Goodwood Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)

Updated: 1713 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 2m is the Goodwood Cup which is scheduled to take place at Goodwood during the Glorious Goodwood. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Goodwood Cup.

Goodwood Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)
Andy Powell Content Editor

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 Goodwood Cup Preview

The Goodwood Cup features on the opening day of the Glorious Goodwood festival which takes place in late July or early August, the race is a Group 1 for runners aged three or older and is a real test of stamina over a two-mile trip. Three-year-old runners run off 8-8 with the older runners off 9-9 meaning there is a big allowance for the younger runners, fillies and mares also get a 3lb allowance. The race is the second leg of the Stayers' Triple Crown, the Ascot Gold Cup being the first leg and then the Doncaster Cup being the final leg.

The 2019 success of Stradivarius meant the runner had won the race for the third year running, the only other runner to win the race three times was Double Trigger although not consecutively, Stradivarius went on to win in 2020 also making it four successes on the bounce!

Goodwood Cup Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Goodwood tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? 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 Goodwood Cup 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 111%. The race in 2006 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 130%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Goodwood Cup, the over-round has been 118%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £118 which is bet.

Goodwood Cup 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 Goodwood Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 6 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -6.67. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Goodwood Cup see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 3:21.55 was set by Yeats in 2006, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by A P O'Brien and ridden by Mick Kinane. The slowest winning time was set in 2021 when Trueshan won in a time of 3:37.05, booked to ride was Hollie Doyle on this Alan King trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Goodwood Cup over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2006 - Yeats (3:21.55)
  • 2010 - Illustrious Blue (3:22.35)
  • 2013 - Brown Panther (3:22.79)

Goodwood Cup Past Winners

Here are the Goodwood Cup 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 also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Goodwood Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
3:33.65
Quickthorn (GB)
6yo 9-11 (4 of 11) 16/1
Tom Marquand
Hughie Morrison (GB)
2022
3:26.84
Kyprios (IRE)
4yo 9-11 (8 of 9) 6/4F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2021
3:37.05
Trueshan (FR)
5yo 9-9 (2 of 8) 6/5F
Hollie Doyle
Alan King (GB)
2020
3:35.07
Stradivarius (IRE)
6yo 9-9 (7 of 7) 4/7F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2019
3:29.11
Stradivarius (IRE)
5yo 9-9 (2 of 8) 4/5F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2018
3:30.56
Stradivarius (IRE)
4yo 9-9 (6 of 7) 4/5F
Andrea Atzeni
John Gosden (GB)
2017
3:25.47
Stradivarius (IRE)
3yo 8-8 (5 of 14) 6/1
Andrea Atzeni
John Gosden (GB)
2016
3:24.93
Big Orange (GB)
5yo 9-8 (9 of 14) 11/4F
Jamie Spencer
Michael Bell (GB)
2015
3:24.85
Big Orange (GB)
4yo 9-8 (1 of 11) 6/1
Jamie Spencer
Michael Bell (GB)
2014
3:27.07
Cavalryman (GB)
8yo 9-8 (10 of 8) 5/1
Kieren Fallon
Saeed bin Suroor (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Goodwood Cup have been based:

  • GB: 16 winners with an additional 35 placings from 184 runners
  • IRE: 4 winners with an additional 2 placings from 27 runners
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Goodwood Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Goodwood Cup over the last 20 renewals is John Gosden who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Stradivarius (2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Goodwood Cup are A P O'Brien (3 wins), Saeed bin Suroor (2 wins), Sir Michael Stoute (2 wins) and Michael Bell (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Goodwood Cup 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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
John Gosden 9-4-4 +3.17 -0.06
A P O'Brien 17-3-4 -11.06 -11.28
Saeed bin Suroor 14-2-7 -5.50 +1.45
Sir Michael Stoute 7-2-2 +5.75 +1.45
Michael Bell 5-2-4 +5.75 +6.70
Mark Johnston 18-1-6 -15.62 -7.97
Alan King 4-1-2 -1.80 -1.58
Hughie Morrison 2-1-1 +15.00 +8.60
William Knight 2-1-1 +7.00 +3.80
Tom Dascombe 2-1-2 +5.50 +3.67

Goodwood Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Goodwood Cup over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Schiaparelli (2009), Opinion Poll (2011) and Stradivarius (2019 & 2020). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Goodwood Cup are Ryan Moore (2 wins), Andrea Atzeni (2 wins) and Jamie Spencer (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Goodwood Cup 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Frankie Dettori 13-4-7 -1.63 -1.06
Ryan Moore 14-2-4 -2.50 -4.35
Andrea Atzeni 9-2-4 -0.20 +1.05
Jamie Spencer 6-2-2 +4.75 +1.25
Jim Crowley 11-1-2 -2.00 -1.40
Joe Fanning 7-1-2 -4.62 -3.87
Richard Kingscote 4-1-2 +3.50 +1.67
Tom Marquand 3-1-1 +14.00 +7.60
Hollie Doyle 2-1-2 +0.20 +0.42
James Doyle 8-0-1 -8.00 -7.20

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1, 1, 1, 5, 1, 1, PU, 1, 1, 8, 8, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 6

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (56%) - Break of 21 - 82 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (61%) - Not in a Cl2-6 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (62%) - Had 1 - 2 placings (90 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (63%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 20 / 20 (64%) - Highest Won is not Cl2-5
  • 20 / 20 (66%) - In a field of 6 - 13 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (68%) - Within the first 7 of market
  • 20 / 20 (69%) - Had 2 - 14 wins (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (70%) - Placed within last 2 starts
  • 20 / 20 (71%) - Ran in a Non Handicap (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (73%) - Highest Placed is not LST/Cl2-5
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Off a break of 21 - 45 days
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Furthest Won 1m4½f - 2m4f
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Won within last 8 starts
  • 19 / 20 (62%) - Held an OR of 108+ (Last 3)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Goodwood racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Goodwood Cup. If you are looking to place on a bet this race well in advance of the actual running, then there may be an ante-post market available for you to place your bet. If you are unfamiliar with this type of betting then head over to the OLBG Betting School and read our Ante-Post Horse Racing article which explains how ante-post betting works.

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Goodwood Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +14.19 is when runners were 1st in the betting market. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 places in the past 90 days, 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 4 (6,11) [11 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 8 (7,4) [9 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 2 (5,9) [8 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 7 (1) [7 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 2 (6,3) [8 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Goodwood Cup is Ascot, there has been a total number of 11 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Newmarket (July), there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (July) last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 206 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 7 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Goodwood Cup:

  • Sea The Stars (4 Wins)
  • Sadlers Wells (3 Wins)
  • Duke Of Marmalade (2 Wins)
  • Galileo (2 Wins)
  • Halling (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Goodwood Cup despite multiple attempts:

  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Dubawi (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Rainbow Quest (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Smart Strike (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Quickthorn in 2023, winning for Hughie Morrison at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Tom Marquand. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 13 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 Goodwood Cup.

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