KING'S WONDER's form at the track gives him an edge and he is preferred to Mujood, Makaamen, Saucy Brown and Purissima. William Muir has a strong team for Glorious Goodwood and this progressive son of King's Best is improving quickly. He started off the season with a comprehensive win at the track and whilst this will be a lot tougher, he should give a bold show with the ground likely to be ideal. Mister Hardy was hit by the handicapper for a hat-trick of wins in the Spring and this race looks a better option than handicaps, a comment that also applies to Something who was eased to a walk at York on Saturday. Spanish Bounty, Clifton Dancer and Moynahan all have something to prove over this trip, so of more interest may be the bottom-weight Purissima. She impressed on her debut at Warwick before running with credit when well-fancied for the Rockfel Stakes in October. She needs to show that she has trained on but must be an interesting contender. Saucy Brown has some solid handicap form to his name, along with Proclaim who steps up in trip today. More interesting is Makaamen who was bogged down at Haydock last time in heavy ground but on his previous Newbury and Doncaster wins he looks one to keep on the right side of. Top-weight Axiom went close at Sandown on his reappearance and Frankie Dettori looks a good jockey booking, however we are happy to stick with King's Wonder as the selection.
Axiom 16-1 (8-6) Raced stands side, raced towards rear of mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 25, 9l behind Forgotten Voice (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m (2) gf in Jun.
Baby Strange 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 5l behind Quest For Success (8-11) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Led, ridden inside final 2f, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Regal Parade (9-2) at Chester 7f Listed stks (1) gf.
Grand Vista 20-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, held up in 7th, hung right from 3f out, weakened 2f out and soon eased, tailed off, last of 8, 24l behind Tudor Key (8-9) at Lingfield 1m stks 0-90 (3) pol.
King's Wonder 12-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led travelling well 3f out, pushed along and quickened well clear final furlong, easily, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Councellor (8-8) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Mister Hardy 16-1 (8-13) Held up, headway approaching 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 17th of 19, 12l behind Plum Pudding (9-10) at Newmarket 7f hcap (2) gf.
Moynahan (USA) 9-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 15, 30l behind Yamal (9-1) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.
Mujood 25-1 (9-10) Led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Dancourt (8-8) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Noble Citizen (USA) 7-1 (9-9) With winner throughout, ridden over 2f out, rider's whip knocked out of his hand when every chance 100 yards out, no extra and edged right close home, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Mac Gille Eoin (9-13) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Something (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, well beaten over 1f out, last of 19, 26l behind Knot In Wood (9-4) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Spanish Bounty 33-1 (9-0) Held up, never troubled leaders, 15th of 19, 11l behind Plum Pudding (9-10) at Newmarket 7f hcap (2) gf.
Clifton Dancer 50-1 (9-2) Raced stands side, led group to 3f out, weakened 2f out, 27th of 29, 27l behind Giganticus (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Perfect Flight 14-1 (8-9) Behind, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 4th of 11, 8l behind Main Aim (9-3) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Makaamen 5-2fav (9-4) In touch and keen, ridden 2 over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 11l behind Exceptional Art (9-1) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in May.
Proclaim 20-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Total Gallery (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Saucy Brown (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Big Noise (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Purissima (USA) 4-1fav (8-12) Raced stand side, pulled hard, close up, ridden every chance entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 9l behind Lahaleeb (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (1) gd in Oct.