2021 Lennox Stakes Betting Odds at Goodwood racecourse

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Glorious Goodwood is just around the corner and the Lennox Stakes is one of the highlight races on Day One of the prestigious meeting, with this Group 2 encounter attracting some star names who will be looking to secure their share of the pot.

The Lennox Stakes is open to horses aged three and over, with the encounter taking place over seven furlongs and it’s a fairly recent race at the Goodwood festival, having been founded in 2000 when Observatory won.

In three of the past four renewals, we have seen a four-year-old win the race, with Hey Gaman looking to continue that trend and the horse is among the favourites to win the 2019 Lennox Stakes.

The James Tate-trained charge has had a wonderful season leading up to Glorious Goodwood, with the four-year-old having won the Prix du Palais-Royal at the end of May before heading to The Curragh.

Despite being sent off as the 7/4 favourite in the Paddy Power Minstrel Stakes, Hey Gaman was narrowly touched off by 2/1 shot Romanised although he’ll be back to line up in the Lennox Stakes and is likely to be a warm order.

The horse likely to go off favourite for this race is Advertise, with the Martyn Meade-trained charge having won the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, despite his price drifting before the off.

Not many runners with Frankie Dettori on board get backed as big as 8/1 for a victory at Royal Ascot, although the horse showed a quick turn of foot over six furlongs despite the going being officially good to soft.

With some warm weather in the UK recently, we can be sure that the ground is likely to be a lot firmer for the Lennox Stakes and it’s worth noting that Advertise was beaten by Ten Sovereigns in his last outing, with the latter claiming victory in the Darley July Cup Stakes.

However, a second-placed finish for the three-year-old was certainly no disgrace and the longer trip could suit this time around.

It appears as though trainer Roger Varian is going to tilt Cape Byron at this race, with the horse having disappointed massively in the July Cup despite being sent off as one of the favourites.

Having previously won the Wokingham Cup at Royal Ascot, the outcome was a head-scratcher for Varian although he’s prepared to forgive his horse for one bad run and a seven furlong trip at Glorious Goodwood might be more to his liking.

Varian said: “He was fine after the race, although we were a bit disappointed at the time. I watched it back a couple of times, and he didn’t appear very comfortable on the track on that ground with the undulations.

“He won on good-to-soft ground in the Victoria Cup, and it was drying back to good ground when he won the Wokingham, but at Newmarket they were breaking track records all week.

“I think he has the talent to run better than he did, and I don’t think he handled the track. He has run well at Goodwood before, (so) the Lennox might be an option – we will just see how he is.”