Excelebration among high-class field for Goodwood’s Celebration Mile

EXCELEBRATION is one of the few horses to have got Frankel out of his comfort zone this season - albeit very fleetingly, in the Greenham in April – and he heads a high-class entry of 35 horses for the Betfair Celebration Mile at Goodwood on August 27.

He further cemented his growing reputation with a six-length win in the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Poet’s Voice bids to follow up his 4½-length win in this race last year and he heads seven entries for Godolphin, who also have the likes of Delegator and Rio De La Plata in the race.

Excelebration and Poet’s Voice are Timeform’s top-rated horses in the line-up.

Aidan O’Brien has entered Zoffany, who got to within three-quarters of a length of Frankel in the St James’ Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Other notable entries include Richard Hannon’s Strong Suit, who steps back up in trip after an impressive win in the 7f Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.