Goodwood Cup Betting Odds Comparison - Goodwood

27/07/2021 15:35:00

The Glorious Goodwood Festival is packed with big races and that includes the 2021 Goodwood Cup Stakes, with a maximum of sixteen runners competing in an encounter over two miles on 27 July 2021, with this being a Group 1 clash which forms part of the British Champions Series.

The horse racing betting sites have already priced up the Goodwood Cup and you can check out the different bookmakers and work out the biggest odds about the runners who are expected to make the final cut. There are a couple of familiar names near the head of the betting.

Subjectivist Heads the Betting Market for Goodwood Cup

Mark Johnston has trained plenty of winners at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood, with the Scot now looking to oblige in the 2021 Goodwood Cup with Subjectivist and the four-year-old has barely put a foot wrong this year after two impressive runs during the flat season.

Joe Fanning rode the horse to glory in the Ascot Gold Cup where the runner was sent off at 13/2 and it was a big shock to see Subjectivist defeat Stradivarius, with the five-length victory causing shock waves during the royal meeting and this came after a win in the Dubai Gold Cup.

Can Stradivarius Bounce Back to Win Goodwood Cup?

All good things must come to an end and that was the case with Stradivarius in the Ascot Gold Cup, although the John Gosden-trained charge might not be done with winning Group 1 contests this season and the bookies are certainly keeping the horse onside when it comes to this race.

The seven-year-old won the Longines Sagaro Stakes on 28 April, while many think that Frankie Dettori didn’t give the horse the perfect ride in the Gold Cup and we need to bear in mind that the runner has won the previous four renewals which means he could be about to make history in this race.

Who Are the Other Leading Contenders for 2021 Goodwood Cup?

Spanish Mission is a horse that has to represent strong each-way betting value, with the Andrew Balding-trained charge finishing third in that epic Ascot Gold Cup race and he was previously able to win the Yorkshire Cup Stakes by beating Santiago into second place.

Baron Samedi is an interesting runner with a string of victories to his name, with the four-year-old having two wins on the board and the Joseph O’Brien-trained horse has recently claimed a win in the Belmont Gold Cup Stakes, with the horse riding to prominence at Navan.


The Goodwood Cup at the Glorious Festival is always a fantastic spectacle and the 2019 renewal promises to be something special. This race will take place on Day Three of the meeting, with the Goodwood Cup traditionally being run on the Thursday of the Festival and this is a two-mile encounter which is a stamina-sapping test of endurance.

The Goodwood Cup is more of a specialist race because of the two-mile distance and there’s a horse entered for the 2019 race which is looking to land a consecutive hat-trick of victories in the race. Stradivarius is a wonder horse who will arrive at the track as a five-year-old, having previously won at the age of three and four.

John Gosden will feel super confident that his horse can go one better than Big Orange who landed the spoils in consecutive years between 2015 and 2016, with jockey Andrea Atzeni once again likely to be on board for what could be a historic victory.

This race forms part of the British Champions Series, with Stradivarius now unbeaten since 21 October 2017 and that spans seven races. The horse has landed nearly £2 million in prize money already and it’s possible that this could be the last appearance before the five-year-old is retired to stud because of his value.

There was plenty of excitement when Stradivarius lined up in the Gold Cup at the 2019 Royal Ascot meeting, with the horse trading as the even money favourite to win on Day Three of the Festival. At one stage, it appeared as though the jolly was struggling to find space and that extra gear, although he was able to dig out a victory under Frankie Dettori.

The horse has enjoyed one other victory during 2019, with Southern France beaten in the Yorkshire Cup Stakes by three-quarters of a length and the horse has established himself as the one to beat when it comes to longer distances.

That said, the Goodwood Cup is a notoriously competitive race and the bookmakers will be looking to get Stradivarius after the horse has previously cost them a lot of money over the past two years.

Cross Counter is not a horse to be taken lightly and you can back this runner at odds of 4/1 at the time of writing. Trainer Charlie Appleby scored an important victory with this charge when winning the Dubai Gold Cup at the end of March, while the four-year-old then finished fourth in the Ascot Gold Cup after a promising run and is regarded as the biggest danger to the champion.

The horse that was second in the 2019 Gold Cup is trading at a bigger price, with Dee Ex Bee narrowly close to toppling Stradivarius and connections will be hopeful of another big run at Glorious Goodwood.

The Mark Johnston-trained charge started the season by winning a Gold Cup Trial at Ascot before scoring again at Sandown in the Henry II Stakes, although his performance in the Ascot Gold Cup demonstrated his Group 1 class and there could be more improvement to come from this runner.

Southern France ran well in the Yorkshire Cup Stakes although that second place was the only runner-up appearance in four races during 2019. There was disappointment from trainer Aidan O’Brien after the horse could only manage sixth place out of eight horses in the Hardwicke Stakes.

It’s possible that a trip of one mile and four furlongs in that race was too sharp for the horse in question, with Ryan Moore likely to be back on board for this longer trip and perhaps he can run into the places.

O’Brien has lots of other chances in the race, with Constantinople, Norway and South Pacific all entered at this moment in time, although it’s Stradivarius who will capture the public’s attention.