Golden Mile 2018: Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

The Golden Mile is one of the most competitive races of the week at Goodwood
The Golden Mile is one of the most competitive races of the week at Goodwood
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Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to Friday's Golden Mile, and pick out their 1-2-3...

"Well drawn and Ryan Moore booked so plenty to recommend him..."

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1. ZHUI FENG (Non Runner)

2. MASTER THE WORLD (David Elsworth/Jim Crowley)
Enjoyed productive all-weather campaign, including when awarded Winter Derby at Lingfield (10f) in February. However, not scored since and was well held back in handicap company last time.

3. SOUTH SEAS (Andrew Balding/Oisin Murphy)
Useful two-year-old whose 2017 campaign never got off the ground. Shaped better last twice but may need some more respite from the handicapper.

4. HORS DE COMBAT (Denis Coakley/Fran Berry)
Ended long losing run when landing Meydan handicap over this trip in February. Solid sixth in Royal Hunt Cup last time but current mark leaves little room for manoeuvre.

5. REPERCUSSION (Charlie Fellowes/Richard Kingscote)
Found improvement when bagging heavy-ground handicap at Nottingham in May but was well beaten at Royal Ascot last time and makes limited appeal.

6. ESCOBAR (David O'Meara/Daniel Tudhope)
Bordering on smart for Hugo Palmer and back in the winning groove for this yard at Haydock (8f) in June. Fine second in Sandown handicap since and must enter calculations.

7. FIRMAMENT (David O'Meara/Martin Harley)
A long time between drinks but all his ability remains intact, catching the eye again when running out of the room at Ascot last week. Can get involved if things drop right.

8. CAPE BYRON (Roger Varian/Andrea Atzeni)
Low-mileage four-year-old who shaped better much than the bare result when mid-field in Royal Hunt Cup last time. Likely we haven't seen the best of him yet and is one to consider.

9. SENIORITY (William Haggas/Ryan Moore)
Landed back-to-back Chelmsford handicaps (both 8f) before respectable eighth in Royal Hunt Cup last time. Well drawn and Ryan Moore booked so plenty to recommend him.

10. BORDERFORCE (Karl Burke/Gerald Mosse)
Useful performer in France, successful five times over 7f/1m. No real impact on UK debut last month, however, and present mark looks high enough.

11. SHADY MCCOY (Ian Williams/Robert Havlin)
Won two big-field 7f handicaps last autumn and right back on track of late, finishing near the front of the less favoured group at Ascot last week. Likely to give another good account.

12. ORIGINAL CHOICE (William Haggas/James Doyle)
Returned to winning ways at Wetherby over this trip in May and back on song when third at this course (9.9f) three days ago. Each-way player.

13. FIRE BRIGADE (Michael Bell/William Buick)
Four-time winner last year who got back on track when second at Haydock (8.2f) in April. Shaped well at Newcastle since and merits consideration.

14. ZWAYYAN (Andrew Balding/Jason Watson)
Another creditable effort when fifth in handicap at Sandown last time but looks rather summed up by his mark at present.

15. C NOTE (Heather Main/David Egan)
Back on the scoreboard at Wolverhampton in March. Well held all three starts since, however.

16. MYTHICAL MADNESS (David O'Meara/Harry Bentley)
Ended long losing run at Haydock (8f) last month and posted creditable fifth in Ayr follow-up bid subsequently. Fairly treated with just 3 lb penalty to carry but others preferred. Visor back on.

17. THIRD TIME LUCKY (Richard Fahey/Paul Hanagan)
Took advantage of a drop in the weights when taking soft-ground handicap at York (7.9f) seven days ago. This looks much tougher, but can't be ruled out.

18. HAYADH (Rebecca Bastiman/Joe Fanning)
Below par in recent starts and is hard to recommend in a competitive heat such as this.

19. ISOMER (Andrew Balding/Franny Norton)
Bounced back following low-key York effort when getting on top close home at Chelmsford in June. Well held back on turf since, however, and makes limited appeal.

20. MASHAM STAR (Mark Johnston/P. J. McDonald)
Won handicap at Windsor (8.1f) in June and back on song when fourth in handicap here (7f) two days ago. However, plenty more on his plate in this company.

21. POET'S SOCIETY (Mark Johnston/TBC)
Last month's course victory was one of five this year. Handicapper may be in charge now, though, and only tenth in weaker race here two days ago.

22. MANSON (Dominic Ffrench Davis/Reserve)
Not scored for some time and was below par at Sandown last month.

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