Thursday 19 April 2018

Brendan Bracken to make swift return to track

Jockey Colin Keane with Brendan Brackan in the winners enclosure after winning the Topaz Mile Handicap
Jockey Colin Keane with Brendan Brackan in the winners enclosure after winning the Topaz Mile Handicap

Yesterday's Galway Festival winner Brendan Bracken is set to make a swift reappearance after being declared for Friday's Betfred Mile at Goodwood.

Trainer Ger Lyons is keen to cash in on his charge's good form following his impressive success in the Topaz Mile at the Ballybrit track.

Lyons is anticipating a substantial hike in the handicap for the four-year-old following his eight-and-a-half-length romp and would sooner turn out again quickly under a 3lb penalty in Sussex.

He tweeted: "We have declared Brendan Bracken for the Betfred Mile on Friday at Goodwood. Drawn 12, felt it a free bet as his rating may rise today!"

Colin Keane, who rode the horse at Galway, will be aboard again and claims a useful 5lb.

Boom And Bust is another who will make a quickfire return to the track after finishing a close-up third in Tuesday's Lennox Stakes at Goodwood.

Marcus Tregoning has declared the six-year-old again for the race he won in 2011.

Other leading contenders include Richard Hannon's Wentworth, the Andrew Balding-trained Stirring Ballad, Britainnia fifth Cape Peron and Bunbury Cup victor Field Of Dream.

Last Saturday's International winner Galician is another who has another quick outing and is one of three contenders for Mark Johnston, along with Es Que Love and one-time Classic contender Windhoek.

St Moritz and Haafaguinea are the reserve runners at this stage with a maximum field of 20 declared.

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