Afsare heads a field of eight in Celebration
Last Updated: August 22, 2013 11:06am
Afsare: Runs at Goodwood
Luca Cumani's Afsare heads a field of eight for Saturday's Betfair Celebration Mile at Goodwood.
The Group Two event represents the next step back up in class for Luca Cumani's gelding, who has misbehaved at the start on a number of occasions this season but was at his very best at Salisbury last week when winning the Sovereign Stakes with notable ease.
Standing in his path is last year's winner Premio Loco and the narrow runner-up Thistle Bird, with the former having a confidence-boosting victory at Newmarket and the latter running a fine second in the Nassau Stakes.
David Simcock has declared Trade Storm, who has been running in Group One company in the likes of the Queen Anne and Sussex Stakes while there is a French representative in the shape of Shamalgan.
Ismail Mohammed's Educate, who has not had the rub of the green in handicaps, Godolphin runner Aesop's Fables and Lady Cecil's Stipulate complete the line-up with Aidan O'Brien not declaring any of his trio, which included Most Improved and Cristoforo Colombo.