A total of 70 entries have been received for the £125,000 Betfred Mile, the heritage handicap run on day four of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, August 3.
Trainer Marcus Tregoning has two entries headed by last year’s winner Boom And Bust (14/1 co third-favourite with Betfred), who had his first start since that front-running success in last month’s Royal Hunt Cup. He could bid to become the first dual winner of the very valuable Goodwood race, which was first run in 1987.
Tregoning has also entered the hugely progressive three-year-old Bronze Angel (20/1) was finished third in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot on June 21.
Tregoning, who trains at Kingswood House Stables in Lambourn, said: “Boom And Bust won the race last year and we would love to go back there with him again, while Bronze Angel is a rapidly improving three-year-old, so it’s possible both of them could run.
“With Boom And Bust it has been a target race for him as he appeared to act on the track last year and they normally get the ground right at Goodwood.
“He wasn’t quite right after last year’s race so I gave him a long break and he ran well for a long way in the Royal Hunt Cup (when 16th of the 30 runners).
“He is fine after his run at Ascot and I would think the Betfred Mile will be his next race.
“Bronze Angel looked a bit unlucky in the Britannia Handicap last time. He is very progressive and he is a pretty decent horse so it would be well worth running him in a race like the Betfred Mile.
“He is a horse I have always liked and he has continued to improve. I don’t know what heights he might scale but he is certainly going well.
“We’ve put the cheekpieces on him and they seem to have helped him travel in his races, but he has come on an enormous amount physically and it might just be that he is a lot stronger now. We will leave them on if he keeps running well.
“I think the track a Goodwood will be fine for him as he ran a very good race as a juvenile at the track when he was unlucky not to get a run up the inside rail.”
The 6/1 favourite with Betfred is the John Gosden-trained Trade Commissioner. The lightly-raced son of Montjeu was an impressive winner at Salisbury last time and looks a horse on the upgrade.
The entries also include Red Duke (20/1), trained by John Quinn, who won the Group Two Superlative Stakes at Newmarket nearly a year ago, before finishing an unlucky third in the Group Two Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. He disappointed in the Group Three Jersey Stakes last time, but had finished third in the German 2,000 Guineas prior to that.
Last month’s Royal Hunt Cup winner Prince Of Johanne (10/1) has been entered and could clash with Excellent Guest (14/1), Don’t Call Me (25/1), Field Of Dream (16/1) and Invisible Man (14/1), who filled the next four places behind Tom Tate’s charge at Royal Ascot. Prince Of Johanne also won the Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket in 2011.
Charlie Hills may be represented by Newbury Spring Cup winner Captain Bertie (14/1), while David O’Meara has entered Smarty Socks (16/1).
Lincoln Handicap winner Brae Hill (20/1)is one of six entries for northern handler Richard Fahey, while Goodwood’s leading trainer Richard Hannon has entered Britannia Handicap runner-up Mister Music (20/1) as part of a four-strong team.
Weights for the Betfred Mile will be announced on Wednesday, July 11.
Carlton House and Tazahum were entered in error.
Betfred Mile - Betfred bet:
6/1 Trade Commissioner, 10/1 Prince of Johanne, 14/1 Boom and Bust, Captain Bertie, Excellent Guest, Ibtahaj, Invisible Man, Johnny Castle, Madam Macie, 16/1 Belgian Bill, Bonnie Brae, Cape Classic, Field of Dream, Memory Cloth, Quick Wit, Sandagiyr, Smarty Socks, 20/1 Arnold Lane, Brae Hill, Bronze Angel, Con Artist, Decent Fella, Making Eyes, Mister Music, Red Duke, Swiftly Done, Webbow, 25/1 Bannock, Bridgefield, Don’t Call Me, Gold City, Hajras, Kahruman, Kyllachy Star, Levitate, Mabait, Ottoman Empire, Rodrigo De Torres, Terdaad, Trade Storm, Vainglory, 33/1 Albaqaa, Asatir, Chapter Seven, Classic Colori, Common Touch, Crown Counsel, Escape to Glory, Famous Poet, Fulbright, Indian Jack, Norse Blues, Shamaal Nibras, Switzerland, Take it to the Max, Xilerator, 40/1 Colour Guard, Harrison George, Jacob Cats, Karaka Jack, Prince of Burma, 50/1 Al Muheer, Lord Ofthe Shadows, Lucky Henry, My Son Max, Rakaan, Sir Reginald Snow Bay
Each way: 1/4 odds 1-2-3-4. Antepost rules apply
THE BETFRED MILE (HERITAGE HANDICAP)
Class 2, £125,000 Total Prize Fund. One Mile. For three-year-olds and upwards. Goodwood, Friday, August 3, 2012.For 3yo+, one mile. Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; lowest weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 7, a winner 3lb; a winner of 2 races 6lb. Entries closed July 3, entries revealed July 4 (70 entries), weights revealed July 11, scratchings deadline noon, July 17, six-day confirmation stage July 28, final declaration stage 10.00am, Wednesday, August 1. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys & are correct up to & including the racing of Monday, July 2. May not include some overseas form.
Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
151006 AL MUHEER (IRE) 7 Sprint King Racing (Antigua Cavaliers) Ruth Carr
104-050 ALBAQAA 7 Racing To The Max P J O’Gorman
220-100 ARNOLD LANE (IRE) 3 Nick & Olga Dhandsa & John & Zoe Webster Mick Channon
1(1)-1 ASATIR (USA) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
02(2)004 BANNOCK (IRE) 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
2(6)0(2)00 BELGIAN BILL 4 PJL, Cooper & Heath George Baker
001-260 BONNIE BRAE 5 Mrs T A Foreman David Elsworth
11151-0 BOOM AND BUST (IRE) 5 Jas Singh Marcus Tregoning
0-14402 BRAE HILL (IRE) 6 Dr Marwan Koukash Richard Fahey
60-(2)(0)40 BRIDGEFIELD (USA) 4 Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
2(1)-(1)613 BRONZE ANGEL (IRE) 3 Lady Tennant Marcus Tregoning
1142-21 CAPE CLASSIC (IRE) 4 Bernard Kantor William Haggas
500-410 CAPTAIN BERTIE (IRE) 4 A L R Morton Charles Hills
1/134-12 CARLTON HOUSE (USA)* 4 The Queen Sir Michael Stoute
0-10010 CHAPTER SEVEN 3 T G & Mrs M E Holdcroft Richard Fahey
50(0)-020 CLASSIC COLORI (IRE) 5 The Classic Strollers Partnership David O’Meara
(1)(2)(0)540 COLOUR GUARD 4 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
1102-00 COMMON TOUCH (IRE) 4 Nicholas Wrigley & Kevin Hart Richard Fahey
22/01-30 CON ARTIST (IRE) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
00-(5)053 CROWN COUNSEL (IRE) 4 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
40510-5 DECENT FELLA (IRE) 6 One Carat Partnership Andrew Balding
1-00603 DON’T CALL ME (IRE) 5 Matt & Lauren Morgan David Nicholls
320016 ESCAPE TO GLORY (USA) 4 Eastwind Racing Ltd and Martha Trussell Mikael Magnusson
0220-02 EXCELLENT GUEST 5 John Guest Racing George Margarson
51-(1)24 FAMOUS POET (IRE) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
33-6004 FIELD OF DREAM 5 K J P Gundlach Jamie Osborne
303-010 FULBRIGHT 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
11226-0 GOLD CITY (IRE) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
(1)12 HAJRAS (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
000400- HARRISON GEORGE (IRE) 7 Racing To The Max P J O’Gorman
3-021(1) IBTAHAJ 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
160-(3)50 INDIAN JACK (IRE) 4 Forza Azzurri Luca Cumani
2202-25 INVISIBLE MAN 6 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
010-01 JACOB CATS 3 Michael Pescod & Justin Dowley Richard Hannon
(2)/21103- JOHNNY CASTLE 4 George Materna & John McInerney Amanda Perrett
4-(1)46 KAHRUMAN (USA) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum William Haggas
400430 KARAKA JACK 5 M Mackay & S Bruce David Nicholls
005-245 KYLLACHY STAR 6 Dr Marwan Koukash Richard Fahey
522611 LEVITATE 4 Charles Wentworth Alan McCabe
21-(5)400 LORD OFTHE SHADOWS (IRE) 3 Richard Hitchcock Alan King Richard Hannon
31-(2)620 LUCKY HENRY 3 Tim Bostwick Clive Cox
00(0)030 MABAIT 6 Khalifa Dasmal David Simcock
041031 MADAM MACIE (IRE) 5 Direct Racing Club David O’Meara
(1)500-13 MAKING EYES (IRE) 4 Starter For Ten Partnership Hugo Palmer
123031 MEMORY CLOTH 5 Racing Management & Training Ltd Brian Ellison
225032 MISTER MUSIC 3 Longview Stud & Bloodstock Ltd Richard Hannon
(0)4-(0)(1)55 MY SON MAX 4 Racing To The Max P J O’Gorman
(2)(0)-1550 NORSE BLUES 4 Jeff Smith Sylvester Kirk
(1)/-4(3)(0)20 OTTOMAN EMPIRE (FR) 6 Ahmad Al Shaikh David Simcock
(0)(4)50(5)6 PRINCE OF BURMA (IRE) 4 The Nobles Jeremy Gask
2541-21 PRINCE OF JOHANNE (IRE) 6 David Storey Tom Tate
2(0)-(0)104 QUICK WIT 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
2/(4)(1)(0)0-0 RAKAAN (IRE) 5 Dr Marwan Koukash Jamie Osborne
20-(5)030 RED DUKE (USA) 3 Maxilead Limited John Quinn
(4)(2)2015 RODRIGO DE TORRES 5 Mark Gittins & Elaine Burke Elaine Burke
000-(1)4(0) SANDAGIYR (FR) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
(3)(1)6512 SHAMAAL NIBRAS (USA) 3 Tariq Al Tayer Richard Hannon
0/1-0(5)(0)0 SIR REGINALD 4 Jim McGrath Richard Fahey
20-0341 SMARTY SOCKS (IRE) 8 Direct Racing Club David O’Meara
00-0020 SNOW BAY 6 Pinnacle Bahamian Bounty Partnership David Nicholls
326-211 SWIFTLY DONE (IRE) 5 D Watts, Miss C King, J Syme & M Syme Declan Carroll
503304 SWITZERLAND (IRE) 3 Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
411-000 TAKE IT TO THE MAX 5 Phillipa Davies Richard Fahey
15424-6 TAZAHUM (USA)* 4 Hamdan Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
0(2)(1)/1-(2)0 TERDAAD (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
(3)131 TRADE COMMISSIONER (IRE) 4 Lady Rothschild John Gosden
664(4)-00 TRADE STORM 4 Universal Racing David Simcock
10-0453 VAINGLORY (USA) 8 David Simcock David Simcock
(6)22120- WEBBOW (IRE) 10 Wentdale Limited Julie Camacho
1001-50 XILERATOR (IRE) 5 J Law David Nicholls
* entered in error