Stewards Cup Odds
The Stewards Cup, run at the Glorious Goodwood Festival, is one of the most lucrative sprint handicaps of the Flat season. It is open to horses above the age of three and is famed for its competitive nature and tight finishes around Goodwood’s very sharp track.
The Glorious Goodwood Festival is arguably the most glamorous racing Festival run in the United Kingdom and always brings together hardened racing fans along with fashion gurus.
Set in the picturesque surroundings in the Hampshire countryside, the Festival attracts over 10,000 race-fans every year, who enjoy the chic, relaxed and incredibly stylish atmosphere. Champagne and strawberries are in full flow all week as punters live the life of luxury in the sizzling summer sunshine.
Since 1993, the Stewards Cup has proved the feature race on the Saturday of the brilliant five-day meeting. Much like most big races at Goodwood, 2012 Champion Jockey Richard Hughes has a great record in the race, winning three times aboard Shikariis Son (1995), Harmonic Way (1999) and Tayseer (2000).
Along with keeping Hughes onside in the valuable handicap, punters should also be aware of some significant trends that the race produces when trying to find the winner. Trainer Dandy Nicholls is always a man to keep-on-side in these sorts of handicaps.
He has accounted for or a quarter of all the placed horses in last 10 years with three winners to his name in 2000, 2005 and 2010.
With the nature of the race being run at a very quick pace, finding a horse that stays six furlongs is also crucial as the last 11 winners of the race have won over the maximum sprint distance.
Also discounting horses aged over six years old can be a wise play, they have a record of one win from the last 105 horses to have gone to post.