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Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Key info and expert advice for Goodwood and Galway

The opening day of Glorious Goodwood starts at 1.50
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There are a million reasons to get excited as Goodwood and Galway come together today - and that's just for connections of Stradivarius.

The Gold Cup hero takes his next step on the path towards the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers' Million in the Qatar Goodwood Cup, the highlight of day one of Glorious Goodwood.

Galway has already started and attention switches to day two of the seven-day festival, where the main attraction is the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap.

There are also afternoon Flat meetings at Yarmouth and Beverley and evening jumps fixtures at Worcester and Perth.

Going report

Yarmouth (first race at 1.40)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick: 7.4 at 6.35am on Tuesday)

Goodwood (1.50)
Good (good to soft in places on the straight) (GoingStick: 6.7 at 2pm on Monday)

Beverley (2.05)
Good to soft, soft in places 

Galway (5.20)
Yielding (National Hunt) Soft (Flat)

Worcester (5.35)
Good (GoingStick: 6.5 at 6am on Tuesday)

Perth (5.45)
Good (GoingStick: 7.7 at 8am on Monday)

Market movers

Beverley 2.40
Diamond Runner 10-1 (from 14)

Yarmouth 2.50
Helioblu Bareliere 15-8f (from 2f)

Goodwood 5.15
Kalagia 8-1 (from 9)

What to back

Pricewise maestro Tom Segal flags up the best value bets for Goodwood and Galway, while Paul Kealy has five strong fancies for Goodwood and Alan Sweetman sizes up the Galway action (all members only). 

Maddy Playle serves up her picks for the ITV action in Ten Second Tips . . .

What to read

Our guest columnist Joseph O'Brien gives members the lowdown on his runners for day two of the Galway festival. Get a head-start for the week with our betting Q&A featuring expert advice for Goodwood and Galway from Paul Kealy and David Jennings. 

What to watch

Our top panel featuring Tom Segal unearths the best bets for the day's action at Goodwood and Galway . . .

Let Alastair Down get you in the mood for the week as he explores Goodwood's rich heritage and tells the story of one of the most important innovations in the history of racing . . .

The best of Racing Post Sport

It might have only been a friendly but Liverpool's 4-1 victory over Manchester United in the International Champions Cup in Michigan has triggered some interesting betting moves. Dan Childs reveals all and you can also get expert advice for the day's European action.

Final thought 

It seems crazy that Goodwood and Galway still take place during the same week. You won't hear many people complaining about it today though, as punters saddle up for a betting bonanza. Good luck and enjoy the week!

For the freshest betting advice, based on latest going and market conditions, don't miss the Live Tipster every afternoon. Just click Raceday Live at or the mobile app


The Qatar Goodwood Cup is the highlight of day one of Glorious Goodwood

Key data

Goodwood Galway
E.W. Terms
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