High-class entries revealed for the two heritage handicaps at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

High-class entries are unveiled today for the two very valuable heritage handicaps staged at the Qatar Goodwood Festival – the £250,000 Qatar Stewards’ Cup over six furlongs on Saturday, July 30 and the £150,000 Betfred Mile, run on Friday, July 29.
Weights for both contests will be unveiled on Wednesday, July 6, while there is a scratchings stage on July 12.
The maximum field for the Qatar Stewards’ Cup is 28, while 20 may line up for the Betfred Mile.
Qatar Stewards’ Cup
Outback Traveller and Brando headline 115 entries for the Qatar Stewards’ Cup on the fifth and final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Saturday, July 30.
The historic six-furlong heritage handicap carries prize money of £250,000, making it one of the richest handicaps in Europe.
Outback Traveller (Robert Cowell) and Brando (Kevin Ryan) clashed in the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot, with the former coming out on top by a head. The last horse to capture the Wokingham and Qatar Stewards’ Cup in the same season was Knight Of Mercy in 1990.
‘Sprint king’ Robert Cowell has five entries in total, including Group Two scorer Green Door,Toofi, who was runner-up last year when trained by Roger Varian, and lightly-raced French recruit Exceed The Limit.
Golden Steps (Marco Botti) narrowly missed the cut for last year’s race but made no mistake in the consolation race, the Qatar Stewards’ Sprint, when staying on strongly to win by a length and a half.
The five-year-old has had a light campaign so far this year and was last seen out finishing third in a handicap over an extended seven furlongs at Chester on May 28.
Botti explained: “The Qatar Stewards’ Cup is the plan for Golden Steps providing all goes well between now and then.
“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.”
Other notable entries include Royal Ascot disappointment Log Out Island (Richard Hannon), progressive mare Ridge Ranger (Eric Alston), who annexed a Listed contest at Nottingham in May, and rejuvenated seven-year-old Duke Of Firenze (David Griffiths).
Betfred Mile
There are 89 entries for the Betfred Mile, up two on last year’s figure.
Belgian Bill (George Baker) and Basem (Saeed bin Suroor), who are both 16/1 with Betfred, finished first and third respectively in 2015 and are entered again, while another previous winner engaged is the 2014 scorer Red Avenger (66/1, Gary Moore).
Basem is owned by Godolphin, which has six entries in total. The Godolphin half-dozen also includes this season’s Lincoln Handicap winner Secret Brief (16/1, Charlie Appleby) and Best Of Times (14/1, Saeed bin Suroor), who was runner-up in the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood last year.
One horse with the Betfred Mile firmly on his agenda is Ice Slice (James Eustace). The five-year-old, a 25/1 chance with the race sponsor, has been a revelation this season, rising 17lb in the ratings.
After finishing fourth on his seasonal debut, the Dark Angel gelding has rattled off a sequence of four victories, the first two at Brighton, followed by Nottingham and Haydock Park.
Newmarket-based Eustace, who saddled the 1993 Betfred Mile winner Philidor, commented: “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. It is a sharp mile at Goodwood and he is proven on that sort of track. I was actually pleased really that he didn’t get in the Royal Hunt Cup because I would have had to have a go and it would have been too stiff a mile for him.
“I think he has just matured and come to himself as a five-year-old. Last spring, he worked like a nice horse and just didn’t have the year I hoped he’d have. Things just didn’t go right for him really.
“Ryan Tate has also really helped the horse. He totally disregarded me at Brighton one day and made the running. He was quite right to do so – the two races he won before he was held up but it turns out if he is in front, he is very hard to get by.
“The Betfred Mile would be a nice prize to win. We won it 23 years ago with Philidor – that makes me feel old!”
Sandown Park handicap scorer Mutamakkin (Sir Michael Stoute) heads Betfred’s market at 12/1, closely followed by 14/1 chances Best Of Times, Jailawi (Ismail Mohammed) andHaalick (Roger Varian).
Other entries include high-class Here Comes When (20/1, Andrew Balding), a dual Group Two scorer, and Bronze Angel (20/1, Marcus Tregoning), twice successful in the Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.
