Four stars set to shine at Glorious Goodwood this week

We’re all set for an epic Glorious Goodwood, one of the pinnacles of the British Flat Season. There’s five days of incredible racing to get stuck into with all the usual big names clashing on the back drop of the Sussex Downs.

We’ve picked out five stars to look out for this week below. Paddy Power have a fantastic offer for the Goodwood Festival – Sign up today and place a £10 bet to receive a HUGE £40 in FREE BETS! (T&C’s Apply – see bottom of article).

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Stradivarius – Qatar Goodwood Cup, Tuesday

The incredible stayer Stradivarius will once again challenge to win his fifth Goodwood Cup on Day 1 of Glorious Goodwood 2022. There will be one notable absentee this year though, with Frankie Dettori relinquishing the ride, and Andrea Atzeni taking the reins. A decision by the owner following a huge owner/trainer/jockey fallout after Royal Ascot and the ride in the Gold Cup.

Atzeni on board is not an unfamiliar site however, as it was in fact he who rode him in his first win in the race back in 2017. It will almost certainly be Stradivarius’ Goodwood swansong, and the proverbial roof will be lifted if he can get back to winning ways. He put in a huge effort at Ascot in the Gold Cup, and will have plenty of support here to turn the tables on Kyprios from the powerful Aidan O’Brien table.

Baaeed – Qatar Sussex Stakes, Wednesday

The next great racing superstar? William Haggas takes his star miler, along with an unblemished career record of 8 wins from 8 starts to the Sussex Stakes on Wednesday.

Baaeed destroys the Queen Anne field at Royal Ascot 2022

Haggas has confirmed that he will follow the ‘Frankel’ route as he goes here before stepping up in trip at York in the Juddmonte International. He’ll be hoping to stay unbeaten here, having had little trouble dispatching all before him at this distance so far. He breezed through the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, with a performance that was clinical without being breathtaking.

You get the impression there’s a lot more to come from and connections will be hoping he can dazzle us once more in a race where he should take all the beatind.

Nashwa – Qatar Nassau Stakes, Thursday

Hollie Doyle made history as the first female Classic winner on Nashwa at Chantilly in the French Oaks. It was a memorable day for the pair claiming victory by the barest of margins.

Next stop is the Nassau Stakes where they are odds on to win once more. Nashwa looks the pic of these here, and she’ll face nothing of the calibre they raced in the English Oaks at Epsom with no Emily Upjohn or Tuesday lining up.

More Group 1 glory beckons for the pair.

Mr Wagyu – Stewards’ Cup, Saturday

We couldn’t mention Goodwood without dipping into the big handicap, and the loveable Mr Wagyu is at the top of the market in the fiercely competitive affair.

He’s the ultimate competitor and always gives his running. He can prove extremely difficult to pass if he gets in the near the front and should take all the beating once again.

He’s been targeted at this race and comes here in great form with big wins at Epsom and The Curragh previously. He’s a tasty price to boot at 12/1 and is surely a great each way play.


*Odds Correct At Time Of Writing*

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