2023 Stewards Cup Betting Odds at Goodwood racecourse

Saturday, 05 August 2023

It’s definitely worth looking at the each-way terms when it comes to the 2023 Stewards’ Cup, with a big field anticipated for this encounter at Glorious Goodwood. Orazio runs for Charles Hills and the four-year-old has been respected by the layers, with Saint Lawrence having won last time out and the five-year-old has a chance.

The field will become clearer as we get closer to the start of the race, with this being a Class 2 encounter where the winning connections will scoop over £100,000. Apollo One is an interesting contender who has been runner-up on two consecutive occasions, with Albasheer also expected to make the final cut.

2023 Stewards’ Cup Tips

The Stewards’ Cup takes place on Saturday 5 August, with twenty-eight runners competing for a nice prize and it all comes down to a fast start and plenty of speed. Orazio might have finished sixth last time out, although the horse had previously recorded consecutive wins and the four-year-old has been afforded some respect by the bookies.

Saint Lawrence was able to oblige with a victory last time out and Archie Watson will hope that his horse can now land a win at Glorious Goodwood, with the horse surprising a lot of people when claiming the spoils in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot. Hollie Doyle gave the runner a tremendous ride over six furlongs in that clash.

Apollo One was second to Saint Lawrence in that Ascot encounter and there could be more to come from a runner who finished second in the Tokyo Trophy Handicap over six furlongs at Epsom Racecourse. The horse has been prominent in his past three horse races and the runner was able to finish third in the Howden Handicap.

Albasheer could end up being a popular each-way betting selection, with Archie Watson training a horse who finished seventh in the Scurry Handicap at the Curragh towards the end of July, with Batal Dubai running for Harry & Roger Charlton and the latest victory came in the all-weather at Newcastle Racecourse with the three-year-old promising more.

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.