The Goodwood is the feature sprint during the Adelaide Autumn Carnival and we have expert tips, form and odds available.
A field of 16 will line up and the classy thoroughbreds are coming from all around Australia.
It all goes down at Morphettville this Saturday and it’s going to be a classic race.
2019 The Goodwood final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for The Goodwood 2019
Spright @ $3.60 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Jamaican Rain @ $9.50 Bet Now
Behemoth @ $20 Bet Now
The Goodwood Form Guide & Tips
Booker ($9) Bet Now
Classy mare when she’s on her game. That wasn’t last start when running ninth at Group 1 level at Flemington but she scored nicely prior to that.
Owning a Group 1 win at Caulfield is always going to be good form but she has drawn deep in barrier 15 and that makes it tough.
Consider at the odds.
Spright (Best Bet – $3.60) Bet Now
We’re not thrilled with the odds on offer but she was impressive when winning from the back last time out.
She didn’t look a chance but sprouted wings late to score at Group 1 level and drawing wide won’t be issue as she gets back regardless.
The pace will need to be on but she’s the best-prepared runner in this field.
Despatch ($13) Bet Now
Rattled off three consecutive wins this preparation and that form is tough to look past. Yet to run at this level however, so it will take some effort.
$13 is a nice price for a winner of six from 10 starts and we wouldn’t be surprised if he went to the next level.
Hard Empire ($51) Bet Now
Didn’t quite show enough last start at Group 3 level and it’s tough to see him improving enough to win here.
Nice win prior on this track but bookmakers have his odds at $51 and we’re not surprised given his lack of top-level form.
Casino Wizard ($61) Bet Now
Hasn’t won for awhile now and it’s tough to see that change in this. Fourth in a much lower-graded race last start and we can’t see him taking this out.
He’s an eight-year-old who has won 16 starts but his last win came in October last year and he would need a massive turn around in form.
Steel Frost ($31) Bet Now
Could attract some interest at odds but he didn’t finish close enough at Warrnambool last start to warrant attention.
He would have needed to win that race to be a chance here and although he’s weighted nicely at 55.5kg, he should be struggling to keep up in this.
Valour Road ($9.50) Bet Now
Nicely backed throughout the week after winning both starts this preparation. He’s only a three-year-old but he scored a Group 2 win last start and that form could hold up well.
He’s a winner of four from eight and makes the big rise in class for this, but he’s progressive and could add some each-way value to selections.
Can’t be left out here.
Cool Passion ($6) Bet Now
Ran only 1.3 lengths behind Spright last time out and that appears to be the best form guide for this.
The Tony McEvoy-trained mare is an 11-time winner but she’s yet to have that statement win. It could come here if she puts her best foot forward.
Her form earlier this season included some close finishes at the top level and we wouldn’t leave her out.
Malibu Style ($21) Bet Now
Better run than expected last start at Warrnambool and he could enjoy a change in scenery. The Neville Parnham-trained gelding had been running nice races in Melbourne and that form could stack up.
Dropping to 54.5kg is ideal and if there’s going to be a big upset, it could come from Malibu Style.
Iconoclasm ($7.50) Bet Now
Looked good when winning at Caulfield last start and he has always threatened to win a lower-level Group 1 like this.
The Danny O’Brien-trained runner is a past winner second up and although having his first start on this track, he should enjoy the conditions.
Drawing wide shouldn’t worry him and having Craig Williams in the saddle helps.
I Am Someone ($13) Bet Now
Turned around some moderate form to win at Warrnambool last start and the improved conditions won’t be an issue.
The four-year-old has always shown good potential to win at this level and although it would be an upset, we wouldn’t be ruling it out at the odds.
$13 is worth taking.
Inn Keeper ($18) Bet Now
Yet to show his best form in two starts this campaign and we’re not he’s up to this.
He does own a placing from one attempt at Morphettville but he looked a better horse last season and hasn’t quite come back the same.
Zalmona ($61) Bet Now
At long odds and although he has looked good placing at his last two starts, that came in lower-graded races and the opposition should be too rich for him here.
Prepared to leave out of calculations.
Jamaican Rain (Best Each Way – $9.50) Bet Now
Didn’t enjoy running the other way around at Rosehill last start and she’s much better going left handed.
The six-year-old is a winner of seven from 14 starts and she has been given a nice trial to prepare for this run.
She’s over the odds and is worth including. Expecting her odds to shorten.
Gytrash ($20) Bet Now
Doesn’t know how to run a bad race but doesn’t know what it’s like to race in this grade either.
53kg on the back will help but we’d look for him to race in something against his own age.
Behemoth (Best Roughie – $20) Bet Now
He’s a big type which was impressive when running second fresh up this campaign. Not as good last start but he drops right down in weight.
Getting the inside draw is ideal for this three-year-old and there’s many more good performances to come from him.