The Goodwood 2018

Saturday May 19, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: Mares often back-up in The Goodwood off the Robert Sangster Stakes

First contested in 1881, The Goodwood is a Group 1 race held in May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival for sprinters. Contested at Morphettville Racecourse the event is contested over 1200m and offers a total of a lucrative $1 million in prize money.

Formerly a handicap event known as The Goodwood Handicap, the race is now run at set weights plus penalties and the most recent sponsorship sees the race known as the Darley Goodwood.

It takes place a week after the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2400m) and a fortnight after the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) for fillies and mares, which is a traditional lead-up into The Goodwood for female sprinters. Recent winners of the Robert Sangster Stakes – The Goodwood double include Black Caviar (2012) and Platelet (2013).

The next edition of The Goodwood runs on Saturday May 19, 2018 .

The Goodwood Race Info

  • Date: 2018
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1881

The Goodwood Betting

The Goodwood betting odds are usually led by the season’s top performing sprinters, especially in-form mares that ran well in the Robert Sangster Stakes last start.

Proven form in Adelaide is good, but not crucial with plenty of runners coming out of interstate runs like the TJ Smith Stakes in Sydney or Melbourne’s Newmarket Handicap that autumn.

Favourites in The Goodwood odds only have a fair recent record, so looking for value in markets is key. The only favourites to salute since Keeper (2001) are Takeover Target (2009), superstar Black Caviar (2012) and Black Heart Bart (2016).

2018 The Goodwood Odds

The latest The Goodwood 2018 betting odds are available right here across the autumn so check back for the updated prices on your favourites to win this season’s The Goodwood in Adelaide.

The Goodwood Field

The Goodwood race field is made up of classy local and interstate sprinters, many gearing up for similar features in Queensland during the following Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Horses trained outside of South Australia have a strong recent record in the race, and gallopers come off a variety of different lead-ups from right around Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Fillies and mares traditionally come out of the Robert Sangster Stakes at the same track and distance a fortnight early, which produced three of the six The Goodwood winners from 2010 – 2016.

Nominations for The Goodwood are taken on the Tuesday of the week prior to the race, while the final The Goodwood field of acceptors is out the Tuesday of race week.

The Goodwood betting odds at

Undefeated mare Black Caviar (2012) is the most famous The Goodwood winner. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

2018 The Goodwood Field

The official The Goodwood 2018 race field and barriers are set for release on the Tuesday of race week and will be published below showing the top sprinters engaged to face off in the $1 million autumn sprint showdown.

The 2018 The Goodwood Final Field features the full 20 sprinters with last year’s winner Vega Magic heading the markets despite a wide barrier 14 draw and 59kg top weight for the title defence first-up.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x1x11257x VEGA MAGIC David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 14 59kg 114
2 5x341x6x03 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 9 58.5kg 106
3 06x13x1402 THRONUM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tim Clark 5 57kg 106
4 x5114x1932 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 19 56.5kg 111
5 212x2411x2 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 11 56.5kg 110
6 0x257x145x VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 1 56.5kg 108
7 3613413015 FERRANDO (NZ) Graeme Rogerson Stephen Baster 2 56kg 97
8 80x188x1x0 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Jamie Kah 7 55.5kg 108
9 8×61321212 STELLAR COLLISION Darren Weir Luke Currie 17 55.5kg 103
10 1x115x4383 VIRIDINE James Cummings Regan Bayliss 20 55.5kg 100
11 111613×641 STEEL FROST Will Clarken Todd Pannell 8 55.5kg 97
12 292117×898 LOPE DE CAPIO Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 15 55.5kg 95
13 x4408x4205 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 4 54.5kg 108
14 31×3272161 HANDSOME THIEF (IRE) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 12 54.5kg 96
15 1419×92158 OVERSHARE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 16 54.5kg 86
16 x111027512 EXALTED ADAM Grant Young Clare Lindop 13 54.5kg 78
17 974628×851 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Chris Parnham 3 53.5kg 94
18 449729×378 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Ben Thompson 6 52.5kg 106
19 672171×123 MICA LIL Mark Minervini Damien Thornton 10 52.5kg 82
20 1333×10276 NIPPERKIN Barry Brook Krystal Bishop 18 52.5kg 78

The Goodwood Betting Tips

There is plenty of value to be found doing The Goodwood tips as upsets in Adelaide’s premier sprint race are not uncommon.

