Unibet Golden Mile
Heritage Handicap 15:00
Goodwood
£50,000 added,
3yo plus, 1m, Class 2
  
Friday 31st July 2020

1 Prompting 3/1F
2 Urban Icon 12/1
3 Afaak 25/1
14 ran NR: Montatham Distances: 1½l, ¾l, ½l
Time: 1m 36.91s (slow by 0.71s)

Prompting (David O'Meara/Harry Bentley) was the well-supported favourite and amply justified his position at the head of the market with a comfortable victory.
 
Travelling well behind the leaders, the four-year-old Bated Breath gelding took the lead entering the final furlong and without being asked any serious questions scored by a length and a half from top-weight Urban Icon (Richard Hannon/Pat Dobbs). 
 
Harry Bentley said: "I was very happy with where I was positioned. From stall two, there was no point giving it away and trying to ride a bit more of a race off the pace, so I made a bit more use of him than he has done in his previous starts, and the pace was even enough; it certainly wasn't overly quick, so I was definitely in the right place.
 
"I was always travelling incredibly well behind Joe Fanning [on Vale Of Kent], and it was just a matter of waiting until something opened. Prompting is a big horse, so he can get out of a bit of trouble and he had an awful lot of running, but the King Power horse on my left [Zwayyan] opened up a little bit and that was my time to go. He has a very good turn of foot; he's obviously won over seven furlongs, and he quickened up nicely. 
 
"He handled the track very well. He is a big horse and very well balanced. This was a step up in class for him but I was watching his replays this morning and thought he certainly deserved to go up to this sort of class, and perhaps beyond. He has a lot of class, and off that weight he was always going to have a great chance."

Golden Mile (Heritage Handicap)
£50,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 2
14 ran
Going: Good to Firm

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (2)      Prompting 4 8-4 3ex David O'Meara Harry Bentley 3/1F

2 (9) Urban Icon 4 9-10 Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 12/1
3 (11) ¾ Afaak 6 9-4 Charles Hills Dane O'Neill 25/1
4 (8)
½ Willie John 5 9-1 Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 9/1
5 (4)
½ Cliffs Of Capri 6 8-12 Jamie Osborne Dougie Costello 10/1
6 (6) ¾ Bless Him 6 9-6 David Simcock Tom Marquand 22/1
7 (3)
Vale Of Kent 5 9-9 Mark Johnston Joe Fanning 9/2
8 (1)
½ Almufti 4 8-6 Hugo Palmer David Egan 16/1
9 (7)
Sir Busker 4 9-8 William Knight Oisin Murphy 5/1
10 (14)
2 Blown By Wind 4 9-7 Mark Johnston P J McDonald 40/1
11 (10)
nk Fox Premier 4 8-12 Andrew Balding Rob Hornby 66/1
12 (5)
shd Cardsharp 5 9-2 Mark Johnston William Buick 12/1
13 (13)
Baltic Baron 5 8-9 David O'Meara Jason Watson 33/1
14 (12)
6 Zwayyan 7 8-13 Andrew Balding Silvestre De Sousa 50/1
NR 6 (15) Montatham 4 9-5 William Haggas NON RUNNER