Gordon Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Gordon Stakes 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 Gordon Stakes, a race run over 1m4f at Goodwood during the Glorious Goodwood.

Gordon Stakes 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 Gordon Stakes Preview

Established in 1902, the Gordon Stakes is a Group 3 flat race that is open to three-year-olds only and is run over one mile and four furlongs on the third day of the Glorious Goodwood festival in late July or early August. All runners are set an initial weight of 9-1 but fillies get a 3lb allowance and Group winners get penalties with Group 1 (7lb), Group 2 (5lb) and Group 3 (3lb).

Gordon Stakes 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 Gordon Stakes 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 107%. The race in 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 118%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Gordon Stakes, the over-round has been 113%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £113 which is bet.

Gordon Stakes 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 Gordon Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -4.22. Ahead of the 2024 Gordon Stakes why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 2:31.39 was set by Cross Counter in 2018, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick. The slowest winning time was set in 2023 when Desert Hero won in a time of 2:43.86, booked to ride was Tom Marquand on this William Haggas trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Gordon Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2018 - Cross Counter (2:31.39)
  • 2014 - Snow Sky (2:33.08)
  • 2022 - New London (2:33.80)

Gordon Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Gordon Stakes 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 Gordon Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:43.86
Desert Hero (GB)
3yo 9-3 (2 of 6) 7/1
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
2022
2:33.80
New London (IRE)
3yo 9-3 (6 of 10) 6/4F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2021
2:40.21
Ottoman Emperor (IRE)
3yo 9-1 (7 of 8) 11/1
Ben Coen
J P Murtagh (IRE)
2020
2:34.89
Mogul (GB)
3yo 9-1 (5 of 6) 9/2
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2019
2:35.67
Nayef Road (IRE)
3yo 9-1 (6 of 9) 9/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Mark Johnston (GB)
2018
2:31.39
Cross Counter (GB)
3yo 9-1 (2 of 4) 7/4
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2017
2:42.94
Crystal Ocean (GB)
3yo 9-1 (1 of 5) 6/4F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2016
2:38.37
Ulysses (IRE)
3yo 9-1 (5 of 9) 9/2
Andrea Atzeni
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2015
2:34.94
Highland Reel (IRE)
3yo 9-1 (3 of 9) 7/4F
Joseph O'Brien
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2014
2:33.08
Snow Sky (GB)
3yo 9-1 (7 of 7) 9/2
James Doyle
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Gordon Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 16 winners with an additional 24 placings from 129 runners
  • IRE: 4 winners with an additional 5 placings from 19 runners
  • QA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Gordon Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Gordon Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Sir Michael Stoute who has won the race six times with those six winners coming from Maraahel (2004), Conduit (2008), Harbinger (2009), Snow Sky (2014), Ulysses (2016) and Crystal Ocean (2017). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Gordon Stakes are A P O'Brien (3 wins), Charlie Appleby (3 wins) and Mark Johnston (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Gordon Stakes, Andrew Balding has sent a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Gordon Stakes 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
Sir Michael Stoute 10-6-8 +12.00 +8.57
A P O'Brien 14-3-8 -2.25 +2.21
Charlie Appleby 6-3-3 +4.75 +0.71
Mark Johnston 12-2-3 +6.00 +1.70
William Haggas 4-1-1 +4.00 +1.38
David Elsworth 4-1-1 +0.00 -1.12
J P Murtagh 1-1-1 +11.00 +6.60
Andrew Balding 10-0-2 -10.00 -6.55
John Gosden 7-0-4 -7.00 -3.55
Marcus Tregoning 5-0-3 -5.00 -1.62

Gordon Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Gordon Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Conduit (2008), Harbinger (2009), Rebel Soldier (2010), Crystal Ocean (2017) and Mogul (2020). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Gordon Stakes are William Buick (2 wins) and Silvestre De Sousa (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Gordon Stakes 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
Ryan Moore 14-5-9 +4.25 +3.67
William Buick 9-2-4 -3.75 -4.38
Silvestre De Sousa 5-2-2 +13.00 +7.60
Frankie Dettori 8-1-3 -5.25 -3.73
James Doyle 5-1-2 +0.50 -0.25
Andrea Atzeni 4-1-3 +1.50 +1.65
Tom Marquand 3-1-1 +5.00 +2.38
Tom Queally 3-1-1 +0.75 -0.28
Mickael Barzalona 2-1-2 +3.50 +3.31
Ben Coen 1-1-1 +11.00 +6.60

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 5, 2, 1, (1, 2), 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 2, 6, 1, 8, 1, 2, 2, 4, 3, 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 (67%) - No bigger than 11/1
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - Within the first 6 of market
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - No bigger than 18/1 (Career Place)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Fewer than 2 starts (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Is not FR/GER/USA bred
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Furthest ran 1m2½f - 2mf
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Achieved a TS of 76+ (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Ran over 7f - 1m2½f (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Off a break of 19 - 83 days
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Had 2 - 6 placings (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Beaten no more -9l (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Furthest Won 1mf - 2mf
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Highest Placed is not Cl3/Cl5
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Not in FRA/DEU/SCO (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - No bigger than 8/1 (Career Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Goodwood racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Gordon Stakes. If there is anything that you do not understand in this blog, please do leave a comment or alternatively, head over to the Horse Racing Terms and Abbreviations article which is available in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Gordon Stakes Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career place over further, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-27.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 2 (4) [6 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 6 (9,1) [10 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 7 (5,1) [8 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 5 (2) [6 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 6 (7,2) [9 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Gordon Stakes is Ascot, there has been a total number of 9 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 149 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 2 runners.

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

  • Galileo (6 Wins)
  • Sea The Stars (2 Wins)

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Gordon Stakes, that stallion is Sadlers Wells who has failed to produce a winner from 5 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Ottoman Emperor in 2021, winning for J P Murtagh at odds of 11/1 under the guidance of Ben Coen. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 8 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Gordon Stakes head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

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