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

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Contested over a distance of 2m4½f is the Goodwood Handicap 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 Handicap.

Goodwood 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 Goodwood Handicap Preview

The Goodwood Stakes is a real test of stamina, the class two handicap is open to three-year-olds or older and is run over the marathon trip of two miles, four and a half furlongs on day two of the Glorious Goodwood festival which takes place in either late July or early August.

Goodwood Handicap Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Goodwood tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? 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 Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2005 when the race had an over-round of 114%. The race in 2023 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 133%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Goodwood Handicap, the over-round has been 125%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £125 which is bet.

Goodwood 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 Goodwood 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 -14.65. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 4:24.93 was set by Master Milliner in 2022, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Emma Lavelle and ridden by Sean Levey. The slowest winning time was set in 2017 when Cool Sky won in a time of 4:48.04, booked to ride was Josephine Gordon on this Ian Williams trained runner.

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

  • 2022 - Master Milliner (4:24.93)
  • 2014 - Teak (4:25.85)
  • 2006 - Key Time (4:27.90)

Goodwood Handicap Past Winners

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

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
Temporize (GB)
4yo 8-5 (0 of 17) 6/1F
Luke Morris
Syd Hosie (GB)
Master Milliner (IRE)
6yo 9-1 (0 of 14) 14/1
Sean Levey
Emma Lavelle (GB)
Calling The Wind (IRE)
5yo 8-13 (0 of 20) 8/1
Pat Dobbs
Richard Hughes (GB)
Just Hubert (IRE)
4yo 8-8 (0 of 15) 25/1
Tom Marquand
William Muir (GB)
Timoshenko (GB)
4yo 8-0 (0 of 19) 9/1
Luke Morris
Sir Mark Prescott Bt (GB)
Lil Rockerfeller (USA)
7yo 8-13 (0 of 14) 11/4F
Silvestre De Sousa
Neil King (GB)
Cool Sky (GB)
8yo 8-2 (18 of 15) 25/1
Josephine Gordon
Ian Williams (GB)
Star Rider (GB)
4yo 8-13 (12 of 20) 11/1
Jimmy Fortune
Hughie Morrison (GB)
Sands Of Fortune (IRE)
6yo 8-8 (20 of 19) 16/1
William Twiston-Davies
Nigel Twiston-Davies (GB)
Teak (IRE)
7yo 8-6 (3 of 12) 33/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Ian Williams (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 52 placings from 342 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 2 placings from 5 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Goodwood Handicap Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Goodwood Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Ian Williams who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Baddam (2008), Teak (2014) and Cool Sky (2017). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Goodwood Handicap are Mark Johnston (2 wins), Nicky Henderson (2 wins), Sir Mark Prescott Bt (2 wins) and Hughie Morrison (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Goodwood Handicap, Gary Moore (0-11), Amanda Perrett (0-11) and Andrew Balding (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Goodwood 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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Ian Williams 21-3-4 +52.00 +29.39
Mark Johnston 20-2-6 +3.00 +2.44
Nicky Henderson 10-2-5 +3.00 +4.88
Sir Mark Prescott Bt 9-2-3 +7.00 +2.89
Hughie Morrison 8-2-3 +21.00 +12.19
Richard Fahey 7-1-1 -0.50 -2.56
Nigel Twiston-Davies 4-1-2 +13.00 +8.63
Richard Hughes 4-1-1 +5.00 +2.00
Micky Hammond 3-1-1 +18.00 +10.50
Neil King 3-1-1 +0.75 -0.28

Goodwood Handicap Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Goodwood Handicap over the last 20 renewals with all of Luke Morris, Joe Fanning, Silvestre De Sousa and Paul Hanagan having all won the race two times. Luke Morris winners have been with Timoshenko (2019) and Temporize (2023). Joe Fanning's winners have been Hurricane Higgins (2012) and Broxbourne (2013). Silvestre De Sousa winners have been with Teak (2014) and Lil Rockerfeller (2018). Paul Hanagan winners have been with Alrida (2004) and Hollins (2011). There are two jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Goodwood Handicap, Jim Crowley has ridden a total of 12 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Ryan Moore has ridden 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Goodwood 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Luke Morris 14-2-4 +3.00 +2.14
Joe Fanning 11-2-4 +12.00 +6.75
Silvestre De Sousa 10-2-5 +27.75 +19.41
Paul Hanagan 9-2-2 +18.50 +8.94
Tom Marquand 4-1-1 +22.00 +12.63
Josephine Gordon 3-1-1 +23.00 +13.63
Pat Dobbs 3-1-1 +6.00 +3.00
Liam Jones 2-1-1 +7.00 +4.00
Sean Levey 1-1-1 +14.00 +8.75
Jim Crowley 12-0-3 -12.00 -6.62

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 13, 1, (1, 6), 4, 15, 3, 1, (7, 18), 5, 2, 7, 3, 14, 10, 1, 6, 6, (3, 5, 10), 2, 1

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 (80%) - Made 1 - 23 starts (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Within the first 14 of market
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Fewer than 11 placings (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not in a G1/G3/LST/Cl5-6 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - No bigger than 33/1
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Fewer than 0 falls (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Avoid claiming jockeys
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Held an OR of 73+ (Last 5)
  • 19 / 20 (80%) - Field under 17 runners (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - No older than a 7yo
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Did not run on the AW (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (88%) - Won by at least a neck (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - Carried no more than 133lbs
  • 18 / 20 (73%) - Achieved a TS of 37+ (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (83%) - No more than +3yrs (Vs Min Age)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Goodwood racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Goodwood Handicap. 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 Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +2.50 is when runners had 1 start in the past 30 days. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners last win was 2 starts ago, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-56.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 0 (0,0,0) [17 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 0 (0,0) [14 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 0 (0,0,0) [20 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 0 (0,0) [15 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 0 (0,0,0) [19 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Goodwood Handicap is Ascot, there has been a total number of 5 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 17 winners from a total of 309 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 3 winners from a total of 39 runners.

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

  • Galileo (0 Wins from 17 runners)
  • Champs Elysees (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Hernando (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Singspiel (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Daylami (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Teak in 2014, winning for Ian Williams at odds of 33/1 under the guidance of Silvestre De Sousa. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 5 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 Goodwood Handicap why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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