A couple of recent winners have come out of the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood. AMBIANCE finished third in this year's renewal with Sleeper King in close attendance and Reroute well beaten. There was cut in the ground on that occasion so Mick Channon's colt is expected to handle today's going and is just preferred to Wind Fire. The latter beat Excel's Beauty in a Listed race before finding a couple too good in the Lowther at York. Fast is progressive and will handle soft ground, though she still has something to prove at this level and Richard Hughes prefers the Richmond Stakes third Thunder Strike. Extortionist had an off-day in France last time but the Ascot Listed winner is not out of this back over the minimum trip.
Ambiance (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Led and soon edged left over to stands' side rail, strongly pressed and headed over 1f out, soon dropped to 4th and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Sudirman (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Extortionist (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) last of 9, 13l behind Vorda (8-12) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Green Door (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Led far side quartet, clear overall 2f out, ridden and headed in group 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 19, 7l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Sleeper King (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in centre, hung left towards far side group 2f out, stayed on to 2nd in group inside fnal furlong, until close home, 4th of 19, 2 1/2l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Thunder Strike 7-1 (9-2) Raced far side, chased leader, ridden to lead group 1f out and stayed on, not pace of winner near side and just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 19, 2l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Excel's Beauty 11-4 (8-9) Raced keenly, led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Hot Streak (9-0) at York 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Aug.
Fast 7-2 (9-0) Led to post, made all, edged right from over 1f out, ran on well, won at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) fm in Jul beating Scruffy Tramp (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 3 ran.
Reroute (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Chased leader in centre, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened quickly and eased final furlong, last of 9, 8l behind Lucky Kristale (9-1) at York 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug.
Wind Fire (USA) 9-2 (8-12) Chased leaders in centre, ridden and very chance 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, almost snatched 2nd but not pace of winner, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Lucky Kristale (9-1) at York 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug.