Unibet Golden Mile
Heritage Handicap 15:00
Goodwood
£150,000 added,
3yo plus, 1m, Class 2
  
Friday 2nd August 2019

Oh This Is Us (Richard Hannon, 20/1) and Cardsharp (Mark Johnston, 50/1), both rated 110, top the weights on 9st 10lb for the £150,000 Unibet Golden Mile.
 
Cardsharp
© Racehorse Photos
Cardsharp
 
Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Afaak (Charlie Hills) has been allotted 9st 8lb following his nail-biting nose victory over the mare Clon Coulis (9st 3lb, David Barron, 14/1) in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot.
 
The other market leaders include recent Listed runner-up New Graduate (9st 5lb, James Tate) and History Writer (David Menuisier), who was the decisive winner of a mile handicap at Sandown Park on June 15.
 
One of the least exposed entries is the Dominic Ffrench Davis-trained Indeed (9st, 33/1). A dual winner from four starts in France for Henri-Francois Devin, Indeed was just touched off on his debut for current connections in the Spring Cup Handicap at Newbury in April.
 
On his only subsequent outing, the Juddmonte Farms-bred four-year-old went one better in a 10-furlong class two handicap on Polytrack at Chelmsford City on June 19, defeating Desert Fire by just under a length.
 
Ffrench Davis, who is based in Lambourn, declared: “Indeed is in good order and the plan is Unibet Golden Mile, provided the ground is suitable.
 
“We were not really sure what to expect when he joined us, though we felt his form in France was OK and he is a nice looking horse by Showcasing, who has done so well.
 
“When we first worked Indeed, he did not actually show us a huge amount, but within a few weeks, he started to show us a lot, and we felt from quite an early stage that he was probably a Group horse.
 
“I think he is quite versatile when it comes to trip. He showed plenty of pace over the mile at Newbury and you could have argued from the way he ran that day that we were better off going back to seven furlongs, but he stayed the mile and a quarter no problem at Chelmsford.
 
“The only thing with him is that he would not want the ground too fast.”

Golden Mile (Heritage Handicap)
£150,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 2
76 remaining entries
Six-day confirmations July 27, final declarations 10am July 31. Safety limit - 20 runners.

Horse
Age
Weight
Trainer
OH THIS IS US (IRE)
6
9-10
Richard Hannon 
CARDSHARP
4
9-10
Mark Johnston 
FLAMING SPEAR (IRE)
7
9-09
Dean Ivory 
AFAAK
5
9-08
Charles Hills 
WILLIE JOHN
4
9-06
Roger Varian 
MORDIN (IRE)
5
9-05
Simon Crisford 
MITCHUM SWAGGER
7
9-05
Ralph Beckett 
NEW GRADUATE (IRE)
4
9-05
James Tate 
MOJITO (IRE)
5
9-04
(3lb ex)
William Haggas 
SO BELOVED
9
9-04
David O'Meara 
LEARN BY HEART
4
9-03
Bent Olsen DEN 
KEY VICTORY (IRE)
4
9-03
Charlie Appleby 
MASTER THE WORLD (IRE)
8
9-03
David Elsworth 
RAISING SAND
7
9-03
Jamie Osborne 
CLON COULIS (IRE)
5
9-03
David Barron 
ZHUI FENG (IRE)
6
9-01
Amanda Perrett 
KYNREN (IRE)
5
9-01
David Barron 
SENIORITY
5
9-01
William Haggas 
TURGENEV
3
9-01
John Gosden 
BREDEN (IRE)
9
9-00
Linda Jewell 
INDEED
4
9-00
Dominic Ffrench Davis 
WHAT'S THE STORY
5
9-00
Keith Dalgleish 
YATTWEE (USA)
6
9-00
Saeed bin Suroor 
ORIGINAL CHOICE (IRE)
5
8-13
Nick Littmoden 
COMMANDER COLE
5
8-13
Saeed bin Suroor 
CHILEAN
4
8-12
Martyn Meade 
WAARIF (IRE)
6
8-12
David O'Meara 
WAR GLORY (IRE)
6
8-12
Richard Hannon 
ESCOBAR (IRE)
5
8-12
David O'Meara 
VALE OF KENT (IRE)
4
8-12
Mark Johnston 
MUBHIJ (IRE)
4
8-12
Roger Varian 
ZWAYYAN
6
8-12
Andrew Balding 
BEAT LE BON (FR)
3
8-11
(3lb ex)
Richard Hannon 
GOSSIPING
7
8-11
Gary Moore 
HISTORY WRITER (IRE)
4
8-11
David Menuisier 
VENTURA KNIGHT (IRE)
4
8-11
Mark Johnston 
MARIE'S DIAMOND (IRE)
3
8-11
Mark Johnston 
BALTIC BARON (IRE)
4
8-11
David O'Meara 
SALUTE THE SOLDIER (GER)
4
8-10
Clive Cox 
PLUTONIAN (IRE)
5
8-10
Charles Hills 
MOTAFAAWIT (IRE)
3
8-10
Richard Hannon 
CLIFFS OF CAPRI
5
8-10
Jamie Osborne 
DARK VISION (IRE)
3
8-10
Mark Johnston 
WATAN
3
8-10
Richard Hannon 
GOOD EFFORT (IRE)
4
8-09
Ismail Mohammed 
SILVER LINE (IRE)
5
8-09
Saeed bin Suroor 
GAME PLAYER (IRE)
4
8-09
Roger Varian 
ANOTHER TOUCH
6
8-09
Richard Fahey 
LUSH LIFE (IRE)
4
8-08
Jamie Osborne 
CROWNTHORPE
4
8-08
Richard Fahey 
POWER OF DARKNESS
4
8-08
Marcus Tregoning 
BEDOUIN'S STORY
4
8-08
Saeed bin Suroor 
RISE HALL
4
8-08
Martyn Meade 
ALEMARATALYOUM (IRE)
5
8-08
Stuart Williams 
POGO (IRE)
3
8-07
Charles Hills 
NICKLAUS
4
8-07
William Haggas 
MASHAM STAR (IRE)
5
8-07
Mark Johnston 
RAYDIANCE
4
8-07
Karl Burke 
FANAAR (IRE)
3
8-07
William Haggas 
BLESS HIM (IRE)
5
8-07
David Simcock 
MUTAFANI
4
8-06
Simon Crisford 
SHADY MCCOY (USA)
9
8-06
Ian Williams 
ZAP
4
8-05
Richard Fahey 
IBRAZ
4
8-04
Roger Varian 
APEX KING (IRE)
5
8-04
David Loughnane 
MASARU
3
8-04
Richard Hannon 
KING'S SLIPPER
4
8-04
Clive Cox 
ALTERNATIVE FACT
4
8-04
Ed Dunlop 
KING ADEMAR (USA)
3
8-02
Martyn Meade 
VICTORY COMMAND (IRE)
3
8-01
(3lb ex)
Mark Johnston 
MARKAZI (FR)
5
8-01
David O'Meara 
JACKPOT ROYALE
4
7-13
Michael Appleby 
GLOBAL GIFT (FR)
3
7-11
Ed Dunlop 
LA MAQUINA
4
7-10
George Baker 
REEVES
3
7-07
Robert Cowell 
ABSOLUTIO (FR)
3
7-04
Karl Burke