One of the most popular tracks in the country, Goodwood hosts numerous top-class races during the summer. The summer fixture, known as Glorious Goodwood, features five days of top-class action including the Group 1 Sussex Stakes amongst a clutch of pattern races and top-quality handicaps. The track is undulating and favours horses that race close to the pace, particularly on the round course as the field are racing around a gradual bend for much of the contest.
Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PS. Official Website: http://www.goodwood.co.uk/
The Effect of the Draw
High numbers are best on the round course, especially over 7f and 1m, when the ground is fast. But when it rides very soft, jockeys tend to come over to the stand rail. A high draw has been essential in the Stewards' Cup in past years, but often it also depends a lot on where the pace comes from.