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GOODWOOD PREVIEW | The Group 2 Celebration Mile

Nine runners are declared in the one-mile contest at Goodwood on Saturday

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Three Group contests feature at Goodwood on Saturday, with the Celebration Mile heading the trio of top-class contests in West Sussex.

BENBATL (11/4) makes his seasonal reappearance for Saeed bin Suroor, after almost a year away from the track.

The seven-year-old was last seen finishing third behind Kameko in the Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket, which turned out to be his only start in Britain last year.

The son of Dubawi will need to blow the cobwebs away here, but he will be a tough nut to crack if he returns at his best.

CHINDIT (4/1) is dropped down from Group 1 level, but he could well strike in this company at Goodwood.

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Richard Hannon sends Chindit to Goodwood on Saturday

The three-year-old started the season well with success in the Greenham Stakes, before finishing fifth in the 2000 Guineas.

Richard Hannon’s colt hasn’t run badly in top-class company and this contest looks more at his level.

MUTASAABEQ (9/2) is still relatively unexposed for Charles Hill and the three-year-old makes only his second start over a mile.

The Invincible Spirit colt’s sole start over a mile came in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, finishing five and three quarters off the pace in seventh.

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Mutasaabeq aims to land some black type at Goodwood for Charles Hills

He has landed success on three of his five starts, but he will need to prove that he can make the step up in Graded company here.

PEROTTO (7/1) showed slight improvement when finishing third in the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury two weeks ago, while Paul & Oliver Cole’s DUKE OF HAZZARD (12/1) is dropped back down to a mile after running out of steam in the Strensall Stakes at York last week.

HAPPY POWER (12/1) bounced back to form at Goodwood when finishing half a length behind Kinross in the Lennox Stakes for Andrew Balding and Ed Walker’s STORMY ANTARCTIC (14/1) is given another chance in Group company after showing some consistency in Listed competition this season.

Mutasaabeq’s stablemate POGO (18/1) aims to bounce back to form after a stint in Group 1 company, while Amanda Perrett’s LAVENDER’S BLU (20/1) aims to land her first success on turf in over two years.

GOODWOOD SELECTIONS:

  • Chindit @ 4/1
  • Happy Power E/W @ 12/1

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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