2020 The Goodwood - Spright to go from zero to hero in Adelaide Group 1 feature

Some of Australia's best sprinters do battle in The Goodwood
The Goodwood Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


2020 The Goodwood Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


DateMay 17, 2020
Time3:56pm
TrackMorphettville
Distance1200m
StatusGroup 1
Prize Money$1 million
Age3YO+

The Goodwood is one of the most exciting races held at Morphettville and a big field will line up in 2020.

There have been some big bets placed on Spright, in particular a $100,000 bet placed last week. He's the current favourite because of that bet, but there's some talented sprinters in the field.

Form comes out of all parts of Australia, which is what makes The Goodwood such an attractive race for punters.

2020 The Goodwood field, barrier draw & odds


Horse
Barrier
Odds
Booker159.00
Spright163.60
Despatch412.00
Hard Empire351.00
Casino Wizard661.00
Steel Frost831.00
Valour Road910.00
Cool Passion26.50
Malibu Style1026.00
Iconoclasm127.50
I Am Someone713.00
Inn Keeper518.00
Zalmona1461.00
Jamaican Rain119.50
Gytrash1321.00
Behemoth120.00

2020 The Goodwood Best Bet - Spright @ 3.60


Spright has drawn barrier 16 and that might put some doubts in the minds of punters but she gets back during the run regardless.

Garry Frazer lines up the five-year-old mare which was a winner at Group 1 level last start and she looks capable of repeating the dose.

For a long time, Spright was a "gunner" horse, which continued to run on but never win. She broke the shackles with her last start win and now she could make it consecutive Group 1 wins.

She's in the best form of her career and the 3.60 is a fair price.

2020 The Good Best Each Way - Booker @ 8.00


Booker is another runner drawn wide in barrier 15 but she has good tactical pace and looked the goods two starts back.

The Ellerton/Zahra-trained four-year-old won the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate and although she was beaten last start, she didn't have all luck in running.

Her most recent run was a ninth in the Newmarket Handicap behind the likes of Sunlight, Osborne Bulls and Brave Smash. They're some smart types and although she will need luck from a wide draw, she is a smart type.

If jockey Dwayne Dunn can find a good position in the run, Booker has a great chance to cause a minor upset at the odds.

Booker Caulfield
Booker wins the Kevin Hayes Stakes at Caulfield

2020 The Goodwood Best Roughie - I Am Someone @ 13.00


Paul Preusker is looking to score his biggest career win as a trainer with I Am Someone, which was a last start winner of the Wangoom Handicap.

Form out of Warrnambool doesn't always stack up at Group 1 level but the four-year-old gelding has plenty of upside. He has always threatened to win a big race and he has the right confidence levels to do so now.

Bookmakers are offering a good price at 13.00 and we're expecting those odds to drop come race day. He often starts much shorter in the betting - he ran at 4.40 in the Wangoom - and his loyal punters should follow him here.

Best Bet: Spright - 4.40 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Booker - 8.00 @ bet365
Best Roughie: I Am Someone - 13.00 @ bet365
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Daryl Curnow 19 May 2019

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