2022 Stewards Cup Betting Odds at Goodwood racecourse

Saturday, 30 July 2022

The interesting thing about the 2022 Coral Stewards’ Cup at the Glorious Goodwood meeting is that the majority of leading contenders have not been in the winners’ enclosure this season. Therefore, it could be worth going down the each-way route when it comes to wagering on this race.

There are a mixture of four, five and six-year-olds who are near the top of the betting market, with the race sponsor likely to be among the horse racing betting sites who are offering extra places to customers. There could also be some price boosts about the horses you want to back.

2022 Stewards’ Cup Tips

Popmaster has landed a second-placed finish in his past two horse races, with the four-year-old having finished runner-up in the recent Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot. On that occasion, the runner was sent off at betting odds of 28/1 although you’re unlikely to get a price anywhere near so big for this race.

Ed Walker might rate this horse as his best chance of a winner, although Great Ambassador is a year older than his stablemate and perhaps he can rediscover some of the form that was enjoyed last season and that includes a second-placed finish in the Ayr Gold Cup back in September.

There were some obvious concerns by virtue of the fact that the horse failed to perform in the recent Platinum Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, although there was a win in the Garrowby Stakes at York Racecourse, with the horse having finished third in the Stewards’ Cup last year and this could be another each-way contender.

Chil Chil is a more experienced campaigner who hasn’t yet run this season, with the Andrew Balding-trained runner producing a very tidy performance when finishing third in the Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes. That was achieved at betting odds of 22/1 and this could be a horse where each-way punters might benefit.

Who Are the Favourites to Win 2021 Stewards’ Cup?

The 2021 renewal of the Stewards’ Cup promises to be a wide-open affair, with Boomshalaa the three-year-old who is the current market leader and Roger Varian has already led the horse to a couple of impressive successes this season.

There was an April success on the all-weather track at Kempton before another win at Windsor which earned the horse a shot at the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes where the runner finished second.

Trainer James Ferguson has another of the Goodwood betting favourites, with First Folio having recently won a handicap race at York, with the three-year-old’s rating on the increase and it looks as though the horse will be off a favourable mark this time around.

Fresh and Commanche Falls are other interesting runners and the four-year-olds are trading around the 10/1 mark at the moment, with the former having finished second to Rohaan in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot and perhaps he is the preference for this clash.

The History of the Goodwood Stewards’ Cup

The first running of the Stewards’ Cup took place in 1840, with a number of horses having landed two successes in this race although this encounter is often a stepping stone for bigger encounters, so the winners tend to be young horses that might go on to race in other renewals.

The first double winner was Marvel who won the 1890 Stewards’ Cup before obliging two years later, while Golden Rod was also able to claim a success in 1910 and then get another victory in 1912, while Lord Annandale scooped the wins in 1913 and 1914.

Sugar Palm scored consecutive wins in 1942 and 1943, with Sky Diver having been the latest multiple winner when obliging in 1967 and 1968. It’s interesting to note that some of the latest victors in this race have been trading at big prices including Summerghand at 22/1.