Quite a decent sprint handicap to open the card and the vote goes to RUN FOR THE HILLS ahead of Mac Gille Eoin and Parisian Pyramid. The selection hails from the in form John Gosden yard that have winners at this track. His speedily bred son of Oasis Dream made a satisfactory seasonal reappearance behind subsequent Duke Of York winner Prime Defender. He pulled far too hard that day and simply couldn't sustain his effort in the last furlong. The freshness should now be taken out of him and if settling better he can make his presence felt on a track he's gone well on before. Mac Gille Eoin is another horse that likes Goodwood having posted many decent efforts here. He is a course and distance winner and has to be respected on these undulating tracks as he really comes alive on them. Parisian Pyramid is a horse that has suffered because of his consistency. He hasn't got his head in front since his two-year-old days when winning here. He is sure to run well but weather he gets his head in front remains to be seen. Rileyskeepingfaith won his latest start but will do well to win today from his revised mark so we will return to Run For The Hills for the victory.
Rileyskeepingfaith 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, squeezed through to chase leaders inside final furlong, driven and ran on to lead final 50 yards, won at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Shifting Star (8-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Run For The Hills 13-2 (9-0) Held up in rear and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 5l behind Prime Defender (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gf.
Mac Gille Eoin 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Prime Defender (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gf.
Son of The Cat (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 6l behind Prohibit (9-4) at Kempton 6f stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Mar.
Spitfire 4-1 (9-4) Keen early, tracked leaders, switched right to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out (flag start), won at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Apr beating Kerrys Requiem (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Jonny Mudball 12-1 (8-10) Never better than mid-division, 21st of 23, 16l behind Hawkeyethenoo (8-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 8l behind Masamah (8-6) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Freeforaday (USA) 14-1 (8-12) In touch, effort to have chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 11l behind Jack My Boy (8-4) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Jarrow (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Keen, led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Cockney Class (8-9) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.