Betfred Mile – Betfred prices:
12/1 Mutamakkin; 14/1 Best of Times, Jailawi, Haalick; 16/1 Basem, Muwaary, Carry On Deryck, Secret Brief, Third Time Lucky, Belgian Bill, Donncha, Azraff, One Word More, Peril, Tabarrak, Gabrial’s Kaka, Atlantic Sun; 20/1 Jallota, Chil The Kite, Here Comes When, You’re Fired, Kelinni, Bronze Angel, Master The World, White Lake, Mutawathea, Instant Attraction, Celestial Path, Felix Leiter, Glory Awaits, Keystroke, Examiner, Franklin D, Grand Inquisitor , Balmoral Castle, Yattwee, Arcanda, Pick Your Choice, Out And About; 25/1 Dark Emerald, Bossy Guest, Hors de Combat, Muffri’Ha, What About Carlo, Earth Drummer, Sirius Prospect, Can’t Change It, Knight Owl, Above N Beyond, Si Senor, Ice Slice, Afjaan, Outlaw Country; 33/1 Lat Hawill, Imshivalla, Room Key, Gold Prince, Fieldsman, Zhui Feng, Spring Offensive, Mohab, The Warrior, Chevallier, Heatstroke, Manson, Oh This Is Us; 40/1 Emell, Boomshackerlacker, Melvin The Grate, Wilde Inspiration, Jack’s Revenge, Palawan, Whitman, Ode To Evening, King’s Pavilion; 50/1 Solar Deity, Enlace, Outer Space, Czech It Out, Beaverbrook, Riflescope, Laidback Romeo, Goring, Alcatraz; 66/1 Red Avenger, Montsarrat, Welford, Bathos, Boots And Spurs
Each-way 1/4 odds a place 1-2-3-4. Antepost rules apply
 
The Betfred Mile
Heritage Handicap, £150,000 total prize fund. Qatar Goodwood Festival, Friday, July 29, 1m. For three-year-olds and upwards. Lowest weight 8st, highest weight not less than 9st 10lb. Penalties: after July 2, a winner 3lb, a winner of two races 6lb. Entries closed June 28, entries revealed June 29 (89 entries), scratchings deadline July 12, six-day confirmations July 23, final declarations 10am July 27. Maximum field of 20 plus 2 reserves.
Animal
Age
Owner
Trainer
ABOVE N BEYOND
3
Chasemore Farm LLP & Owen Promotions Ltd
Tom Dascombe
AFJAAN (IRE)
4
Al Shaqab Racing
William Haggas
ALCATRAZ (IRE)
4
Riverdee Stables I
George Baker
ARCANADA (IRE)
3
The Arcanada Partnership
Tom Dascombe
ATLANTIC SUN
3
Middleham Park Racing XLV
Richard Hannon
AZRAFF (IRE)
4
Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar
Marco Botti
BALMORAL CASTLE
7
Jonathan Portman
Jonathan Portman
BASEM
5
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor
BATHOS (IRE)
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston
BEAVERBROOK
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston
BELGIAN BILL
8
PJL, Byrne & Baker
George Baker
BEST OF TIMES
4
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor
BOOMSHACKERLACKER (IRE)
6
PJL Racing
George Baker
BOOTS AND SPURS
7
S Chappell
Scott Dixon
BOSSY GUEST (IRE)
4
John Guest Racing
Mick Channon
BRONZE ANGEL (IRE)
7
Lady Tennant
Marcus Tregoning
CAN’T CHANGE IT (IRE)
5
Fitri Hay
David Simcock
CARRY ON DERYCK
4
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor
CELESTIAL PATH (IRE)
4
Gordon Woodall & Prof C Tisdall
Sir Mark Prescott Bt
CHEVALLIER
4
Tim Dykes
Karl Burke
CHIL THE KITE
7
Hazel Lawrence & Graham Doyle
Hughie Morrison
CZECH IT OUT (IRE)
6
George Materna
Amanda Perrett
DARK EMERALD (IRE)
6
K Rhatigan
Brendan Powell
DONNCHA (IRE)
5
David Bannon
Robert Eddery
EARTH DRUMMER (IRE)
6
R G Fell
David Loughnane
EMELL
6
Derek And Jean Clee
Richard Hannon
ENLACE
4
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston
EXAMINER (IRE)
5
DJM Racing
Stuart Williams
FELIX LEITER
4
Tim Dykes & Elaine Burke
Karl Burke
FIELDSMAN (USA)
4
Chelsea Thoroughbreds – Lazenby
George Scott
FRANKLIN D (USA)
4
Bill & Tim Gredley
Michael Bell
GABRIAL’S KAKA (IRE)
6
Dr Marwan Koukash
Richard Fahey
GLORY AWAITS (IRE)
6
John Cook
David Simcock
GOLD PRINCE (IRE)
4
Jeff Smith
Sylvester Kirk
GORING (GER)
