Glorious Goodwood: Chapple-Hyam eyes Betfred Mile chance with Bertie

Stirring Ballad, seen winning at Glorious in 2012, is one of the early favourites for the Betfred Mile Picture by Malcolm Wells
Stirring Ballad, seen winning at Glorious in 2012, is one of the early favourites for the Betfred Mile Picture by Malcolm Wells

Captain Bertie could have his first start for Newmarket trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam in the £130,000 Betfred Mile on day four of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, August 2.

The five-year-old, formerly with Lambourn handler Charlie Hills, changed hands for 50,000 guineas at the Tattersalls July Sale last week and is among 66 confirmations for Goodwood’s richest handicap, details of which are revealed today.

He finished down the field in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot on his final start for Hills in June, but had previously captured a valuable mile handicap at Chester in May.

Chapple-Hyam said: “Captain Bertie has settled in fantastically well. He has not left an oat, so I am very pleased. If we have some rain, he will be running in the Betfred Mile.

“I was very keen to get him at the sales. He has a good physique, his form, particularly with give in the ground, is very good and he seems to have a good attitude and temperament.

“I think there is a big race in him but he definitely wants some give in the ground to be seen at his best.”

Captain Bertie, who has 8st 13lb in the Betfred Mile, is a 25/1 chance with sponsor Betfred. The maximum number of runners allowed is 20 and Captain Bertie is 28th in the list of weights at the moment.

The weights are topped by Marcus Tregoning’s 2011 Betfred Mile hero Boom And Bust (16/1), who also has the option of running in the bet365 Lennox Stakes over seven furlongs on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood, Tuesday, July 30.

Betfred makes the Andrew Balding-trained Stirring Ballad, a winner at Glorious Goodwood last year, its 7/1 joint market leader along with lightly-raced three-year-old Wentworth, trained by Goodwood’s leading handler Richard Hannon. Other notable contenders include Royal Hunt Cup victor Belgian Bill (12/1) and recent Bunbury Cup scorer Field Of Dream (10/1).

Latest betting from Betfred: 7/1 Stirring Ballad, Wentworth; 10/1 Danchai, Field Of Dream; 12/1 Belgian Bill, Cape Peron, Dance and Dance; 14/1 Ashaadd, Dream Tune, Fast Or Free, Fury, Haafaguinea, My Freedom, Nine Realms, Queensberry Rules, Tarikhi, Trade Commissioner, Windhoek; 16/1 Arsaadi, Boom And Bust, Two For Two; 20/1 Asatir, Brae Hill, Es Que Love, Famous Poet, Jack’s Revenge, Lockwood, Mabait, Pintura, Sandagiyr, Sirius Prospect; 25/1 Brendan Brackan, Capaill Liath, Captain Bertie, Ehtedaam, Fire Ship, Galician, Head of Steam, Les Troyens, Pied A Terre, Santefisio, Set the Trend, Spa’s Dancer, Trader Jack, Trail Blaze, Vainglory, Viewpoint; 33/1 Albaqaa, Boots And Spurs, Hi There, Justonefortheroad, Lord Ofthe Shadows, Muharrib, Postscript, Rebellious Guest, Shebebi, St Moritz, Swiftly Done, Well Painted; 40/1 Ayaar, Be Perfect, Common Touch, Flashlight, Noble Citizen, Related; 66/1 Steelriver

Each-Way 1/4 the Odds A Place 1-2-3-4. All Quoted. Ante Post Rules Apply

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Class 2, £130,000 Total Prize Fund. One Mile. 3.05pm Goodwood, Friday, August 2, 2013.For three-year-olds and upwards. For 3yo+, one mile. Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; lowest weight 8st. Penalties: after July 6, a winner 3lb; a winner of 2 races 6lb. Entries closed July 2, entries revealed July 3 (75 entries), weights revealed July 10, scratchings deadline noon, July 16 (66 remain), six-day confirmation stage July 27, final declaration stage 10.00am, Wednesday, July 31. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys & are correct up to & including the racing Monday, July 15. May not include some overseas form. The top-weight is rated 106.

