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Stewards' Cup Tips for August's Class 2 race. The Stewards' Cup is a famous handicap and one of the feature races of the Qatar Goodwood Festival in August. Read on for our expert analysis and antepost tips. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.

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The Stewards’ Cup is a tricky but exciting handicap over six furlongs which is usually won by a talented, speedy and well-handicapped sort. Out Stewards’ Cup Tips for this competitive sprint will be on the site in August.  Towards the head of the market at the moment is Bacchus, who was successful at Royal Ascot for Brian Meehan and Jim Crowley and looks as if he could still be feasibly handicapped off a mark of 110. He was raised five pounds for that success but back in second was Dreamfield, who looks like taking up his entry in the Group 1 Darley July Cup and was touted by many as a handicap certainty. This four-year-old colt was returning from a 260-day layoff when winning that ultra-competitive handicap and his trainer even said softer ground could bring out more improvement, if that is the case then he’d have to be very interesting again.

There are plenty of interesting and potentially well-handicapped horses at this stage and possibly none more so than Charlie Hills’ Equilateral, who was well-fancied for the Commonwealth Cup where he was bitterly disappointing. He was a very easy winner on debut at Bath before finishing tailed off on his second start when a problem came to light. He reappeared this season with a devastating wide-margin success at Doncaster and returned with a dirty scope after travelling well into the contest at Royal Ascot but finding nothing under pressure. He may stick to higher grade contests than this but would have to be considered if dropped into handicap company.

Dean Ivory won this last year with Lancelot Du Lac and looks to have another live contender with Flaming Spear, who was very well supported for the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot but found himself on the wrong side of the track. He managed to finish fifth despite the draw bias there and was travelling very sweetly for a good deal of the race despite starting slowly. The winner there Settle For Bay looks a group horse in the making so getting within four lengths of him conceding weight looks a very decent effort.

One horse who was flagged up by many experts as a serious player at Royal Ascot was Robert Cowell’s Blue De Vega, who finished well down the field and never threatened. He ran a fine race in the hotly contested Epsom Dash behind the ultra-progressive sprinter Tanasoq when staying on powerfully from the back over five furlongs and looking unlucky. He shaped as if a step up to six furlongs would be right up his street and it was a surprise to see him so uncompetitive at Ascot. He looks as if he could still be well handicapped however especially since the handicapper has dropped him two pounds and he remains one worth keeping on side.

In such an open race there are a great deal worth considering and the unexposed Culturati from the Charlie Appleby stable looks worth a second look. He was second on his first two starts but is unbeaten since then and a mark of 100 could underestimate him. He seems to have been difficult to train as he had a 610 day break before winning at Newmarket in June 2017 and hasn’t been seen since. It is interesting that he has been kept in training for Godolphin and he probably retains a fair deal of potential.

Ian Williams is always a good trainer to watch in these big handicaps and his entry Aces makes a fair amount of appeal. He was a very impressive winner of an Epsom handicap on Derby day despite being slowly away. He stayed on powerfully over six furlongs there and made no mistake over a slightly longer trip last time out despite being very weak in the betting. He is entered in the Bunbury Cup and it will be interesting to see how he fares but he looks a talented horse with the potential to still be ahead of the handicapper.

Richard Fahey’s Growl has been fourth in this for the past two years and it would be no surprise were he to put up a bold show once again at a course he clearly likes. He was rated in the high 110s during 2017 and was beaten just a length by Lancelot Du Lac in this from a seven pound higher mark than he is currently on. He was fairly well fancied for the Wokingham after finishing second to Kachy at Chester but could only manage midfield, he seems to handle Goodwood well however and if he were to get back to anything like his best he is dangerously well handicapped.


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