4
G C Stevens
Eve Johnson Houghton
GRAND INQUISITOR
4
Sir Alex Ferguson & Peter Done
Sir Michael Stoute
HAALICK (IRE)
3
Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum
Roger Varian
HEATSTROKE (IRE)
4
Fitri Hay
Charles Hills
HERE COMES WHEN (IRE)
6
Fitri Hay
Andrew Balding
HORS DE COMBAT
5
Chris van Hoorn Racing
James Fanshawe
ICE SLICE (IRE)
5
The MacDougall Two
James Eustace
IMSHIVALLA (IRE)
5
Pow Partnership
Richard Fahey
INSTANT ATTRACTION (IRE)
5
United We Stand
Jedd O’Keeffe
JACK’S REVENGE (IRE)
8
PJL Racing
George Baker
JAILAWI (IRE)
5
Saeed H Altayer
Ismail Mohammed
JALLOTA
5
Fitri Hay
Charles Hills
KELINNI (IRE)
8
Amplitudo Partnership
Kevin Ryan
KEYSTROKE
4
Susan Roy
Jeremy Noseda
KING’S PAVILION (IRE)
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston
KNIGHT OWL
6
Annabelle Condon
James Fanshawe
LAIDBACK ROMEO (IRE)
4
Robin Craddock
Clive Cox
LAT HAWILL (IRE)
5
Weldspec Glasgow Limited
Keith Dalgleish
MANSON
3
The Agincourt Partnership
Dominic Ffrench Davis
MASTER THE WORLD (IRE)
5
K Quinn/C Benham
David Elsworth
MELVIN THE GRATE (IRE)
6
Fromthestablescom & I A Balding
Andrew Balding
MOHAB
3
Khalid Mishref
Kevin Ryan
MONTSARRAT (IRE)
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston
MUFFRI’HA (IRE)
4
Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum
William Haggas
MUTAMAKKIN (USA)
4
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Sir Michael Stoute
MUTAWATHEA
5
Sultan Ali
Simon Crisford
MUWAARY
5
Hamdan Al Maktoum
John Gosden
ODE TO EVENING
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston
OH THIS IS US (IRE)
3
Team Wallop
Richard Hannon
ONE WORD MORE (IRE)
6
M J Macleod
Tim Easterby
OUT AND ABOUT (IRE)
3
The Starship Partnership
William Haggas
OUTER SPACE
5
Tony Taylor & Patrick Gage
Jamie Osborne
OUTLAW COUNTRY (IRE)
4
Godolphin
Charlie Appleby
PALAWAN
3
Potensis B’Stock, J Palmer-Brown & Ptnr
Richard Hannon
PERIL
5
Saeed H Altayer
Simon Crisford
PICK YOUR CHOICE
4
The Queen
William Haggas
RED AVENGER (USA)
6
The Hon R J Arculli
Gary Moore
RIFLESCOPE (IRE)
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston
ROOM KEY
4
The Picnic Partnership
Eve Johnson Houghton
SECRET BRIEF (IRE)
4
Godolphin
Charlie Appleby
SI SENOR (IRE)
5
Alan Pickering
Ed Vaughan
SIRIUS PROSPECT (USA)
8
Miss N Yarrow
Dean Ivory
SOLAR DEITY (IRE)
7
Hodsoll, Chapple-Hyam, Bryan Hirst Ltd
Jane Chapple-Hyam
SPRING OFFENSIVE (IRE)
4
A Rhodes Haulage And P Timmins
Richard Fahey
TABARRAK (IRE)
3
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Richard Hannon
THE WARRIOR (IRE)
4
The Warrior Partnership
Amanda Perrett
THIRD TIME LUCKY (IRE)
4
The Musley Bank Partnership & Partner
Richard Fahey
WELFORD
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston
WHAT ABOUT CARLO (FR)
5
Anthony Pye-Jeary
Eve Johnson Houghton
WHITE LAKE
4
Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum
Roger Varian
WHITMAN
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston
WILDE INSPIRATION (IRE)
5
Judy & Richard Peck
Julie Camacho
YATTWEE (USA)
3
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor
YOU’RE FIRED (IRE)
5
Market Avenue Racing Club & Tim Dykes
Karl Burke
ZHUI FENG (IRE)
3
John Connolly & Odile Griffith
Amanda Perrett
 
89 entries
The Qatar Stewards’ Cup
Heritage Handicap, £250,000 total prize fund. Qatar Goodwood Festival, Saturday, July 30, 6f. For three-year-olds and upwards. Lowest weight 8st, highest weight not less than 9st 10lb. Penalties: after July 2, a winner 6lb. Entries closed June 28, entries revealed June 29 (115 entries), scratchings deadline July 12, five-day confirmations July 25, final declarations 10am July 28. Maximum field of 28.
