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Favourites for Betfred Mile

A total of 79 horses go forward for the richest handicap of the week at Glorious Goodwood, the 130,000 Betfred Mile on Friday, August 1.

Two of the more intriguing runners are Buckingham Palace Handicap second Horsted Keynes (Roger Varian) and eye-catching Windsor victor Homage (William Haggas). Varian has also left in John Smith's Cup hero and potential top-weight Farraaj, while Roger Charlton could be represented by Captain Cat, who has not run since taking out the Ladbrokes All-Weather Mile impressively at Lingfield Park on Good Friday. Others prominent in the betting include 2012 Betfred Cambridgeshire winner Bronze Angel (Marcus Tregoning), who got back to winning ways at York on July 12, Britannia Handicap third Hors De Combat (James Fanshawe) and easy Sandown scorer Velox (Luca Cumani).

Latest prices: 10/1 Farraaj, Homage, Hors De Combat, Velox, 12/1 Abseil, Bronze Angel, Captain Cat, Golden Town, Horted Keynes, Moohaarib, Torchlighter