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

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Contested over a distance of 1m2f is the Chesterfield Cup 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 Chesterfield Cup Handicap.

Chesterfield Cup 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 Chesterfield Cup Handicap Preview

Run during the Glorious Goodwood festival in July of each year at the Goodwood Racecourse is the Chesterfield Cup Handicap, this is a Class 2 handicap that is run over a trip of one mile and two furlongs and is open to runners who are aged four or older.

Chesterfield Cup Handicap 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 Chesterfield Cup Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 114%. The race in 2022 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 132%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Chesterfield Cup Handicap, the over-round has been 123%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £123 which is bet.

Chesterfield Cup 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 Chesterfield Cup Handicap next time out then you would have backed a total of 6 winners. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +17.18. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page to easily access the OLBG racing picks daily.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was Sennockian Star, trained by Mark Johnston and ridden by Joe Fanning who set the fastest winning time in the Chesterfield Cup Handicap, the runner won the race in a time of 2:02.84 when winning the race in 2014. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer David Menuisier and jockey William Buick with Migration who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:13.30 in the 2021 renewal.

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

  1. Sennockian Star (2:02.84) in 2014
  2. Fire Fighting (2:03.60) in 2016
  3. Mount Logan (2:04.94) in 2015
What the expert says...
Six of the last twenty winners came here having run in the John Smith's Cup last time out and five of those finished sixth or worse in that race including the winner, Forest Falcon who finished 16th in the John Smith's Cup before winning this race.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert -

Chesterfield Cup Handicap Past Winners

Here are the Chesterfield Cup 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 Chesterfield Cup Handicap and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Ancient Rome (USA)
4yo 9-7 (16 of 15) 33/1
Jamie Spencer
Charles Hills (GB)
Forest Falcon (IRE)
4yo 9-1 (16 of 18) 14/1
Frankie Dettori
Charlie & Mark Johnston (GB)
Migration (IRE)
5yo 8-10 (14 of 11) 2/1F
William Buick
David Menuisier (GB)
Maydanny (IRE)
4yo 8-6 (1 of 18) 5/1F
Silvestre De Sousa
Mark Johnston (GB)
Fayez (IRE)
5yo 8-12 (11 of 16) 25/1
Daniel Tudhope
David O'Meara (GB)
Alfarris (FR)
4yo 9-0 (3 of 15) 13/2F
Jim Crowley
William Haggas (GB)
Fabricate (GB)
5yo 9-4 (6 of 16) 20/1
Adam Kirby
Michael Bell (GB)
Fire Fighting (IRE)
5yo 9-5 (16 of 17) 8/1F
Adam Kirby
Mark Johnston (GB)
Mount Logan (IRE)
4yo 9-2 (10 of 16) 8/1F
Adam Kirby
Luca Cumani (GB)
Sennockian Star (GB)
4yo 9-6 (5 of 18) 14/1
Joe Fanning
Mark Johnston (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 54 placings from 323 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Chesterfield Cup Handicap Trainer Statistics

Multiple trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Chesterfield Cup Handicap, Saeed bin Suroor (0-14), Richard Fahey (0-13), Ed Dunlop (0-12) and Amanda Perrett (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Chesterfield Cup 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):

Sir Michael Stoute13-1-5-2.00-0.07
William Haggas7-1-2+0.50-0.31
Charles Hills5-1-2+29.00+19.63
Michael Bell5-1-2+16.00+12.13
Sir Mark Prescott Bt4-1-1+7.00+3.25
David O'Meara3-1-1+23.00+13.63
David Menuisier3-1-1+0.00-0.80
Charlie & Mark Johnston2-1-1+13.00+7.75
Saeed bin Suroor14-0-4-14.00-7.56
Richard Fahey13-0-5-13.00-1.87

Chesterfield Cup Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Chesterfield Cup Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Adam Kirby who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Mount Logan (2015), Fire Fighting (2016) and Fabricate (2017).

Here are some of the top Chesterfield Cup 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):

Adam Kirby4-3-3+35.00+21.50
Ryan Moore16-1-5-5.00-1.95
Joe Fanning12-1-3+3.00+4.38
Jamie Spencer9-1-2+25.00+14.13
Silvestre De Sousa9-1-4-3.00+3.13
William Buick9-1-3-6.00-3.80
Jim Crowley8-1-2-0.50-1.56
Daniel Tudhope6-1-4+20.00+15.27
Frankie Dettori6-1-2+9.00+5.13
Royston Ffrench4-1-2+9.00+8.13

Chesterfield Cup Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +54.50 is when runners had 2 career wins in Handicap races. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a race worth £3,000 on debut, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-79.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 16 (1,14) [15 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 16 (2,9,6) [18 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 14 (6,2) [11 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 1 (13,4,18) [18 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 11 (13,7,3) [16 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Chesterfield Cup Handicap is York, there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at York 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 316 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 9 runners.

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

  • Cape Cross (2 Wins)
  • Rock Of Gibraltar (2 Wins)

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

  • Dansili (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Dark Angel (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Galileo (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Mastercraftsman (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Oasis Dream (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Ancient Rome in 2023, winning for Charles Hills at odds of 33/1 under the guidance of Jamie Spencer. 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 Chesterfield Cup 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 Chesterfield Cup 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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