On paper, the Goodwood Cup (3200m) looks a race in two and that’s reflected in the Sportsbet.com.au market for the feature race, to be run and won on Tuesday night.
Champion stayer Stradivarius is looking to win his third successive Goodwood Cup and is the firm favourite at $1.61, in from $1.65, but the support has come for the 2018 Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter, who is into $3.75 from $4.50, with some thinking the 3200m will suit Cross Counter much better compared to the 4000m of the Ascot Gold Cup during Royal Ascot.
That pair stifle betting, with the next best being Dee Ex Bee at $7, out from $6. They are the lone runners at single figures. You have to go to $21 to find the next best, which is Southern France, who has firmed in from $26.