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The Goodwood 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 17 May 2023
Alex Marsh 17 May 2023
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  • The Goodwood headlines the last day of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival
  • This Group 1 is contested over 1200m at Morphettville
  • The 2023 edition will be run on Saturday, May 20
  • Preview and tips are included below
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The Goodwood Tips
Will Lofty Strike record his first Group 1 win in The 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.
  • The Goodwood 2023 Field & Odds
  • The Goodwood 2023 Tips

First run in 1881, famous past winners include Black Caviar and Takeover Target with this feature gaining Group 1 status back in 1980.

Lofty Strike is an outright favourite for the 2023 Goodwood, with $3.40 the quote via BetRight

The Goodwood 2023 Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Front PageGeoff DuryeaBilly Egan958.5kg$12
2KementariJames CummingsJake Toeroek 757kg $19
3SavatoxlWill SavageCaitlin Jones657kg $21
4KallosJames Cummings Ben Melham457kg $7.50
5CurranLyn Tolson & Leonie ProctorCraig Newitt857kg $61
6Free Of DebtChris BiegJustin Potter1256kg $126
7ZapateoJames Cummings Damien Oliver1755kg $5.25
8SeradessMark & Levi KavanaghTodd Pannell1455kg $26
9Lofty StrikeJuliius SandhuJamie Mott1054.5kg $3.40
10ZoutoriMathew EllertonCraig Williams254.5kg $13
11General BeauMathew Ellerton Lachlan Neindorf (a)1154.5kg $31
12Frankie PinotTony & Calvin McEvoyMadison Lloyd (a)1354.5kg $23
13Not An OptionMichael MoroneyPatrick Moloney154.5kg $41
14Larimer StreetDavid Jolly Kayla Crowther 554.5kg $61
15MnementhMitchell BeerJordan Mallyon1654.5kg $41
16Royal MerchantCiaron Maher & David EustaceMichael Dee1552.5kg$17
17Another AwardLeon Macdonald & Andrew GluyasJason Holder352.5kg $9.50
                                                                                    
Odds courtesy of BetRight & correct at 11.15pm on 17/05/2023.

The Goodwood 2023 Tips


The Goodwood 2023 Best Bet - Lofty Strike

A very well-bred colt, being by Snitzel and out of Overreach (2013 Golden Slipper winner), Lofty Strike can enhance his stallion credentials with a Group 1 win.

After a slashing Group 2 win on return, the three-year-old recorded back-to-back Group 1 placings, splitting Uncommon James and Asfoora in the first of those.

With even luck, those two would've filled the quinella of The Galaxy and although assisted down in the weights, Lofty Strike was still runner-up in a strong Newmarket.

Although he failed to quicken initially on a Heavy 9, his TJ Smith effort was better than the losing margin indicates and on form, he's the one beat here.


The Goodwood 2023 Next Best Bet - Zoutori

Both jump-outs were quite good ahead of his DC Mckay Stakes resumption, where he was unsuited back in the field with 62kg in a leader dominated event.

Zoutori still finished that off quite well without any luck and now to 1200m in a bigger field with more tempo, the seven-year-old should get more favours.

Given he's that rung below Group 1 WFA level, the gelding has been hard to place since his 2021 Newmarket triumph, where he carried topweight of 57kg.

Under the Set Weights and Penalties conditions of The Goodwood, he won't know himself with 54.5kg, with this the lowest impost he's carried since 2019.


The Goodwood 2023 Value Bet - Savatoxl

He won a deeper edition of The Goodwood in 2021, saluting by two lengths in a field that included Instant Celebrity, Gytrash, Behemoth and Beau Rossa.

Now a seven-year-old and back under the care of Will Savage (original trainer), he bounced back to form with a homecoming victory in Alice Springs on April 22.

That win warranted another trip down south and Savatoxl won his second DC McKay Stakes in tough fashion, while there's improvement to come third-up.

The warhorse is only up 1kg off his victory two years and as a very tough on-pacer that's difficult to get past when in-form, he has to be included.

     

Verdict

Lofty Strike won't get a better chance to record a Group 1 win, with the fav clearly the one to beat in the 2023 Goodwood.

Both Zoutori and Savatoxl can also be backed for a result.

Best Bet: Lofty Strike To Win @12/5 at Bet Right - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: Zoutori To Win @12/1 at Bet Right - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Savatoxl To Win @20/1 at Bet Right - 1 Unit
Lofty Strike
To Win
@12/5 - 8 Units
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Zoutori
To Win
@12/1 - 1 Unit
Same Race Multi & Instant Deposit
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Savatoxl
To Win
@20/1 - 1 Unit
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