Goodwood handicap entries out
Last Updated: 29/06/16 2:09pm
The first two home in the Wokingham are on course to meet again in the Qatar Stewards' Cup with Outback Traveller and Brando featuring among an entry of 115.
Only 28 will get the chance to line up in the £250,000 cavalry charge at Glorious Goodwood next month.
As well as Outback Traveller, Robert Cowell has also entered Toofi, Green Door and Exceed The Limit.
Marco Botti's Golden Steps won the consolation race last year but has the main event in his sights this time.
"The Qatar Stewards' Cup is the plan for Golden Steps providing all goes well between now and then," said Botti.
"He is going to run in the Bunbury Cup (Newmarket, July 9) first and then we will drop him back to six furlongs at Goodwood. He seemed to appreciate the extra furlong last time but he handled Goodwood very well when winning the consolation race last year.
"He is more relaxed compared to last year and that is why he is staying further. I think six or seven furlongs is fine for him, especially when he gets a strong pace."
Buckstay, G Force, Hoofalong, Orion's Bow and Tanzeel are just a few to note among the mammoth entry.
Last year's winner Belgian Bill is among 89 entries for the Betfred Mile.
George Baker's eight-year-old was last seen running respectably in Meydan.
Lincoln winner Secret Brief, Roger Varian's Haalick, Sir Michael Stoute's Mutamakkin and Saeed bin Suroor's Best Of Times are all prominent in the sponsors' ante-post list.
One available at a bigger price is James Eustace's Ice Slice, who heads to Haydock on Friday on the back of four wins in a row.
Eustace, who saddled the 1993 Betfred Mile winner Philidor, said: "The Betfred Mile is certainly a race we are looking at for Ice Slice. He is due to run again at Haydock on Friday evening. To win five races in a row is asking a lot but he is in good form and if he could win again, I hope he would go up enough to get in at Goodwood.
"The problem these days is you have to be so highly-rated to get in. I think the bottom-weight in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot was 100, which is amazing really.
"If he does have a big handicap in him, I personally think the Betfred Mile could be the one.
"The Betfred Mile would be a nice prize to win. We won it 23 years ago with Philidor - that makes me feel old!"