Chichester Observer and Portsmouth News contests kick off Goodwood’s August Festival

A field of ten will line up for the Chichester Observer Apprentice Stakes to get Goodwood’s three-day August Festival under way on Friday evening.

There will be plenty of names familiar to Goodwood race-goers in the stalls for the 5.10pm contest - including veteran Jake The Snake, Seamus Shindig and Even Bolder.

The feature race of the evening is the Portsmouth News Stakes, a 7.20pm handicap.

Eight have been declared for the race, including entries from John Gosden, Mick Channon and Andrew Balding.

Here from the Racing Post, is the full card for Friday after final declarations.

We’ll have tips for the meeting on this website on Friday morning.