The Goodwood is a 1200 metre race run under set weights with penalties conditions. It is held at Morphettville by the South Australian Jockey Club during late April or May each year.
- Race Type: Group 1, Open Set Weights plus Penalties
- Distance: 1,200 metres
- Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, South Australia
- Date: Saturday 21 May 2016
The Goodwood was first run in 1881 as a principal race over 6 furlongs and was won by a horse with the unusual name of D.O.D. under handicap conditions. The distance converted to 1200 metres in 1973 when metric distances were introduced. It became a Group 1 race in 1980 and in 2007 it was changed from a handicap race to set weights with penalties. In the past it has been known as the Goodwood Handicap and the SAJC Marlboro Plate.
Lead-up races at Morphettville are the DC McKay Stakes (also known as the SAJC Honda Stakes) over 1100 metres, the RN Irwin Stakes over 1100 metres and the Yallambee Classic for three-year-olds over 1200 metres. The Goodwood is the major sprint race of the Adelaide Carnival and always attract a good field of competitive sprinters including horses from Melbourne and Sydney.
Winners at double figure odds have saluted quite often in the Goodwood and lightweights have had a good record too. In 1994 Ambala won at 60 to 1 and in 1995 Centisle won at 40-1. The move from handicap conditions to set weights and penalties should favour the better performed entrants, but in 2007 when the change was introduced the winner Let Go Thommo started at 30 to 1.
The Goodwood Final Field & Odds 2016
See below for the early betting markets on this years race.‘Odds not currently available’
The Goodwood Preview & Tips 2016
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There were 20 acceptances for the $500,000 Darley Goodwood, but Griante was scratched early after pulling up sore after trackwork, so 19 runners remain. The early favourite is Black Heart Bart who ran 4th in this race last year after starting favourite. He has drawn well and is in great form. Second favourite is Supido who has won his last 6 starts, but none were at Group level. Third in the market is Under The Louvre who ran 3rd in this race last year, loves this distance and goes well second-up.
Sheidel has won 12 of her 19 starts and was a close 2nd in the UBET Classic here 2 weeks ago. Admiral was 2nd when resuming and is unbeaten second-up. Super One has won 5 of his 7 starts and won the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes in good style first-up. Sooboog flew home from well back for 2nd in the G2 UBET Stakes last outing. Flamberge won this race at long odds last year starting from barrier 16 and has drawn very wide again but has won 2 Group 1 races from 3 starts this campaign. All other runners are currently 15 to 1 or longer, including Faatinah who has won his last 2 races over this course and distance, and Daytona Grey who has had 3 good runs on this track since resuming.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 Flamberge||3 Black Heart Bart||3 Black Heart Bart|
|11 Under The Louvre||15 Supido||12 Admiral|
|3 Black Heart Bart||2 The Quaterback||15 Supido|
|12 Admiral||1 Flamberge||11 Under The Louvre|
Previous winners of the Goodwood :
Notable winners include Bomber Bill (2003), Euclase (1992), Tango Miss (1972), Matrice (1956), Royal Gem (1946) and Aurie’s Star (1940). Bomber Bill had Group wins in four states and Royal Gem won a Caulfield Cup.
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Under The Louvre||Supido|
|2015||Flamberge||Lord Of The Sky||Under The Louvre|
|2012||Black Caviar||We’re Gonna Rock||Stirling Grove|
|2011||Lone Rock||Crystal Lily||Pinwheel|
|2010||Velocitea (NZ)||Catapulted||Very Discreet|
|2009||Takeover Target||I Am Invincible||Commanding Hope|
|2008||Shadoways||Cargo Cult||Diplomatic Force|
|2007||Let Go Thommo||Tesbury Jack||Royal Ida|
|2005||Glamour Puss (NZ)||Solar Antiquity||Shablec|
|2004||Super Elegant||Recurring (NZ)||Danabaa|
|2002||Zip Zip Aray||Libidinious||The Big Chill (NZ)|
|2000||Marstic||Czar Hero (NZ)||Strident|