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The Goodwood 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Goodwood headlines the last day of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 1200m at Morphettville
  • The 2021 edition will be run on Saturday, May 15
  • Preview and tips are included below
The Goodwood 2021 Tips
Gytrash heads the early betting for the 2021 Goodwood. (Getty)
 
The Goodwood is a set weights and penalties event run over the 1200m at Morphettville, and is generally considered to be the premier race contested in South Australia.

First run in 1881, famous past winners include Black Caviar and Takeover Target with this feature gaining Group One status back in 1980.

Gytrash returns on Saturday and in his third Goodwood attempt, heads the early betting at $3.40 with Neds.

The Goodwood 2021 Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1BehemothDavid JollyCraig Williams659kg$4.20
2GytrashGordon RichardsJason Collett458.5kg $3.40
3KemalpasaRichard & Chantelle JollyJake Toeroek557.5kg $9.50
4Dirty WorkMichael, Wayne & John HawkesJye McNeil157kg $13
5ViridineJames CummingsDamien Oliver956kg $20
6SavatoxlTony & Calvin McEvoyBarend Vorster256kg $19
7Pretty BrazenTony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie355.5kg $26
8Beau RossaWill ClarkenTodd Pannell855.5kg$9.50
9Instant CelebrityPhillip StokesJamie Kah1155kg $6
10Prophet's ThumbAnthony & Sam FreedmanDamian Lane755kg $21
11Dollar For DollarTony & Calvin McEvoy Jason Holder1054.5kg $41
                                                                                    
Odds courtesy of Neds & correct at 5.30pm on 12/05/2021.

The Goodwood 2021 Tips

The Goodwood 2021 Best Bet - Behemoth

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A hulking gelding by All Too Hard, Behemoth has been one of the great racing stories with the $6,000 yearling purchase now having accrued more than $2.5 million in prize money which includes back-to-back Group One victories in Melbourne last spring

It's taken a while for this big galloper to really mature although the ability has always been evident early days via a runner-up finish in The Goodwood at just start number seven, a major he was unlucky not to prevail in behind Despatch who had all the favours up front but now, he's a different proposition.

Another string added to Behemoth's bow of late has been a better early tactical advantage as he's been able to settle closer in recent runs and freshened-up off a very brave performance in the All-Star Mile, is certainly one of the leading contenders in the 2021 Goodwood.

The Goodwood 2021 Next Best Bet - Gytrash

This five-year-old has been the most consistent sprinter in the country for the best part of two years and his only career finish outside the top three was in the 2019 edition of this feature, but is clearly a much more accomplished performer now which last year proved.

His 2020 resume at the highest level was outstanding, winning the Lightning Stakes first-up before Group One placings in the William Reid Stakes and Newmarket Handicap, finishing his autumn campaign with a narrow defeat in the 2020 Goodwood as favourite, but bounced back strongly in the spring.

Defeating Nature Strip first-up before a third-placed finish in The Everest, Gytrash dispelled any queries there may have been past 1100m with a Sydney victory over 1300m before a spell and resuming over 1200m, is perhaps the knock off such a break (generally resumes over shorter trips).

The Goodwood 2021 Value Bet - Savatoxl

He was disappointing on resumption in the RN Irwin Stakes when well supported ($11.00 - $8.00) but just never got into a rhythm when trying to settle outside Kemalpasa and putting the foot down early second-up, bounced back in style with a big win in the McKay Stakes.

That is traditionally a key lead-up race to The Goodwood, having produced two of the last three winners of this Group One including Despatch, a galloper that despite winning a fortnight prior to his feature tilt, was sent out as a 25/1 chance but led throughout to record a winning hat-trick.

Tony & Calvin McEvoy also prepare Savatoxl who will roll along early from an inside draw and as he has proven now multiple times, including two Stakes wins at Morphettville, he can be very galloper to get past on a good speed if a break is pinched in the run home.

The Goodwood 2021 FAQs

When is the 2021 Goodwood?

The 2021 Goodwood is scheduled to run on Saturday, May 15 at 3.52pm local time.

It will run as Race 7 on the Morphettville meeting.

What distance is The Goodwood?

The Goodwood is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

How can I live stream The Goodwood?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream The Goodwood and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2020 Goodwood?

Trekking won the 2020 Goodwood.

What is The Goodwood worth?

The Goodwood is worth a total of $502,250.

$275,225 of that goes to the winner.

Where is The Goodwood held?

The Goodwood is held at the Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide.

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Verdict

The leading chances in The Goodwood are Behemoth and Gytrash, who can both be backed in the current market.

Savatoxl bolted in via a key lead-up and can give a big sight on the speed at a price.

Best Bet: Behemoth To Win @320.00 at Unibet - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Gytrash To Win @240.00 at Unibet - 4 Units
Value Bet: Savatoxl Each Way @1800.0 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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