As we’re fast approaching another edition of Goodwood Festival, it’s worth contemplating which races are worth keeping tabs on and which horses are worth considering in your own horse racing tips. Goodwood Festival is often titled Glorious Goodwood, and it has its reasons for being given such a favourable title, as so many fans of the sport love seeing the action unfold every year.
Getting more engrossed in betting on horse racing is easily done as there’s so many elements to it and it can be massively enjoyable when done responsibly. Working out your own Goodwood Tips is obviously something that is tempting to both the novice and the more experienced punter. Fortunately, sites like The Winners Enclosure provide their own Goodwood tips, previews and build-up for those with less confidence to do it themselves.
For those who can’t contain their excitement over Glorious Goodwood getting underway, we’re taking an early look at some of the things we’re expecting to see in this year’s edition:
Big odds winners
Day one of Goodwood Festival 2017 had more winners with big prices than winners who were seen as favourites. The opening race started with Fabricate winning at 20/1, then followed by Expert Eye winning at 7/4, before seeing much larger winners in Breton Rock at 50/1, Stradivarius at 6/1, Thechildren’Strust at 100/1 and El Astronaute at 33/1.
Punters find it far more difficult to pick out a reliable selection with there being so many outside winners but it’s definitely a good time to bet for less experienced punters who like to back the less likely nags to win. The larger odds winners ended up running dry after day one of Goodwood 2017, so it’s expected that backing these hefty outsiders isn’t the best way to go throughout every race.
Expected Goodwood winners on the final day
It’s more than fair to say that the last edition of Glorious Goodwood got off to an unpredictable start but it’s certainly not worth scrapping your own Goodwood tips just yet. As the festival rolled on to its later stages, we saw far more of the battles between the few favourites in each race, leading to some more predictable winners coming out on top.
The fourth and final day of Glorious Goodwood had plenty of bets surrounding the likely winners, with three of five winners being raced by jockey Ryan Moore, making for some more stability in horse racing betting. Odds for final day winners consisted of odds ranging from between 9/4 and 6/1. As that was the case last time around, some of the more superstitious horse racing punters could be tempted into backing more favourites towards the end of the festival.