Brighton jockey Jason Watson has his sights set on more big race winners at Goodwood this season as he continues his rise.

The 18-year-old from Lewes rode Gifted Master to victory in the Stewards Cup at the Festival last year at the Sussex track, where racing returns on Saturday.

Albion fan Watson, champion apprentice last season and now stable jockey to Roger Charlton, told The Argus: "Goodwood is a lovely course, for me one of the most well looked after courses in the whole country.

"They have the big Festival meeting there and I won the Stewards Cup last year, so automatically it's quite a special track for me, not far from Brighton where I'm originally from."

Wiltshire-based Charlton is a two-time Derby winner in England and France.

Watson said: "It's going well. I'm very happy with the new job and I think we are a great partnership.

"He's a gentleman. I seem to get on really well with him, which always helps.

"He's got some lovely horses. As a lot of people know, his horses don't really get going until more to the back end of the season, but they improve."

Two Listed contests are the highlights of the opening meeting at Goodwood, where facilities in the March Grandstand and Richmond Enclosure have been further upgraded.