaj (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Laa Rayb in 2009, winning for Mark Johnston at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Jimmy Fortune. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 5 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Golden Mile Handicap remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

Races Covered at Glorious Goodwood

Here is the schedule for the five-day Glorious Goodwood festival for races which we cover with blogs, each race will be linked to the race blog and detail last year's winner in the table below.

Glorious Goodwood races for Tuesday 30th July 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50
Chesterfield Cup Handicap
Ancient Rome (USA)
4yo - 33/1
Charles Hills
Jamie Spencer
14:25
Vintage Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
2yo - 9/4
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
15:00
Lennox Stakes
Kinross (GB)
6yo - 10/11
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
15:35
Goodwood Cup
Quickthorn (GB)
6yo - 16/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom Marquand

Glorious Goodwood races for Wednesday 31st July 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:25
Oak Tree Stakes
Magical Sunset (IRE)
3yo - 18/1
Richard Hannon
Kevin Stott
15:00
Molecomb Stakes
Big Evs (IRE)
2yo - 9/4
Michael Appleby
Jason Hart
15:35
Sussex Stakes
Paddington (GB)
3yo - 4/9
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore

Glorious Goodwood races for Thursday 1st August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50
Kincsem Handicap
Royal Rhyme (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
K R Burke
Clifford Lee
14:25
Richmond Stakes
Vandeek (GB)
2yo - 11/8
Simon & Ed Crisford
Andrea Atzeni
15:00
Gordon Stakes
Desert Hero (GB)
3yo - 7/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand
15:35
Nassau Stakes
Al Husn (IRE)
4yo - 9/1
Roger Varian
Jim Crowley

Glorious Goodwood races for Friday 2nd August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50
Goodwood Handicap
Temporize (GB)
4yo - 6/1
Syd Hosie
Luke Morris
14:25
Thoroughbred Stakes
Epictetus (IRE)
3yo - 6/1
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
15:00
Golden Mile Handicap
Johan (GB)
6yo - 25/1
Jack Channon
James Doyle
15:35
King George Stakes
Highfield Princess (FR)
6yo - 4/9
John Quinn
Jason Hart
16:10
Glorious Stakes
Hamish (GB)
7yo - 5/6
William Haggas
Tom Marquand

Glorious Goodwood races for Saturday 3rd August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:40
Stewards Sprint Handicap
Monsieur Kodi (IRE)
4yo - 9/2
Richard Fahey
Oisin Orr
14:10
Summer Handicap
Sweet William (IRE)
4yo - 9/4
John & Thady Gosden
Robert Havlin
14:45
Lillie Langtry Stakes
Sumo Sam (GB)
3yo - 25/1
Paul & Oliver Cole
Tom Marquand
15:20
Stewards Cup
Aberama Gold (GB)
6yo - 18/1
David OMeara
Andrea Atzeni

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Golden Mile Handicap Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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