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Last Updated: 02/07/14 12:49pm

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Belgian Bill: Could head for Betfred Mile

Belgian Bill: Could head for Betfred Mile

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George Baker has three possibles among an entry of 83 for the Betfred Mile at Glorious Goodwood on August 1.

Baker may run Belgian Bill, Boomshackerlacker and Jack's Revenge in the £130,000 handicap, for which Horsted Keynes and Homage have been installed as joint-favourites by the sponsors.

Belgian Bill won the Royal Hunt Cup last year and was a luckless seventh in this year's renewal.

"The Betfred Mile is definitely an option for Belgian Bill. He has got options in the Bunbury Cup and the International Handicap on King George day in the meantime, but he runs well at Goodwood and it's definitely on the radar," said Baker.

"He was unlucky at Ascot and took the race very well - he didn't have a race really and could have run the next day to be honest.

"He seems in the form of his life and it would be fantastic if he could add another big handicap to last year's Hunt Cup. I think he deserves a big win again and the form he's in certainly gives me hope that it might be coming.

"Boomshackerlacker ran well in the Wolferton at Royal Ascot, but probably didn't quite get home over a mile and a quarter.

"Jack's Revenge keeps running well in all these big handicaps and wasn't beaten far when fifth in the Buckingham Palace. He has the same options as Belgian Bill and we will probably juggle them all. We have three in the race but it would be unlikely that they all run."

Other notable entries include Sir Michael Stoute's Abseil, Hors De Combat, Captain Cat, Mooharib and Chill The Kite.

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