2022 Stewards Cup Betting Odds at Goodwood racecourse

Saturday, 30 July 2022

The Glorious Goodwood Festival features the Stewards’ Cup and this is another race at the meeting which features antepost horse racing prices, with this being an exciting contest over six furlongs which tends to take place during late July or early August.

This race is open to horses aged three or older, with this being a handicap horse race where the betting market is generally wide open. It’s often a Goodwood race which is great from an each-way betting point-of-view, with the majority of the runners trading at double figure odds.

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.