Glorious Goodwood 2013 – Betting Tips and Free Bet Offers

Tuesday 30th July marks the start of the famous ‘Glorious Goodwood’ horse racing festival, which lasts for 5 days finishing on Saturday 3rd August.  Hopefully the recent spell of hot weather in the UK will continue and provide great conditions for some great flat horse racing.

We bring you our festival guide and will be providing some daily tips for you to follow, plus we pick out the best betting offers from the bookies for the Glorious Goodwood festival.

Glorious Goodwood Betting Tips

We will be providing daily tips for this year’s Glorious Goodwood races, keep checking back for updates.

Saturday Tips

A mixed bag on Friday in some very tricky races, at least the classy and reliable Montiridge obliged to give us a winner.  The ground probably came up a bit firm for a couple of the others. Here we give our tips for the final day of racing at Glorious Goodwood.

GOING: GOOD (Good to firm in places; GoingStick 8.0)

2.05 – Stewards Sprint Handicap, 6f, CH4: Enrol @ 7/1 (Various Bookies)

Top weight Enrol is the tentative pick in this one, she had an indifferent showing at Ascot but the signs are positive that she can put that behind her and run well here. A very open race if we’re honest though, so watch the market for movers.

2.40 – RAC  Stakes,  1m4f, CH4: Royal Skies @ 5/1 (BetVictor, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes)

Another strong looking lineup, we take Royal Skies from the in-form Mark Johnston yard with Joe Fanning on board.  Very impressive earlier in the season until 2m proved too much at Ascot, can go well back at this trip.

3.15 – Nassau Stakes, 1m1f192y, CH4: Just The Judge @ 8/1 (Various Bookies)

We think 8/1 is a pretty decent price for this classy horse, she looks like she could do well at this trip – she has a lot of class and has the breeding for this distance.  3rd to Sky Lantern at Ascot, but she has a chance of turning that over.  Obviously Sky lantern is still a favourite in this and was super unlucky in the last race, but probably worth taking on at a best priced 2/1 with BetVictor, at an unknown trip.

3.50 – Stewards Cup, 6f, CH4: Heaven’s Guest @ 12/1 (Various Bookies)

Take your pick in this one, in this ultra-competitive large-field race there are plenty of things that can go wrong, luck can seriously play a major part.  Heaven’s Guest is the pick, he beat Moviesta last time out, who was an impressive winner here on Friday to frank the form, so we take our chances on him at a decent price of 12/1, get on each-way with Bet365/Betfred/Tote/Paddy/Skybet who go 5 places on this.


Friday Tips

After a fantastic day on Thursday with 3 winners, we’ll be hoping for more on Friday!

GOING: GOOD (Good to soft in a few places; GoingStick 7.5) – Partly Cloudy

2.00 – Coutts Glorious Stakes, 1m4f, CH4: Sheikhzayedroad@ 8/1 (Various Bookies) Finished 3rd

Sheikhzayedroad makes a lot of appeal at a bigger price in what is a pretty hot race, this is a step up in class but he’s had some great form, looks very progressive and can get in the mix here.

2.35 – Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes,  1m, CH4: Montiridge @ 13/8 (Bet365) Finished 1st

Montiridge looks exactly the sort to do well in this race, he’s been in great form and looks to have the beating of this field here.

3.05 – Betfred Mile, 1m, CH4: Brendan Bracken @ 10/1 (Various Bookies) Finished 13/18

Thrashed his rivals in the Topaz mile at Galway on Tuesday and if he’s not taken too much out of himself  he can be right in the mix here for a quick double.

3.40 – King George Stakes, 5f, CH4:  Smoothtalkinrascal @ 7/1 (Various Bookies) Finished 16/17

In what is a very competitive and tricky 5f contest, we go for Smoothtalkinrascal, very impressive earlier in the season at York and Epsom, he has been waiting for the ground to have some cut in it, which should still be the case here although things are drying out a little there should be enough in the ground for him to give a decent account of himself.


Thursday Tips

GOING: GOOD TO SOFT (GoingStick 7.2) – Prediction of scattered showers

2.15 – Gordons Handicap Stakes: Noble Gift @ 14/1 (BetVictor, Bet365 and Paddy Power)  – Finished 4th

Been running in lesser company than this, but has done everything asked of him and could be relatively unexposed.  Worth an each-way punt in this open race.

2.45 – Richmond Stakes: Saayerr @ 6/1 (Various bookies) – Finished 1st

Had an impressive start to his career, winning first 2 races before coming up short last time out.  All those runs were at 5f and he looks the sort who has needed to step up to 6f.   Looks a decent horse and should give a good run at odds of 6/1.

3.15 – Goodwood Cup: Brown Panther @ 7/1 (Ladbrokes and Skybet) – Finished 1st

Very impressive return to form when winning at Pontefract in his first run this season on June 22nd, he will have been prepared for this race and looks like he can give this a real good go, proven class horse and they could have timed things right here. Some hot competition in this race, with Altano the German raider looking interesting though not getting any younger at aged 7.

3.45 – Lillie Langtry Stakes: Wild Coco @ 11/10 (Various Bookies) – Finished 1st

Wild Coco is the class horse in this race and has the form here as  she won this race last year, the only doubt is a 300+ day absence from the track.  We feel quite confident that she will be ready for this though and should justify favouritism.


Wednesday Tips

GOING: GOOD TO SOFT (GoingStick 6.8) – Prediction of scattered showers

1.55 – Goodwood Stakes: Broxbourne @ 8/1 (Ladbrokes) – Finished 1st

Broxbourne can go well in the opening race, a marathon over 2m5f. Recent win at Ascot suggests she’s in tip top form, has come up a fair bit in the weights off the back of a very good season, but can still get right in the frame in this company.

