ITV Racing Preview: Can Duke of Hazzard retain Celebration Mile crown?
We take a look at the best of Saturday’s races
The ITV cameras are back on the road this weekend as they head to Goodwood, Newmarket and Windsor to capture the best of the action.
The Ladbrokes Celebration Mile will take centre stage as Duke of Hazzard looks to win it for the second year in a row.
And there are six other thrilling races to get stuck into on a jam-packed day of racing.
Ahead of the action, we’ve highlighted the key runners and riders to keep an eye on.
13:50 The Ladbrokes Prestige Stakes (Group 3)
14:25 Brian Chattaway Celebrating 50 Years at Ladbrokes Handicap
15:00 The Ladbrokes March Stakes (Group 3)
15:35 The Ladbrokes Celebration Mile Stakes (Group 2)
14:40 The August Stakes (Listed)
15:15 The Winter Hill Stakes (Group 3)
14:05 The Hopeful Stakes (Listed)
Pomelo will likely head the betting ahead of the race following an impressive debut win at Newbury over 7f. She should enjoy the step up in class but could face stiff competition from Happy Romance.
The latter has been on fire this year, winning the Super Sprint at Newbury before winning her last two outings at York. Sean Levey’s ride should stay over 7f.
Elsewhere, Isabella Giles will be looking to bounce back after finishing fourth in the Princess Margaret at Ascot. She won her first two outings cleanly at Leicester and Newbury.
After impressing behind Aspetar in the York Stakes, Fox Chairman is the likely favourite to win this 1m 2f contest. The colt was 1 1/2 lengths back that day but should find this field less competitive.
Sinjaari could be one to watch after winning a 22-runner handicap at York last month. Louis Steward’s ride produced a career best that day and could push on here.
Meanwhile, Extra Elusive won Haydock’s Rose of Lancaster Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths three weeks ago and the gelding could improve here.
After storming to victory last year, Duke of Hazzard is looking to become just the third horse ever to win the Celebration Mile for a second time. Last year’s winner was disappointing in the Sovereign Stakes but has a history of bouncing back.
Benbatl won twice in the Middle East earlier this year and he should go well despite a penalty. He smashed the opposition in a Group 2 at Newmarket last term and Oisin Murphy will be looking for a repeat performance.
Another horse that could challenge is Regal Reality, who shone when winning the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury earlier this month. He also came third in the Eclipse last term and will be one to watch here.
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