Goodwood Gets the Weekend Started


Goodwood will help usher in the new month with a seven-race card, on a breezy Friday afternoon. (Photo credit: Goodwood Racecourse).

It is practically flat season in the UK and as fans we are relishing the change. A super interesting jump season is coming to a close and it has been exciting, but the flat season, coupled with the upcoming Royal Ascot should have apps for horse racing betting more active than ever and bubbling with action. It will be a bright and breezy Friday at Goodwood, as the the weekend closes in on us. April now in its final stretch, the races keep coming thick and fast.

Goodwood will help usher in the new month with a seven-race card, on a breezy Friday afternoon. The track is expected to be watered after an irrigation failure set back the watering schedule.

Veuve Cliquot Kicks Off Day

The early afternoon kick off gets rolling with the VEUVE CLIQUOT HANDICAP STAKES, a quick Class 3 run of six feet, for £12,000. The horses will be aged four years old and above, and rated 71-90. 16 horses will be at the starting grid. Closely following the Veuve CLIQUOT, at half past the hour, will be the SOUTH DOWNS EBF RESTRICTED NOVICE STAKES, for horses in Bands B, C, and D. A GBB race for Class 4 horses, the purse for this one will be £8,000, with a distance of five feet to be overcome. The horses will be two years old.

Two races will come up next within the hour of 2 PM, starting with the BRITISH STALLIKN STUDS EBF CONDITIONS STAKES, a Plus 10 race for horses aged three years old. The race is Class 2 and will command a purse of £25,000. The distance be a mile, albeit an exhilarating one. Eight horses are lining up for this one, with a foreigner in the mix, Kingofthemidlands, from France. The biggest hit of the day will be the second of two races of the hour, and the only Class 1 run of the day.

British Stallion Studs the Marquee Race of Day

THE BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF DAISY WARWICK FILLIES’ STAKES, will be the marquee race of the day, commanding a pot of £40,000 and also the longest distance of the day at one mile, three feet, and two hundred and eighteen yards. Also a listed race, this one promises to be all out action and lasting longer than all the races so far.

It will be the last of two starts at 2 PM as the GUSBOURNE HANDICAP STAKES makes an entrance at 3 PM. Horses in this one will be three years old and rated 71-90. Gunning for a distance of five feet, the horses will challenge for a pot of £12,000 in this Class 3 fast one.

Another race follows up just before the end of the hour, with the WHISPERING ANGEL HANDICAP STAKES. The Class 4 race will be run for a mile, by three-year-olds, rated 66-85. The prize money for this one will be £10,200. The last race of the day is another Class 4 run, the LEVIN DOWN HANDICAP STAKES, with a distance of one mile and six feet to be conquered for £10,200. The horses will be four years old and above, rated 66-85.


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9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
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