Qatar Goodwood Festival 2019
|Tuesday 30th July - Saturday 3rd August|
No fewer than 14 of the 20 horses going forward in the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes, the mile highlight of the second day on Wednesday, July 31, have already finished first or second at G1 level, including eight individual G1 winners.
Three-year-old fillies have won the four most recent renewals of the £600,000 G1 Qatar Nassau Stakes, run over just shy of 10 furlongs, and the Classic crop are set to launch another formidable challenge in the feature race on Ladies' Day, Thursday, August 1, which has 27 acceptors.
The £300,000 King George Qatar Stakes (21 remaining entries) is run over five furlongs and has been won in explosive style by Battaash (Charlie Hills) for the past two years.
The highlight of the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Saturday, August 3, is the £250,000 Unibet Stewards' Cup, the historic six-furlong handicap.
Oh This Is Us (Richard Hannon ) and Cardsharp (Mark Johnston), both rated 110, top the weights on 9st 10lb for the £150,000 Unibet Golden Mile.
Enbihaar (John Gosden) and Dramatic Queen (William Haggas) headline 17 acceptors for the G2 £300,000 Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes over a mile and six furlongs, on Saturday, August 3.
Unibet rates outstanding stayer Stradivarius a 5/6 chance to emulate record-breaking Double Trigger by gaining a third victory in the two-mile £500,000 G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup on Tuesday, July 30, following his wins in the 2017 & 2018 renewals.
The £300,000 Qatar Lennox Stakes takes place over seven furlongs on the opening day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival and has attracted 40 remaining entries, including the two most recent previous winners in Breton Rock and Sir Dancealot .
The Godolphin-owned Cross Counter won the Group Three one mile and four furlong Qatar Gordon Stakes in impressive fashion and a track record time.
Ryan Moore recorded his third victory of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival following the success of the well-supported Land Force in the £200,000 G2 Qatar Richmond Stakes over six furlongs.
Rumble Inthejungle was a decisive winner of the Markel Insurance Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood.
The seven-furlong G2 Qatar Lennox Stakes saw Sir Dancealot, the 5/1 joint favourite, take the spoils, after a four-way photo-finish with Suedois, a 7/1 chance called second, last year's winner Breton Rock (20/1) placed third, and Donjuan Triumphant fourth.
The well-supported 10/3 favourite Dark Vision earned quotes of between 14/1 and 20/1 for next year's QIPCO 2000 Guineas following his impressive display in the seven-furlong G2 Qatar Vintage Stakes.
Three to Back in the Big Races at Glorious Goodwood 25/07/18
It's always the big money races that attract the most attention. Let’s take a look at three of the showcase events for this year and see where you might want to place your pound.