BOOM AND BUST (IRE) 6-9-10 Jas Singh Marcus Tregoning

LOCKWOOD 4 -9-09 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

PINTURA 6-9-09 Michael Beaumont Kevin Ryan

SANTEFISIO 7-9-08 Weldspec Glasgow Limited Keith Dalgleish

BRENDAN BRACKAN (IRE) 4-9-08 Anamoine Ltd Ger Lyons IRE

TRADE COMMISSIONER (IRE) 5-9-08 Lady Rothschild John Gosden

SIRIUS PROSPECT (USA) 5-9-06 Miss N Yarrow Dean Ivory

SANDAGIYR (FR) 5-9-06 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

FIELD OF DREAM 6-9-05 (3lb Ex) Ken Gundlach Jamie Osborne

BELGIAN BILL 5-9-05 PJL, Cooper & Baker George Baker

ES QUE LOVE (IRE) 4-9-05 Crone Stud Farms Ltd Mark Johnston

TWO FOR TWO (IRE) 5-9-04 High Hopes Partnership David O’Meara

MY FREEDOM (IRE) 5-9-03 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

ARSAADI (IRE) 4-9-03 Sultan Ali William Haggas

PIED A TERRE (AUS) 5-9-03 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

FURY 5-9-02 Cheveley Park Stud William Haggas

SET THE TREND 7-9-02 Corbett Stud David O’Meara

SPA’S DANCER (IRE) 6-9-01 The MacDougall Two James Eustace

WINDHOEK 3-9-01 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

STIRRING BALLAD 4-9-01 George Strawbridge Andrew Balding

FIRE SHIP 4-9-01 IGP Partnership & Peter Winkworth William Knight

FAST OR FREE 4-9-00 Ian and Christine Beard William Haggas

LES TROYENS 5-9-00 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

DANCHAI 4-8-13 (3lb Ex) Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar William Haggas

ASATIR (USA) 4-8-13 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

DREAM TUNE 4-8-13 Al Asayl Bloodstock Ltd Clive Cox

CAPTAIN BERTIE (IRE) 5-8-13 Invictus Racing Jane Chapple-Hyam

DANCE AND DANCE (IRE) 7-8-12 Mohammed Rashid Ed Vaughan

BRAE HILL (IRE) 7-8-12 Dr Marwan Koukash Richard Fahey

CAPE PERON 3-8-12 The Earl Cadogan Henry Candy

FAMOUS POET (IRE) 4-8-12 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

QUEENSBERRY RULES (IRE) 3-8-11 Liam Sheridan William Haggas

NINE REALMS 4-8-11 Mr & Mrs D Hearson William Haggas

ASHAADD (IRE) 3-8-11 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Roger Varian

REBELLIOUS GUEST 4-8-10 John Guest Racing George Margarson

GALICIAN 4-8-10 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

WENTWORTH (IRE) 3-8-10 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Richard Hannon

JUSTONEFORTHEROAD 7-8-10 The Pontoon Partnership Richard Fahey

BOOTS AND SPURS 4-8-10 Colin Bryce Elaine Burke

ST MORITZ (IRE) 7-8-09 Billy Hughes David O’Meara

HAAFAGUINEA 3-8-09 Olive Shaw Clive Cox

JACK’S REVENGE (IRE) 5-8-09 PJL Racing George Baker

VIEWPOINT (IRE) 4-8-09 The Heffer Syndicate Richard Hannon

AYAAR (IRE) 3-8-09 Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum Mick Channon

POSTSCRIPT (IRE) 5-8-08 (3lb Ex) Dr Marwan Koukash David Simcock

CAPAILL LIATH (IRE) 5-8-08 T A Rahman Kevin Ryan

TRAIL BLAZE (IRE) 4-8-08 Julian and Rosie Richer Kevin Ryan

HEAD OF STEAM (USA) 6-8-08 George Materna Amanda Perrett

SWIFTLY DONE (IRE) 6-8-08 D Watts, Miss C King, J Syme & M Syme Declan Carroll

VAINGLORY (USA) 9-8-08 David Simcock David Simcock

TRADER JACK 4 -8-07 John Deer Roger Charlton

COMMON TOUCH (IRE) 5-8-07 Broughton Thermal Insulation Willie Musson

HI THERE (IRE) 4-8-06 Market Avenue Racing Club Ltd Richard Fahey

TARIKHI (USA) 3-8-06 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

MABAIT 7-8-06 Khalifa Dasmal David Simcock

BE PERFECT (USA) 4-8-05 David Nicholls David Nicholls

SHEBEBI (USA) 3-8-05 Hamdan Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

WELL PAINTED (IRE) 4-8-05 Options O Syndicate William Haggas

LORD OFTHE SHADOWS (IRE) 4-8-04 Richard Hitchcock Alan King Richard Hannon

EHTEDAAM (USA) 4-8-04 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

MUHARRIB (IRE) 3-8-02 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

NOBLE CITIZEN (USA) 8-8-01 Khalifa Dasmal David Simcock

ALBAQAA 8-8-01 Racing To The Max P J O’Gorman

STEELRIVER (IRE) 3-7-10 BNT Racing James Bethell

FLASHLIGHT (IRE) 3-7-10 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

RELATED 3-7-08 Al Asayl Bloodstock Ltd Clive Cox

66 entries remain after July 16 scratchings’deadline