Draw Bias & Pace Analysis
For races over 7 furlong and longer the analysis indicates that the course is pretty fair to all types of runners, if maybe being a bit favourable to hold up horses. It is said that because the 12 furlong course starts with a steep uphill section horses that rush to the front to lead at the beginning can’t win, however the stats don’t really bear this out.
In terms of the individual distances, shown below is how Goodwood ranks:
5 Furlongs – 31st out of 31 courses
6 Furlongs – 20th out of 27 courses
7 Furlongs – 19th out of 22 courses
8 Furlongs – 15th out of 25 courses
“Goodwood’s stewards are surely among the busiest in Britain, as it’s tricky to ride and it’s easy to run into traffic problems, especially on the round course. The bottom turn claims its share of victims, because the ground there runs away from you, while the bend into the home straight is very sharp. You get congestion on the dogleg, too, as normally a fair few are still in contention at that point”.
Trainers & Jockeys
|Sir Michael Stoute||23.1|
|Silvestre De Sousa||17.4|