2023 Festival Stakes Betting Odds at Goodwood racecourse

Saturday, 27 May 2023

The going is set to be good at Goodwood Racecourse for this one mile and two furlong encounter, with this race set to take place at 1.30pm on Saturday 27 May. Mujtaba runs for trainer William Haggas and the five-year-old was impressive on his previous showing, with the horse having twice been in the winners’ enclosure last season.

Francesco Clemente enjoyed a flawless record as a three-year-old, with John & Thady Gosden having a runner that will aim to continue a 100% record, while Phantom Flight is another leading contender and there could be a stern challenge from Godolphin charge King Of Conquest who has won on his previous three outings.

2023 Goodwood Festival Stakes Tips

Mujtaba was recently seen running well at Chester Racecourse, with the five-year-old lining up for trainer William Haggas in the Festival Stakes at Goodwood. The horse ran well in the Huxley Stakes over one mile, two and a half furlongs, with the horse only beaten by a neck against favourite Point Lonsdale, with that setting the horse up well for this outing.

Mujtaba was previously a strong performer at Newbury racecourse, with the horse able to win by seven lengths on 22 October, with Francesco Clemente trading at a similar price. The John & Thady Gosden-trained runner has bagged three consecutive wins and the latest of these came at Newmarket in late July.

Robert Havlin rode the odds-on favourite to an easy success in the ForexVox Handicap, with the runner previously landing a win in a Novice Stakes race at Sandown, although the horse will have a much bigger test here. Phantom Flight was last seen finishing third out of seven runners on the all-weather at Kempton and could run strongly here.

King Of Conquest is an interesting runner and the Charlie Appleby-trained horse has secured three successive wins coming into this encounter. The Godolphin runner was the winner of the Howden Suffolk Stakes over one mile and one furlong. The victory by a head came after a win in the Anchorman Cup in Bahrain and this looks like a good each-way shout.