Animal
Age
Owner
Trainer
A MOMENTOFMADNESS
3
Tony Wechsler & Ann Plummer
Charles Hills
ALBEN STAR (IRE)
8
J K Shannon & M A Scaife
Richard Fahey
ARCTIC FEELING (IRE)
8
Percy / Green Racing 2
Richard Fahey
B FIFTY TWO (IRE)
7
Gary and Linnet Woodward
Charles Hills
BACCARAT (IRE)
7
Godolphin
Charlie Appleby
BALLYMORE CASTLE (IRE)
4
Middleham Park Racing XXVI
Richard Fahey
BARNET FAIR
8
Donald Wheatley
David Nicholls
BLAINE
6
Lady O’Reilly
David Nicholls
BOOMERANG BOB (IRE)
7
The Melbourne 10
Jamie Osborne
BOOMSHACKERLACKER (IRE)
6
PJL Racing
George Baker
BOWSON FRED
4
Mrs A Jarvis
Michael Easterby
BRANDO
4
Mrs Angie Bailey
Kevin Ryan
BUCKSTAY (IRE)
6
Fitri Hay
Peter Chapple-Hyam
C NOTE (IRE)
3
Rick Barnes
Martyn Meade
CELEBRATION
3
Bearstone Stud Limited
Richard Fahey
CHARLES MOLSON
5
Trolley Action
Patrick Chamings
CLASSIC SENIORITY
4
D & S Woodall
Marjorie Fife
CLEAR SPRING (IRE)
8
H James
John Spearing
CONFESSIONAL
9
Bearstone Stud Limited
Tim Easterby
COOL BAHAMIAN (IRE)
5
L R Godfrey & R F Johnson Houghton
Eve Johnson Houghton
COULSTY (IRE)
5
Lord Vestey
Richard Hannon
DANCING STAR
3
J C Smith
Andrew Balding
DINKUM DIAMOND (IRE)
8
Eight Star Syndicate
Henry Candy
DIRECT TIMES (IRE)
5
Allan Belshaw
Peter Chapple-Hyam
DOUBLE UP
5
Alan Spence & Michael Spence
Roger Varian
DOUGAN
4
Shropshire Wolves
David Evans
DUKE OF FIRENZE
7
Adlam,Damary-Thompson,Wilson,Griffiths
David Griffiths
EL VIENTO (FR)
8
John Nicholls Ltd/David Kilburn
Richard Fahey
ELEUTHERA
4
Guy Reed Racing
Kevin Ryan
ELYSIAN FLYER (IRE)
4
The Low Flyers
Richard Hughes
ESCALATING
4
The Horse Watchers
Michael Appleby
EXCEED THE LIMIT
3
Sultan Ali
Robert Cowell
EXTRASOLAR
6
Odile Griffith & John Connolly
Amanda Perrett
FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN (IRE)
7
Palatinate Thoroughbred Racing Limited
Michael Wigham
FARLOW (IRE)
8
Red Sky Partnership 1
Richard Fahey
FAST TRACK
5
Raymond Miquel
David Barron
FIFTYSHADESOFGREY (IRE)
5
Team Fifty
George Baker
G FORCE (IRE)
5
Equinegrowthpartners Syndicate
Adrian Keatley IRE
GAMESOME (FR)
5
T & P Stephenson, S Wibberley, R Bradley
Paul Midgley
GEORGE BOWEN (IRE)
4
M A Scaife
Richard Fahey
GLEN MOSS (IRE)
7
Ritchie Fiddes
Michael Dods
GO FAR
6
R West
Alan Bailey
GOLDEN STEPS (FR)
5
M A A Al-Mannai
Marco Botti
GRANDAD’S WORLD (IRE)
4
Dean Hardman and Stella Hardman
Richard Fahey
GREEN DOOR (IRE)
5
Fitri Hay
Robert Cowell
GROWL
4
Dr Marwan Koukash
Richard Fahey
HANDSOME DUDE
4
W D & Mrs D A Glover
David Barron
HILLBILLY BOY (IRE)
6
Macguire’s Bloodstock Ltd
Tom Dascombe
HOLD TIGHT
4
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor
HOOF IT
9
A Chandler & L Westwood
Michael Easterby
HOOFALONG
6
A Chandler, L Westwood, D & Y Blunt
Michael Easterby
HUMIDOR (IRE)
9
Delancey
George Baker
HUNTSMANS CLOSE
6
Brook House
Roger Charlton
IBN MALIK (IRE)
3
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Charles Hills
ISEEMIST (IRE)
5
K Marsden
John Gallagher
JAMESIE (IRE)
8
D Lavelle
David Marnane
JOEY’S DESTINY (IRE)
6
Delancey
George Baker
KADRIZZI (FR)
3
A Chapman & Wentdale Limited
Dean Ivory
KIBAAR
4
Course & Distance Racing 1
