2010 Goodwood Preview

April 9th, 2010

This year the $300,000 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) will take place on Sunday May 2 at Adelaide’s premier racecourse, the Allan Scott Park at Morphettville.

The 2010 Goodwood is sponsored by Distinctive Homes and is one of six black type races programmed for the SAJC’s Unley Telstra Shop Super Sunday.

The other Group 1 feature scheduled for the day is the $300,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) and other highlights at the meeting will including the $100,000 Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) and the $200,000 Group 3 R A Lee Stakes (1600m).

Held two weeks earlier on April 17, the Group 3 D C Mckay Stakes (1100m) makes for an excellent lead up race and indicator for the Goodwood.

Also, many of the quality fillies and mares who previously contest the prestigious Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) on March 20 will move on to the Goodwood, and punters across the nation will be keeping a close eye on both of these earlier Adelaide sprint races.

One mare on their way to Group 1 glory in the Goodwood is the Richard Jolly-trained Very Discreet.

The four-year-old Exceed and Excel mare recently claimed victory in the Listed Oakbank Stakes (1100m) and has had her breeding career put on hold to contest the other Adelaide autumn features.

Nominations for the 2010 The Distinctive Homes Goodwood close at 12 noon (SA time) on Tuesday April 13. Late nominations will be taken up until 10 am on Tuesday April 20 before acceptances on Wednesday April 28. The final field for the 2010 Goodwood will then be published here.