RACING: PUNTERS' GUIDE

Simon Holt of Channel 4 Racing analyses today's Celebration Mile at Goodwood
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Cape Cross: Best when fresh and returned from a three-month break to beat the Sussex Stakes runner-up, Docksider, in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Off the course since.

Almushtarak: A Group One regular - a good third here to Aljabr in the Sussex Stakes and then fourth to Royal Anthem in the Juddmonte International at York. Tends just to miss out and second to Muhtathir here last year.

Debbie's Warning: Successful in Kempton maiden in May but well beaten since. Plenty to find.

Josr Algarhoud: Won Gimcrack Stakes as a two-year-old and returned to beat Haami in a Group Three at Newcastle. Now facing a rise in class and distance but open to further improvement.

Wallace: Career-best effort in holding Haami by a short-head at Ascot last time. Course-and-distance winner but stiffest task yet.

Conclusion: It may pay to stick with proven class rather than potential so CAPE CROSS gets the vote. Josr Algarhoud is potentially very good but must prove himself at this level.

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