- Three-year-olds only. One mile, one furlong and 192 yards. First run 1962.
As with several of the very competitive handicaps at Glorious Goodwood, winners of this race often go on to make their mark in Pattern races.
The 1987 winner, Broken Hearted, added the Group Two Lockinge Stakes at Newbury the following spring before finishing a close second to the brilliant Mtoto in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Macaw’s victory in 2002 prompted a transatlantic sale. The gelding twice finished runner-up in the highest grade before winning a Grade Three at Keeneland. Tiber (2003) and Art Trader (2004) both continued their careers with Group Three victories in Hong Kong. The William Muir-trained Enforcer (2005) was another to clinch Group Three success and reached a place in the Group One Coronation Cup at Epsom in 2006.
The 2007 winner Pipedreamer also made the frame in a Group One before winning Group Two contests in both
2008 and 2009.
Indian Days scored for James Given in 2008 and won a Turkish Group Two in 2010 as well as the Group Three John Porter stakes in 2011.
Luca Cumani used to have the best record of any trainer, with four victories including three in successive years, 1984 to 1986 inclusive, but was joined on that number by Mark Johnston in 2009, while Beachfire scored to in 2010 to give John Gosden a third success.
Only 16 out of 50 favourites have won.
Betfred sponsored the race for the first time in 2011.