2020 Goodwood Cup Tips: Stradivarius to play sweet tune at Glorious Goodwood

£500,000 is on the line in the 2020 Goodwood Cup on July 29
Goodwood Cup Tips & Betting Predictions
Stradivarius winning the Ascot Gold Cup last start. (Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

2020 Goodwood Cup Tips & Picks

The Goodwood Cup highlights the second day of the Goodwood Festival and another high-quality field will line up in the staying feature.

Headed by the impressive Stradivarius, the 2020 Goodwood Cup also features the likes of Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter and a host of other top-quality chance.

2020 Goodwood Cup Best Bet - Stradivarius @ 1.80

Stradivarius has signalled itself as one of the best stayers in the world after recording consecutive victories in 2018.

The John Gosden-trained runner scored a win in the Yorkshire Cup to open his campaign before taking out the Ascot Gold Cup last month.

The five-time winner is only a four-year-old but has already shown his ability to win quality races. His lack of experience outside of England is a concern, as he faces some hardened rivals here, but he's got the best form coming into the race and he will be tough to beat.

Bookmakers have quoted him at 1.61, which is short but worth including in all bets.

2020 Goodwood Cup Best Each Way - Cross Counter @ 5.00

Cross Counter has quality stamped in his form line but he will need to turn around his performance in the Ascot Gold Cup.

The Charlie Appleby-trained runner finished fourth behind Stradivarius but there's a few reasons why that might have happened. Cross Counter was fresh up since winning in Dubai in March and conditions were drastically different at Ascot.

The soft track conditions at Ascot clearly didn't suit the 2018 Melbourne Cup winner and his best form comes in the dry. If conditions suit at Goodwood, expect Cross Counter to be more competitive.

His odds will drop come race day if the track is good. Take the 5.00 on offer as we're expecting punters to come solidly for the four-year-old.

Cross Counter
Cross Counter winning in Dubai before heading to Goodwood via Ascot

2020 Goodwood Cup Best Roughie - Master of Reality @ 10.00

Joseph O'Brien lines up the four-year-old gelding which was good enough to run third in the Ascot Gold Cup and should be tough to beat here at odds.

The well-bred son of Frankel coped well with his first exposure to Group 1 racing and he looks to have enough ability to kick on with it.

Punters are getting double-figure odds for the promising type and he could cause a minor upset in the 2020 Goodwood Cup.

Best Bet: Stradivarius - 1.80 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Cross Counter - 5.00 @ bet365
Best Roughie: Master of Reality - 10.00 @ bet365

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