Glorious Goodwood 2019 Betting Guide

Martin Green

Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:21 PM UTC

Saturday, Jul. 20, 2019 9:21 PM UTC

Stradivarius looks like a great option for punters!
<div><p>Many of Europe’s finest racehorses will converge upon the Sussex Downs to fight it out for fame and fortune at Glorious Goodwood this year. The iconic meeting takes place from July 30 to August 3, and it should attract more than 100,000 visitors over five days of top-notch racing. It encompasses three Group 1 races and a number of other important contests, while the total prize purse is £5.6 million, so it is sure to pull in all the leading lights from the European scene. It is also a massive event for punters, so we decided to compile a Glorious Goodwood betting guide in order to help you out.</p><h2>Big Races at Glorious Goodwood</h2><p>The Group 1 Goodwood Cup is the standout race on the opening day of the meeting and this year’s prize pool is £500,000. Superstar stayer Stradivarius will bid to secure victory for the third year in a row and he is the clear favourite to pull it off. The Goodwood Cup takes place over a distance 2 miles and it is open to all horses aged three or over. It is one of Britain’s leading events for stayers, so Stradivarius will face strong competition, but he is good enough to triumph once more.</p><p>The following day’s action contains the £1 million Sussex Stakes, the biggest race of the year at Goodwood. It is a 1-mile contest, open to three-year-olds and up, and Lightning Spear surged to victory for David Simcock last year. No horse has won back-to-back victories in the race since the legendary Frankel in 2011 and 2012.</p><p>The Sussex Stakes has Group 1 status, as does the £600,000 Nassau Stakes, which takes place on the Thursday. It is Ladies’ Day and the Nassau Stakes is only open to fillies and mares. Wild Illusion was impressive in her victory last season and another ferociously competitive contest is to be expected in 2019. Sprinters take centre stage in the Group 2 King George Stakes over 5 furlongs on the Friday. Battash won it last year and he will be back to defend his crown on August 2.</p><p>There are a number of Group 2 races throughout the meeting to look forward to, including the Vintage Stakes, the Lennox Stakes, the Richmond Stakes and the Lillie Langtry Stakes. All in all, it promises to be a magnificent showpiece of high-class racing and glamour in a gorgeous setting.</p><h2>Best Bookmakers for Glorious Goodwood</h2><p>The established, traditional bookmakers come into their own at big meetings like Glorious Goodwood. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="William Hill">William Hill</a>, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power are all great options for anyone that wants to bet on this meeting. They are well-known, reputable operators with the liquidity to cover your winnings and a long history of fair and prompt payouts. Avoid small sites that do not have strong ratings at respected sites like bookmakersreview.com and sportsbookreview.com.</p><p>You should also shop around for your odds. Some bookmakers offer attractive prices on an on-going basis, but the site with the best odds on a particular horse will often vary. Some bookies will guarantee the best price on the market on UK racing, while William Hill, Coral and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Betfred</a> all pay you out on a horse’s starting price if it is greater than the price you took when you placed your bet. Also check for each site’s each-way terms, as some are more generous than others. Betfred, Paddy Power and William Hill are often good for paying out on extra places.</p><p>Bookmakers will offer a number of promotions and sign-up bonuses in order to win new business at a big festival like Glorious Goodwood. It is a massive event for casual punters and the leading operators will be battling one another to generate new business, so you can expect some enticing offers. Look out for boosted odds on big favourites as the meeting draws closer. Bet365 has a popular sign-up bonus in which it matches your first deposit up to £100, while Paddy Power also runs a fantastic risk free bet offer for new customers.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Paddy Power">Paddy Power</a> runs unique offers throughout big meetings, giving you a refund on a losing bet if a particular runner wins a race, for example. It also has an excellent streaming platform and it provides really detailed form guides, while the odds are typically among the best on the market, so you cannot go far wrong with Paddy Power when betting on horse racing.</p><p>Another option is to bet on the Tote. This sees punters’ money go into a cumulative pool, similar to a lottery, and everyone with a winning ticket at the end of the race shares the pot (after the Tote takes its cut). If fewer people backed your horse, you will get a greater share if it wins, so it is often a good option if you think an unfancied underdog will do well.</p><h2>Bet Types</h2><p>Most punters simply bet on a particular horse to win a race, or they go each-way if the odds on it are long. But there are a number of intriguing options available to you when wagering on races at Glorious Goodwood, so <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/horse-racing/horse-racing-betting-guide-explaining-the-betting-options-available/89793/">check out our in-depth horse racing betting guide</a> to learn more.</p><p>One thing to bear in mind is that many bookmakers are currently restricting multiple bets on Frankie Dettori’s rides. The popular Italian jockey left the bookies reeling when he rode winners in the first four races on Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot last month, and he followed it up with a brilliant treble at Sandown on Eclipse Day. Ladbrokes and Coral have prevented punters from taking a price on his rides when placing multiples in order to cover themselves, causing Paddy Power to poke fun at them on social media.</p><p>“Frankie Dettori had six rides at Newmarket with the acca coming in at around 20,000-1 and we are continuing to see a real upsurge in small-stakes multiples on his mounts following his Royal Ascot heroics, and a high-profile treble featuring Enable,” said Ladbrokes Coral PR director Simon Clare. “With such large cumulative odds, Ladbrokes Coral are looking at tens of millions of pounds worth of liabilities on Dettori and we have to take steps to manage that level of exposure.”</p><h2>Horses to Follow at Glorious Goodwood</h2><p>Dettori will ride Stradivarius as he bids for glory once more in the Goodwood Cup. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Coral</a> is offering 5/6 (1.83) on him winning the race and that looks like a great price on such a classy stayer. John Gosden’s five-year-old scooped his owner a £1 million bonus prize after winning the Yorkshire Cup, the Ascot Gold Cup, the Goodwood Cup, the Lonsdale Cup and the British Champions Long Distance Cup in a remarkable unbeaten campaign last year. He has already won the Yorkshire Cup and the Ascot Gold Cup again in 2019, stretching his winning streak to seven races, and it is hard to see any of his rivals toppling him at Goodwood.</p><p>Too Darn Hot began the season as the ante-post favourite for all the big three-year-old races. However, he had to pull out of the 2,000 Guineas with injury and he could only finish second to Telecaster in the Dante Stakes on his seasonal reappearance. He then finished second in the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh, and he was third in the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, behind Circus Maximus and King Of Comedy. He returned to winning ways in the Grade 1 Jean Prat Stakes at Deauville earlier this month and he is now the heavily backed favourite for the Sussex Stakes. That looks like an interesting bet, but the 6/1 (7.0) that Paddy Power is offering on King Of Comedy looks like a tempting each-way option too.</p><p>You can currently find ante post betting on the Goodwood Cup, the Sussex Stakes, the Lennox Stakes, the Golden Mile Handicap, the King George, the Lillie Langtry Stakes and the Stewards Cup, while more races will be priced up closer to the time.</p></div>
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