Goodwood

  • 15:05 Betfred Mile 1m

  • Winner £80,925 2nd £24,232 3rd £12,116 4th £6,058
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.40s
  • Off time: 15:07:46
15:05 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Avenger (USA) 12/1
2nd Heavy Metal 6/1
3rd Magic City (IRE) 7/1
4th Steeler (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (17) 13/4503 Royal blue Steeler (IRE) 44
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-9 C Appleby W Buick 106 14/115.00
3 (14) 113-120 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Horsted Keynes (FR) 6
4 9-6 R Varian Jim Crowley 103 17/29.50
4 (20) 942-582 White, pink cap Boomshackerlacker (IRE) 7
4 9-6 p George Baker A Kirby 103 33/134.00
5 (12) 660014 Pink, Light Green cross belts, White sleeves, Light Green cap Heaven's Guest (IRE) 6 (ex3)
4 9-6 R A Fahey R L Moore (5) 100 12/113.00
6 (1) 260-370 White, light blue cap Belgian Bill 6
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-5 pt George Baker G Baker 102 8/19.00
7 (13) 5-04310 Purple, White diamond, hooped sleeves Two For Two (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 9-4 D O'Meara D Tudhope 101 25/126.00
8 (2) 009-600 Royal Blue, Cerise spots and sleeves, quartered cap Pastoral Player 6
7 9-2 H Morrison Charlie Bennett (7) 99 22/123.00
9 (10) 224-471 Dark Blue and Light Green diamonds Velox 27
Distance Winner
4 9-0 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 97 6/17.00
10 (8) 72-0742 Red, White stars on sleeves Magic City (IRE) 33
Course Winner
5 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 97 7/18.00
11 (22) 0-75410 Rose Pink, Navy Blue sleeves, Gold cap Bronze Angel (IRE) 6 (ex3)
Distance Winner
5 9-0 v1 M P Tregoning M Dwyer 94 11/112.00
12 (11) 021811 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Heavy Metal 6 (ex3)
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 94 6/17.00
13 (4) 215326 White, Black stars, Black cap, White star George Guru 48
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-13 M J Attwater R Havlin 96 22/123.00
15 (5) 50-0300 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Avenger (USA) 20
Distance Winner
4 8-13 b1 E A L Dunlop J Fortune 96 12/113.00
16 (3) 240648 Dark blue, yellow hoop Fort Bastion (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
5 8-12 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 95 11/112.00
17 (7) 61-1160 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Capo Rosso (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 8-12 t1 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 95 25/126.00
18 (18) 321-102 Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Our Channel (USA) 20
3 8-11 W J Haggas S De Sousa 101 11/112.00
20 (16) 022464 ORANGE, BROWN armlets Askaud (IRE) 60
Course Winner
6 8-10 p S Dixon F Tylicki 93 66/167.00
Non runners
1 (6)0712-21Captain Cat (IRE)59-10R CharltonJames Doyle107
14 (21)12-2194Russian Realm48-13Sir Michael StouteNon Runner96
19 (19)002137Chosen Character (IRE)68-11Tom DascombeNon Runner94

Verdict

Three-year-olds have a good recent record in this so Our Channel, the only representative of the classic generation this year, must be worth a second look. He won the Derby Trial at Epsom on his reappearance and was second in a Grade 3 in the USA last month, though both those races were over 1m2f and he's been done no favours by the draw here. Russian Realm, Boomshackerlacker and Bronze Angel are others with a wide berth to overcome while Royal Hunt Cup third Steeler will struggle to grab a prominent early position from stall 17 while Captain Cat hasn't raced since landing a valuable event on the Polytrack in April, though has probably been laid out for this. VELOX was unlucky when finishing behind Red Avenger at Epsom in June but made no mistake when well backed at Sandown last month when Russian Realm was only fourth. He's gone up 9lb but is on the upgrade and should be thereabouts again. Mark Johnston has trained three of the last five winners and his Heavy Metal has come back to his best and can't be ignored while Magic City loves this track. Belgian Bill and Pastoral Player are well treated, though the latter is better over 7f and that his probably Horsted Keynes' best trip as well.