2016 Goodwood Festival:Goodwood Cup
July 28, 2016 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex, England will host the Goodwood Cup. The Goodwood Cup is part of the 5-day race event of the 2016 Goodwood Festival.

The Goodwood Cup is a Group 2 horse race open to horses aged three years or older. It will cover a total race distance of 3,219 meters or 2 miles. This race is specifically designed for horses built for long distance racing.

A total of 15 horses have been nominated for the race. Astronerues was already scratched for the race with only 14 horses left to compete. Leading the field is 2015 Goodwood Cup winner Big Orange and 2nd place finisher Quest for More. Big Orange is set to defend his title while Quest for More is out to defeat him this time.

The horse race handicappers have installed Big Orange as the favorite to win his 2nd Goodwood Cup race. Curbyourenthusiasm, Pallasator, Quest for More and Sword Fighter are among Big Orange's challengers.

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