Kevin Ryan
KICKBOXER (IRE)
5
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor
KIMBERELLA
6
C Titcomb
David Nicholls
KING OF ROOKS
3
Al Shaqab Racing
Richard Hannon
LEXINGTON ABBEY
5
Middleham Park Racing XIX
Kevin Ryan
LIGHTNING CHARLIE
4
Lightning Charlie Partnership
Amanda Perrett
LOG OUT ISLAND (IRE)
3
Godolphin
Richard Hannon
MISTERIOSO (IRE)
4
Mrs E Solomentseva
Jamie Osborne
MONT KIARA (FR)
3
JCG Chua & CK Ong 1
Kevin Ryan
MOONRAKER
4
Christopher Wright & Miss Emily Asprey
Mick Channon
MUIR LODGE
5
Turf Club 2014
George Baker
MUKAYNIS (IRE)
5
Quinn & Co
Kevin Ryan
MULLIONHEIR
4
Simon Malcolm
John Best
MUSICAL COMEDY
5
The Magnificent Seven
Mike Murphy
NEW BIDDER
5
Mrs June Watts
David Barron
NINJAGO
6
Taylor’s Bloodstock Ltd
Paul Midgley
NUNO TRISTAN (USA)
4
Nick Bradley Racing 16
Richard Fahey
OCEAN SHERIDAN (IRE)
4
J Blackburn & A Turton
Michael Dods
ORION’S BOW
5
T J Swiers
David Nicholls
OUTBACK TRAVELLER (IRE)
5
Lordship Stud & Mrs J Morley
Robert Cowell
PADDY POWER (IRE)
3
M Scaife & R A Fahey
Richard Fahey
PATRICK (IRE)
4
Mrs A M Riney
Richard Fahey
PERFECT PASTURE
6
S Hull, S Hollings & D Swales
Michael Easterby
PETTOCHSIDE
7
P Cook
John Bridger
POYLE VINNIE
6
C L Bacon
Michael Appleby
PROJECTION
3
The Royal Ascot Racing Club
Roger Charlton
RAUCOUS
3
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing(Melbourne)
William Haggas
RED PIKE (IRE)
5
Sir Alex Ferguson, P Deal & G Lowe
Bryan Smart
RELATED
6
Taylor’s Bloodstock Ltd
Paul Midgley
RIDGE RANGER (IRE)
5
Con Harrington
Eric Alston
RIGHT TOUCH
6
Nicholas Wrigley & Kevin Hart
Richard Fahey
RIO RONALDO (IRE)
4
The Castaways
Mike Murphy
RIVELLINO
6
Melba Bryce
Karl Burke
ROUDEE
4
Edwards Hughes Jenkins Roberts & Partner
Tom Dascombe
RUWAIYAN (USA)
7
Saeed Manana
James Tate
SECRET MISSILE
6
Ms Clare Salmon
Gary Moore
SEE THE SUN
5
C H Stevens
Tim Easterby
SEEKING MAGIC
8
The Seekers
Clive Cox
SHAMSHON (IRE)
5
Michael Buckley
Jamie Osborne
SHARED EQUITY
5
Caron & Paul Chapman
Jedd O’Keeffe
SIR ROBERT CHEVAL
5
Heart of the South Racing
Robert Cowell
SOIE D’LEAU
4
FATJ Partnership
Kristin Stubbs
SOLAR FLAIR
4
Art Of Racing & The Kimber Family
William Knight
SON OF AFRICA
4
One Too Many Partners
Henry Candy
SPRING LOADED (IRE)
4
Rowley Racing
Paul D’Arcy
STEADY PACE
3
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor
STELLARTA
5
Vincent Ward
Michael Blanshard
SUZI’S CONNOISSEUR
5
Qatar Racing Limited
Stuart Williams
SWIFT APPROVAL (IRE)
4
Middleham Park Racing XLIX
Kevin Ryan
TANEEN (USA)
3
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Roger Varian
TANZEEL (IRE)
5
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Charles Hills
TATLISU (IRE)
6
Middleham Park Racing LIV
Richard Fahey
TOOFI (FR)
5
Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar
Robert Cowell
TUPI (IRE)
4
Michael Kerr-Dineen & Martin Hughes
Richard Hannon
WITHERNSEA (IRE)
5
Tiffin Sandwiches Limited
Richard Fahey
YEEOOW (IRE)
7
Ontoawinner 7 & Mrs E Burke
Karl Burke
YOUNG JOHN (IRE)
3
Mrs A M Riney
Richard Fahey
 
115 entries
1 Irish-trained
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