2.30 – Gordon Stakes: Excess Knowledge @ 9/4 (Various Bookies) – Finished 2nd

A fair few of the field have various question marks regarding the trip, Excess knowledge looked like the sort who will relish this trip though in the recent Gala Stakes when staying on in 3rd, so we take the John Gosden-trained favourite to take this one.

3.05 – Sussex Stakes: Toronado @ 2/1 (Totesport and Betfred) – Finished 1st

Although Toronado has been beaten twice this season by Dawn Approach, we feel it might be third time lucky, he was hampered at Ascot but was still only beaten by a short head.  It should be very close again, but if Ascot is anything to go by Toronado doesn’t have lots to make up to be in with a big chance.

3.40 – Vintage Stakes: Parbold @ 2/1 (Various Bookies) – Finished 3rd

Parbold looks the pick in this, with an impressive showing in the Group 2 Coventry stakes at Ascot under his belt, that is the class bit of form in this race and the cut in the ground is expected to suit. Outstrip could be interesting also at 11/2, an impressive maiden winner at Newmarket but this is a step up in class.


Glorious Goodwood Betting Offers

As ever, the bookmakers are offering some special offers for what is a major highlight of the horse racing calendar, below we round up the best of the betting offers from the bookmakers for this year’s festival – all these offers are for both new customers or current customers.

Bet365 Glorious Goodwood Betting Offer

Bet365 are offering guaranteed best odds on all the live races shown on Channel 4, plus they have their 4/1 winner offer.  This means that if you back a winner at odds of 4/1 or greater on any live Channel 4 race during Glorious Goodwood, you will get a free bet on the next live race.  If you are a new customer, you can take advantage of their £200 opening bonus offer by clicking the coupon above.


Paddy Power Glorious Goodwood Bet Offer

Paddy Power are offering money back on all bets if your horse finished second throughout Glorious Goodwood.  The refund is cash, unlike some other bookies who only give a free bet! A cracking deal. Paddy Power also have a £50 matched bet offer for new customers, so if you want to signup click here.


BetVictor Glorious Goodwood Bet offer

BetVictor have a ‘2 Good’ Promotion running throughout Glorious Goodwood, so if your horse finished 2nd to the favourite in any race you will get your stake refunded up to £25.  BetVictor also have a £25 free matched bet for new customers, which you can get if you click here.


Coral Glorious Goodwood Bet offer

Coral are offering a free £1 Irish lotto bet on Wednesday’s Irish Lotto if you place a win single bet of £5 or more on any race at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday.


Full Glorious Goodwood lineup and race times

The week will be covered live on Channel 4, usually 4 races a day, look below for which races will be shown live.

The highlight of the week will surely be the Sussex Stakes on Wednesday, with Dawn Approach and Toronado set to feature.  Declaration of War and Elusive Kate could also make an appearance though lineups are obviously subject to change at this stage.

Day One – Tuesday 30th July – Going:  GOOD (Good to firm in couple places on round course; GoingStick 8.0) Prediction of showers could soften things a little.

1.55 – Stakes (Handicap), (Live on Channel 4)  Distance:  1m1f 192yards

2.30 – Molecomb Stakes,  (Live on Channel 4) Distance: 5f

3.05 – Bet365 Lennox Stakes, (Live on Channel 4) Distance: 7f

3.40 – Summer Handicap, (Live on Channel 4) Distance: 1m6f

4.15 – EBF Bet365 Maiden Stakes,  Distance: 6f

4.50 – Poker at Bet365 Handicap Stakes, Distance: 1m

5.25 – Bet365 Mobile Stakes, Distance: 5f


Day Two – Wednesday 31st July – Going:

1.55 – Goodwood Stakes (Handicap), 2m5f CH4

2.30 – Gordon Stakes,  1m4f CH4

3.05 – Sussex Stakes, 1m CH4

3.40 – Vintage Stakes, 7f CH4

4.15 – Insurance Maiden Fillies Stakes, 6f

4.50 – British Studs Fillies and Mares Stakes, 1m1f

5.25 – Harwoods Classified Stakes, 7f


Day Three – Thursday 1st August – Going:

2.15 – Gordons Handicap Stakes, 1m1f192y CH4

2.45 – Richmond Stakes,  6f CH4

3.15 – Goodwood Cup, 2m CH4

3.45 – Lillie Langtry Stakes, 1m6f CH4

4.20 – EBF New Ham Maiden Fillies Stakes, 7f

4.55 – Tatler Stakes Handicap, 7f

5.25 – Apprentice Handicap, 1m1f


Day Four – Friday 2nd August – Going:

2.00 – Coutts Glorious Stakes, 1m4f CH4

2.35 – Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes,  1m CH4

3.10 – Betfred Mile, 1m CH4

3.45 – King George Stakes, 5f CH4

4.20 – Golf Nursery Stakes, 6f

4.50 – Oak Tree Stakes, 7f

5.25 – Bonus King Bingo Handicap, 1m3f


Day Five – Saturday 3rd August – Going:

2.05 – Stewards Sprint Handicap, 6f CH4

2.40 – RAC  Stakes,  1m4f CH4

3.15 – Nassau Stakes, 1m1f192y CH4

3.50 – Stewards Cup, 6f CH4

4.25 – Natwest EBF Maiden Stakes, 7f

5.00 – Goodwood Nursery Stakes, 7f

5.35 – Telegraph Handicap, 5f


Good luck with your bets!

Glorious Goodwood Ladies