Glorious Goodwood - tips for day one

It's here - the 2026 Qatar Goodwood Festival begins today (Tuesday), kicking off what looks like being a top-class week of racing on the Downs.

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 9:41 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:47 am
Racing at Goodwood

We will be covering a Glorious week in great detail and we have assembled a team of top tipsters to give you their selections each day.

Coral the bookmakers are putting up £100 which the winner from our panel of five tipsters will give to an equine charity of their choice.

Coral’s PR chief Dave Stevens is one of our panel, as is Channel 4 Racing’s betting guru Tanya Stevenson.

Goodwood bosses Adam Waterworth and Alex Eade are having a go as well, as is Observer sports editor Steve Bone.

With huge fields for many races taking shape, it does not look like being an easy week for punters, but we hope our famous five can pick out a winner or two for you.

Join us on this website every morning for selections and then for live coverage from the racecourse later in the day.

Tuesday’s tips:

Tanya Stevenson - 2.00 Balmoral Castle, 2.35 Boynton, 3.10 Dutch Connection, 3.45 King Bolete, 4.20 Shore Step, 4.55 Mazyoun, 5.30 Pure Art.

Dave Stevens - 2.00 Second Wave, 2.35 Boynton, 3.10 Home Of The Brave, 3.45 Gold Prince, 4.20 Blithe Spirit, 4.55 Harry Angel, 5.30 Pure Art.

Steve Bone: 2.00 Stars Over The Sea, 2.35 War Decree, 3.10 Home of the Brave, 3.45 Gold Prince, 4.20 Dutch Masterpiece, 4.55 Harry Angel, 5.30 Beleave.

Adam Waterworth: 2.00 Stars Over The Sea, 2.35 Boynton, 3.10 Home of the Brave, 3.45 Qewy, 4.20 Blithe Spirit, 4.55 Mazyoun, 5.30 Desert Haze.

Alex Eade: 2.00 Mutamakkin, 2.35 Boynton, 3.10 Home of the Brave, 3.45 Francis of Assisi, 4.20 Maljaa, 4.55 Best Solution, 5.30 Shwaimsa.

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