Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 5: Goodwood Tips For the Final Day Including the Stewards Cup
The final day of Glorious Goodwood features the Stewards’ Cup, one of the most prestigious sprint handicaps in the racing calendar. There is always a wide range of Goodwood day 5 tips for this six-furlong cavalry charge on one of the fastest tracks in the country. Punters found it tough going last year, with 22/1 shot Summerghand winning the race, and 66/1 outsider Brian The Snail finishing in the places.
The Stewards Cup has been won by some high-class sprinters including Soba (1982), Lochsong (1992), Danetime (1997) and Borderlescott (2006). There have been five two-time winners of the race, the last of which was Sky Diver (1967, 1968).
Best Goodwood Tips Day 5
|Time||Race||Our Tip||Place Bet|
|1:20pm||Thames Materials Handicap||Just Frank||Place Bet|
|1:55pm||Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap||Bickerstaffe||Place Bet|
|2:30pm||The Summer Handicap||Boss Power||Place Bet|
|3:05pm||Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes||Wonderful Tonight||Place Bet|
|3:40pm||Unibet Stewards’ Cup||Bielsa||Place Bet|
|4:10pm||EBF Maiden Stakes||Ring Of Beara||Place Bet|
|4:45pm||Signature Apprentice Handicap||Overwrite||Place Bet|
13.20 Goodwood Tips: Thames Materials Handicap (3yo) 7f
The action gets underway on Glorious Goodwood day 5 with the Thames Materials Handicap, a race plundered by Mark Johnston in recent years. He won it with Enlace (2015), Hawatif (2016) and Vale Of Kent (2018) so anything he runs here is worth considering for your Goodwood day 5 tips. Society Lion became just the second winning favourite in the past ten years when landing last year’s renewal for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore. Godolphin won this in 2019 with Land Of Legends, trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by Callum Shepherd.
13.55 Goodwood Tips: Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Stakes Handicap (3yo+) 6f
Following the Thames Materials Handicap is the Stewards’ Sprint Stakes, a consolation race for horses that failed to make the ballot for the featured Stewards’ Cup. Scorching Heat (2017) is the only successful favourite in the last ten years and two 22/1 shots finished in the places in last year’s renewal. The Stewards’ Sprint could provide some clues regarding any draw bias ahead of your Goodwood day 5 tips for the big race at 15.40.
14.30 Goodwood Tips: Summer Handicap (3yo+) 1m6f
Leading course trainer Mark Johnston is the man to follow for your Goodwood day 5 tips in this race. He has won the Summer Handicap four times in the past six seasons, including last year with Hochfeld (15/2). In 2019, King’s Advice became only the second winning favourite during the past ten years in a race where it pays to stick with horses with winning form over a mile and a half or beyond.
15.05 Goodwood Tips: Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (3yo+) (Group 2) 1m6f
Stamina is also the key for your Lillie Langtry Stakes tips, a race confined to fillies and mares. Enbihaar was an impressive winner for John Gosden and Jim Crowley in 2019. She started a co-favourite of three in a race where most winners tend to come from the first three in the Goodwood betting.
Enbihaar supplemented her 2019 victory when retaining her Lillie Langtry crown last year. In doing so, she joined an elusive club of horses to have won the race more than once, with Tartouche (2005, 2006) and Wild Coco (2012, 2013) the only previous horses to achieve the feat. Simple Verse won at 11/1 in 2015 before going on to land the St Leger at Doncaster.
15.40 Goodwood Tips: Unibet Stewards’ Cup (3yo+) 6f
The Stewards’ Cup is the biggest betting race of the week and can be a very difficult puzzle to solve. Favourites have won three of the last six renewals yet all of them were improving three-year-olds. The draw can influence the outcome and it may be worth noting that Magical Memory (2015), Dancing Star (2016) and Khaadem (2019) were all drawn low.
There have also been several shock results here including Lancelot Du Lac (2017) at 25/1 and Gifted Master (2018) at 20/1. The latter also bucked the trend where the draw is concerned by winning from stall 25. Horses that ran disappointingly in the Wokingham Handicap often run here where the sharper track and faster ground can result in a much-improved performance.
16.10 Goodwood Tips: British European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Stakes (2yo) 7f
Aidan O’Brien saddled a rare runner in a maiden in Britain in this race in 2019 but King Of Athens finished well beaten behind 16/1 Persuasion. Don’t be put off by that result as it was by far the longest priced winner in the past ten years. Persuasion was trained by Charles Hills who also won this race with the useful Dutch Connection (2014). Mark Johnston won in 2017 with subsequent Epsom Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee. Last year’s renewal went the way of 9/1 Titan Rock, with 66/1 outsider Raging Rascal chasing him home.
16.45 Goodwood Tips: Signature Apprentice Handicap (3yo+) 1m1f
Godolphin and Bin Suroor closed out Glorious Goodwood in 2019 with a quick-fire double in the last two races, taking this prize with Gifts Of Gold (Cieren Fallon). He was the first winning favourite in this race since Landaman (2012) won for Mark Johnston, yet punters once again got it right last year when joint-favourites Muraad and Overwrite finished in the first two places – with the former running out a narrow winner. There have also been some shock results in a tricky finale including Illusive (2016) at 28/1 and Storm King (2017) at 25/1.