Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 4: Your Guide to the Golden Mile & More
Goodwood Tips Day 4
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 hat-trick in the King George last year. He looks certain to start one of the shortest priced favourites of the week.
The Golden Mile will be the big betting race for Goodwood day 4 tips. Her Majesty The Queen won this race with joint-favourite Seniority in 2018. There are three 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.
Goodwood 1.50 Tips: Theo Fennell Oak Tree Stakes (3yo plus) (Group 3) 7f
Our Goodwood day 4 tips start with this tricky contest for fillies and mares over seven furlongs. Jubiloso was an expensive loser last year for favourite backers as Classic winning Billesdon Brook (12-1) returned to her best. Other surprise winners here include Amy Eria (2015) at 33-1, Anecdote (2013) at 14-1 and Tropical Paradise (2010) at 16-1. None of the past eleven winners had won on their previous start but all but one had winning form over this distance.
Goodwood 2.25 Tips: Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (3yo) (Group 3) 1m
The Betting can be a good guide to this race with the winner usually in the first three in the Goodwood odds. Duke Of Hazzard (2019) became the third winning favourite in the past four seasons. The key trial for this race is the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes at Newmarket. Duke Of Hazzard, Beat The Bank (2017) and Montiridge (2013) had all been successful in that race before winning here.
Goodwood 3.00 Tips: Unibet Golden Mile (3yo plus) 1m
The Golden Mile is one of the most valuable handicaps of the season and there will be a wide range of Goodwood tips on this race. There have been some big gambles in the past including Franklin D who returned at 7-4 in 2016. He was the only outright favourite to win in the past ten years and was the first of three successive Golden Mile victories for jockey Ryan Moore.
This race always attracts a large field and that can leave high numbers at a big disadvantage. Horses drawn 9 or lower have won 13 of the last 15 renewals. Key trials for this race include the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot and the John Smith’s Cup at York. Check your Goodwood special offers for enhanced each-way terms on this race with bookmakers often paying out on fifth place!
Goodwood 3.35 Tips: Qatar King George Stakes (3yo plus) (Group 2) 5f
Battaash is likely to start at prohibitive odds as he bids for a record fourth-consecutive King George victory. His win at Royal Ascot last month suggests that trainer Charles Hills has him better than ever at the age of six. Last year 888Sport offered new customers 5-1 Battaash (to a maximum £5 stake) and his SP was 1-4 favourite! Battaash could be available at enhanced odds again in 2020 so it is worth checking out those Goodwood betting offers.
Shock results are very rare in the King George with Take Cover (2016) at 8-1 being the longest 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).
Goodwood 4.10 Tips: Unibet Nursery Handicap (2yo) 6f
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.
Goodwood 4.40 Tips: Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes (4yo plus) (Group 3) 1m 4f
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 odds-on favourite in the Goodwood betting last season but was beaten by Desert Encounter (15-2). Nine of the last ten winners were officially rated 114 or higher and Desert Encounter (rated 116) was the longest priced winner during that period.
Goodwood 5.15 Tips: TDN Australia Handicap (3yo) 1m 3f
Goodwood day 4 tips for Friday’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 5-2 favourite Aktau, trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea Atzeni.