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Captain Bertie could run at Glorious Goodwood

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Captain Bertie hopes for success (©GettyImages)
Captain Bertie hopes for success (©GettyImages).

Captain Bertie could be set to make his first appearance under Newmarket trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam in the Betfred Mile on day four of Glorious Goodwood, according to Sky Sports.

Lambourn handler Charlie Hills was his previous owner, he sold the five-year-old for 50,000 guineas at the Tattersalls July sale last week, and he now joins 66 confirmations for the richest handicap at Goodwood.

The horse finished way down the field in his first appearance under Hills in June at the Royal Hunt Cup, at Royal Ascot. However, he had previously captured an impressive mile handicap at Chester in May.

"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." Chapple-Hyam told Sky Sports.

"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 is 28th in the list of weights at the moment, at 8st 13Ib. The maximum numbers of runners allowed is 20.

Contenders to win the Betfred Mile include a winner at Glorious Goodwood last year, the three-year-old Wentworth. The Royal Hunt Cup victor Belgian Bill and Bunbury Cup scorer Field Of Dream are also in the running. 

Notable absentees include David Livingston, Validus, Rockalong and Stepping Ahead.

 

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