Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 4: Your Guide to the King George Day & More
The highlight of Friday’s Goodwood card is the Group 2 King George Stakes over five furlongs. All eyes will be on the brilliant Battaash who has looked invincible on this track, completing an unprecedented four-timer in the King George last year. This year he needs to bounce back from a slightly underwhelming run at Royal Ascot.
The Golden Mile will be the big betting race for Goodwood day 4 tips. A race that Her Majesty The Queen won with joint-favourite Seniority in 2018. There are also two Group 3 races on a high-quality card including the Glorious Stakes, won by Poet’s Word in 2017. He went on to win the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.
Best Goodwood Tips Day 4
|Time||Race||Our Tip||Place Bet|
|1:50pm||Unibet Three Boosts A Day Goodwood Handicap||Coeur De Lion||Place Bet|
|2:25pm||Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes||Baaeed||Place Bet|
|3:00pm||Unibet Golden Mile Handicap||Bedouin’s Story||Place Bet|
|3:35pm||King George Qatar Stakes||Dragon Symbol||Place Bet|
|4:10pm||L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes||Passion And Glory||Place Bet|
|4:45pm||Unibet Deposit £10 Get £40 Bonus Nursery||Sir Henry Cotton||Place Bet|
|5:20pm||TDN Australia Handicap||Barn Owl||Place Bet|
13.50 Goodwood Tips: Unibet Three Boosts A Day Goodwood Handicap Stakes (3yo+) 2m4f
King George day starts with the extended 2m4f Goodwood Handicap. The extreme distance of this race means that this is a logical target for National Hunt or dual-purpose horses. Lil Rockerfeller was favourite to win the race for the second consecutive season in 2019 but he faded in the closing stages behind Sir Mark Prescott’s Timoshenko. The race has a habit of throwing up big priced winners, with horses priced up at 16/1, 25/1 and 33/1 all winning in recent renewals. That could be something to bear in mind for anyone looking for Goodwood day 4 tips.
14.25 Goodwood Tips: Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (3yo) (Group 3) 1m
The betting can be a good guide to this race with three of the last five renewals going to the race favourite. Tilsit (10/1) bucked that trend slightly when landing the spoils last year. The key trial for this race is the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes at Newmarket. Duke Of Hazzard (2019), Beat The Bank (2017) and Montiridge (2013) had all been successful in that race before winning here.
15.00 Goodwood Tips: Unibet Golden Mile (3yo+) 1m
The Golden Mile is one of the most valuable handicaps of the season and there will be a wide range of Glorious Goodwood day 4 tips on this race. There have been some big gambles in the past including Franklin D who returned at just 7/4 in 2016. He was the only outright favourite to win in the ten years prior to Prompting’s (3/1f) victory last year.
This race always attracts a large field and that can leave high numbers at a big disadvantage. Horses drawn 9 or lower have won 14 of the last 16 renewals. Key trials for this race include the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot and the John Smith’s Cup at York. Check out our Goodwood day 2 tips for our expert analysis on the Golden Mile.
15.35 Goodwood Tips: King George Qatar Stakes (3yo plus) (Group 2) 5f
Battaash is likely to start as favourite as he bids for a record fifth-consecutive King George victory. His fourth-place finish at Royal Ascot last month does pose a question, but he clearly loves the track and is undoubtedly the main attraction on King George day.
Shock results are very rare in the King George with Take Cover (2016) at 8-1 being the biggest price in the past ten years. He was winning the race for a second time at the age of nine. Other notable winners include Soba (1983), Lochsong (1993, 1994) and Kingsgate Native (2009).
16.10 Goodwood Tips: L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes (4yo+) (Group 3) 1m4f
Sir Michael Stoute has farmed this race in recent years with victories for Kings Fete (2016), Poet’s Word (2017) and Mirage Dancer (2018). The latter was the odds-on favourite in 2019 but was beaten by Desert Encounter (15-2). Last year’s renewal went the way of Pablo Escobarr – who took the race for William Haggas and Tom Marquand.
Mark Johnston is the most successful trainer in history at the Goodwood Festival and he took this prize in 2019 with Homespun. This can be a tricky race for Goodwood Tips with only two successful favourites in the past ten years. Flying Bear (2013) provided a 25-1 shock while Jamesbo’s Girl (2012) at 16-1 and Don Armado (2018) at 11-1 were also difficult to find.
16.45 Goodwood Tips: Unibet Deposit £10 Get £40 Bonus Nursery Handicap Stakes (2yo) 6f
This can be a tricky race for Goodwood day 4 tips with only two successful favourites in the past ten years. Flying Bear (2013) provided a 25/1 shock while Jamesbo’s Girl (2012) at 16/1 and Don Armado (2018) at 11/1 were also difficult to find.
17.20 Goodwood Tips: TDN Australia Handicap (3yo) 1m 3f
Goodwood day 4 tips for King George day’s finale have had their fair share of success, despite the competitive nature of this race. Subsequent Group 1 winner Poet’s Word (2016) started 7/4 favourite for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore. The same combination teamed up with the well-backed Kinyras (2011). Last year’s race was won by 6/1 shot Cepheus, trained by Brian Meehan and ridden by William Buick.