Why Johnston, Crowley and Spencer may be ones to follow at Glorious Goodwood

It pays to follow the in-form operators at Goodwood - but as Glorious starts, just who are they?

Monday, 30th July 2018, 9:42 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:01 pm
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There are jockeys and trainers who consistenly do well over the undulating and challenging South Downs course, so we have looked at who has had most success there this season.

In 55 races staged at the eight fixtures seen so far at Goodwood, Mark Johnston - as he has so often been over the years - is the standout trainer, with seven wins to his name - more than double the number achieved by his closest rival.

As the current holder of Goodwood's Dick Hern Trophy, awarded annually to the season's top handler at the track, Johnston is a trainer not to ignore when weighing up who will win some of the week's prizes.

As far as jockeys go, last year's Goodwood ambassador Jim Crowley is tied in the lead for the season with Jamie Spencer - each of the pair has riddent four Goodwood winners.

Harry Bentley, Joe Fanning, Pat Dobbs and Sophie Ralston all have three 2018 Goodwood winners to their name.

Below are the full list of Goodwood winners so far this season. Digest them - and see if they help you find a winner or two this week.

Goodwood wins in 2018JockeysJim Crowley 4Jamie Spencer 4Harry Bentley 3Joe Fanning 3Pat Dobbs 3Sophie Ralston 3James Doyle 2Gerald Mosse 2Hayley Turner 2Joshua Bryan 2Kieran Shoemark 2David Egan 2Hollie DoyleLouis StewardPJ McDonaldJason WatsonCharles BishopLuke MorrisFrankie DettoriPat CosgraveAndrea AtzeniLiam KeniryRobert WinstonMisha VoikhanskyGeorge WoodFran BerryAndrew BreslinKieran O'NeillAdam KirbyMartin HarleyRichard KingscoteOliver StammersNicola CurrieRob HornbyTom Marquand

TrainersMark Johnston 7Ralph Beckett 3Tony Carroll 3Sir Michael Stoute 2Henry Candy 2Gary Moore 2William Haggas 2Amanda Perrett 2Marcus Tregonning 2Sylvester Kirk 2Ian Williams 2Andrew Balding 2Daniel SteeleJohn BridgerCharles HillsEve Johnson HoughtonAmy MurphyRoger CharltonRobert CowellJane Chapple-HyamEd WalkerChris WallMilton BradleyHughie MorrisonRoger VarianJames FanshaweOwen BurrowsHarry FryClive CoxDavid SimcockAlex HalesMick ChannonJonathan PortmanLuca CumaniJamie OsborneSimon Crisford