The thunder and rain arrived and had the trainers running for the hills on day one. Perhaps Wednesday will be a better day, so why not check out our hot selections below.
And if you don't like any of our fancies below, then you can hop over to our feature on the Goodwood Festival which has some more tips and pointers for day one and beyond.
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Here's a quick snapshot of what we are tipping today, click on the horse's name to place a bet with Planet Sport Bet:
William Haggas and jockey Tom Marquand should both have a say in the opening Unibet '15 To Go' Handicap.
Their representative Kolisi brings potential rather than outright substantial form into the equation against his fellow three-year-olds.
Almost all his rivals, in a very competitive 14-strong field, are more battle-hardened - and several have already tried but come up slightly short at a higher level.
The majority must give weight to the Salisbury maiden winner, and Haggas can be relied upon to have made a proper assessment of Kolisi's ability and readiness before setting him a test of this nature.
2.25 - Bounce The Blues
If there was automatic gold reward for consistency then Bounce The Blues would already be past the post in the Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes.
It may be off-putting for some that Andrew Balding's filly is winless in five starts since joining him last summer.
But she has run admirably every time, never beaten more than three and a quarter lengths by a succession of opponents worthy of this Group Three billing at least.
Her heaviest defeat, in fact, came in Listed open company at Windsor last time - at the hands of a Sussex Stakes hopeful, and just behind a good Group Three winner.
She is back against the fillies and mares here - several of whom have plausible but not compelling credentials - and, over what appears to be her best trip, this could just be Bounce The Blues' finest hour.
3.35 - Poetic Flare
The Qatar Sussex Stakes is the showstopper on day two of the Goodwood Festival - and presents Poetic Flare with his opportunity to keep this year's Classic generation front and centre.
Just as impressive Derby winner Adayar emphatically put his stamp on proceedings in Ascot's King George on Saturday, so too Jim Bolger's 2000 Guineas hero has his chance on Wednesday to prove a point for the three-year-olds.
Only the already rich will get significantly richer backing him to do so at current forecast odds, however.
So while there does not seem to be much mileage in opposing Poetic Flare to take his Group One tally to three this season by out-speeding the fillies Snow Lantern and Alcohol Free, and the older brigade, it may pay to look elsewhere on the card.
4.10 - Canonized
British Stallion Studs Alice Keppel EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes may fall to hat-trick seeker Canonized.
William Haggas' Cheveley Park filly takes this minor rise in class after just getting the better of a fellow previous dual winner at Windsor last month.
Canonized had to be brave as well as speedy on that occasion, overcoming a slow start and minor trouble in running before holding on tenaciously.
In those circumstances, she was almost certainly not flattered by her narrow margin of superiority, and has the right attributes to be be bang in the frame again here.