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:

Our dedicated Goodwood tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Goodwood Handicap but will also have predictions for each meeting at Goodwood throughout the season so be sure to head over there. 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 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -15.65. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Goodwood Handicap remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2017 renewal when Cool Sky from Ian Williams under the guidance of Josephine Gordon, won in a time of 4:48.04, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Master Milliner, trained by Emma Lavelle and ridden by Sean Levey set the quickest time of 4:24.93 in the 2022 renewal.

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

  1. Master Milliner (4:24.93) in 2022
  2. Teak (4:25.85) in 2014
  3. Key Time (4:27.90) in 2006

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 the total number of runners in the race. The horse's trainer at the time of winning the Goodwood Handicap and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (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 Nicky Henderson (2 wins), Sir Mark Prescott Bt (2 wins) and Hughie Morrison (2 wins). Multiple trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Goodwood Handicap, Amanda Perrett (0-11), Gary Moore (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):

Ian Williams21-3-4+52.00+29.39
Nicky Henderson10-2-5+3.00+4.88
Sir Mark Prescott Bt9-2-3+7.00+2.89
Hughie Morrison8-2-3+21.00+12.19
Richard Fahey7-1-1-0.50-2.56
Nigel Twiston-Davies4-1-2+13.00+8.63
Richard Hughes4-1-1+5.00+2.00
Micky Hammond3-1-1+18.00+10.50
Neil King3-1-1+0.75-0.28
Emma Lavelle2-1-2+13.00+9.31

Goodwood Handicap Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Goodwood Handicap over the last 20 renewals with Luke Morris, Joe Fanning and Silvestre De Sousa having all won the race two times. Luke Morris winners have been with Timoshenko (2019) and Temporize (2023). Joe Fanning's winners have been with Hurricane Higgins (2012) and Broxbourne (2013). Silvestre De Sousa winners have been with Teak (2014) and Lil Rockerfeller (2018). Two jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Goodwood Handicap, Jim Crowley has ridden 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):

Luke Morris14-2-4+3.00+2.14
Joe Fanning11-2-4+12.00+6.75
Silvestre De Sousa10-2-5+27.75+19.41
Tom Marquand4-1-1+22.00+12.63
Josephine Gordon3-1-1+23.00+13.63
Pat Dobbs3-1-1+6.00+3.00
Liam Jones2-1-1+7.00+4.00
Sean Levey1-1-1+14.00+8.75
Jim Crowley12-0-3-12.00-6.62
Ryan Moore10-0-2-10.00-6.25

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 that 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 have been 5 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Goodwood 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
Chesterfield Cup Handicap
Ancient Rome (USA)
4yo - 33/1
Charles Hills
Jamie Spencer
Vintage Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
2yo - 9/4
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
Lennox Stakes
Kinross (GB)
6yo - 10/11
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
Goodwood Cup
Quickthorn (GB)
6yo - 16/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom Marquand

Glorious Goodwood races for Wednesday 31st July 2024

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

Glorious Goodwood races for Thursday 1st August 2024

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

Glorious Goodwood races for Friday 2nd August 2024

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

Glorious Goodwood races for Saturday 3rd August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
Stewards Sprint Handicap
Monsieur Kodi (IRE)
4yo - 9/2
Richard Fahey
Oisin Orr
Summer Handicap
Sweet William (IRE)
4yo - 9/4
John & Thady Gosden
Robert Havlin
Lillie Langtry Stakes
Sumo Sam (GB)
3yo - 25/1
Paul & Oliver Cole
Tom Marquand
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 Goodwood Handicap Preview are at hand, Andy and James. 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.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
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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