Fillies and mares have a strong recent record in the race winning all four editions from 2010 – 2013, so looking for the best out of the Robert Sangster Stakes two weeks earlier is a good The Goodwood betting tip.

Wide barriers aren’t a hindrance as Flamberge saluted in 2015 from 16 of 17, so instead look for Group 1 performed horses at the 1200m distance. The other top The Goodwood tip is to lay the favourite based on their poor recent record in the classic.

2018 The Goodwood Tips

The Ladbrokes’ insider The Goodwood 2018 betting tips and Morphettville race selections on the May classic will be detailed right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top sprinters to back for a win in the Group 1.

  • 1st: #5 VIDDORA ($7.50)
  • 2nd: #9 STELLAR COLLISON ($26)
  • 3rd: #1 VEGA MAGIC ($3)

The Goodwood Form Guide

The Goodwood race form guide revels to punters all the relevant information they need to place a successful bet on the race like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of all the runners in the field.

Interstate raiders have a strong record in the race, so looking at in-form horses from stables outside of Adelaide on The Goodwood form can be a good idea. The most successful The Goodwood barriers in recent history are gates seven and eight, so look for these on the form, but don’t rule out widely drawn runners as outside barriers have produced a number of winners in the past decade.

The Goodwood Form Facts

  • Plenty of roughies have scored recent upsets in The Goodwood results so look for value in the markets
  • The Robert Sangster Stakes has produced a number of recent female sprinters to win The Goodwood
  • Interstate visitors have a strong record winning The Goodwood

2018 The Goodwood Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Goodwood 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Goodwood Race Results

Upset The Goodwood results are common in the past 10 years or so with six double-figure winners from 2006 – 2017. The longest priced upsets in recent times include Flamberge ($21 in 2015), Smokin’ Joey ($41 in 2014) and Lone Rock ($31 in 2011).

The most notable The Goodwood winners in the past 20 years include Black Heart Bart (2016), Black Caviar (2012), Takeover Target (2009) and Keeper (2001).

2018 The Goodwood Results

The full The Goodwood 2018 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 19, 2018 .

Winners of The Goodwood

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Santa Ana Lane Missrock I’ll Have A Bit 1:09.8
2017 Vega Magic Missrock Casino Wizard 1:09.3
2016 Black Heart Bart Under The Louvre Supido 1:10.0
2015 Flamberge Lord Of The Sky Under The Louvre 1:09.3
2014 Smokin’ Joey Platelet Riziz 1:11.6
2013 Platelet Conservatorium Altar 1:09.6
2012 Black Caviar We’re Gonna Rock Stirling Grove 1:10.3
2011 Lone Rock Crystal Lily Pinwheel 1:09.0
2010 Velocitea Catapulted Very Discreet 1:09.0
2009 Takeover Target I Am Invincible Commanding Hope 1:10.7
2008 Shadoways Cargo Cult Diplomatic Force 1:09.3
2007 Let Go Thommo Tesbury Jack Royal Ida 1:09.3
2006 Perfectly Ready Sassbee Squillani 1:10.7
2005 Glamour Puss Solar Antiquity Shablec 1:09.1
2004 Super Elegant Recurring Danabaa 1:09.2
2003 Bomber Bill Squillani Debrief 1:09.4
2002 Zip Zip Aray Libidinious The Big Chill 1:11.1
2001 Keeper Sudurka Ateaters 1:10.4
2000 Marstic Czar Hero Strident 1:13.9