Wordiness is back on a winning mark but has yet to score on Turf. Royal Sea is 4lb higher than when scoring over track and trip last month but makes more appeal than My Lord, a recent winner over hurdles. Jamaica Grande and Dark Ruler have been running well over 1m2f but this is much tougher than Precision Strike's latest task at Wolverhampton. In contrast, this is less competitive than the race MISTER FIZZ won at Goodwood earlier this month so he gets the vote to go in again.
Wordiness 5-1 (9-12) Tracked leader 3f, stayed handy, ridden and not much room 2f out, one pace, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Shirataki (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Four Nations (USA) 7-2 (10-5) Mid-division, headway to track leaders, 4f out, ridden and weakened entering final 2f, 6th of 10, 25l behind Kings Troop (9-6) at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) hvy in Oct.
Mister Fizz 10-1 (8-7) Keen tracked leaders, short of room 6f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 8l behind Montefeltro (9-3) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
My Lord 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on wide outside over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, weakened, 7th of 14, 5l behind Opera Box (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Dark Ruler (IRE) 22-1 (9-10) Pushed along to lead after 1f, went 2nd 3f out, soon led, clear over 1f out, headed and not quicken final 125 yards, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Artful Prince (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Royal Sea (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, no chance with winner when hung right inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Getaway Car (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Gold Medal (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 11l behind Nearly Caught (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Jamaica Grande 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, switched sharply left well over 1f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd last stride, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Exclusive Waters (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Aegean Destiny 8-1 (8-13) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Sommersturm (9-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Berkeley Street (USA) 7-1 (8-12) In touch, headway when carried right over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Gold Chain (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Bold Assertion 33-1 (9-0) Awkward start, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well closing stages, never a threat, 4th of 9, 4l behind Miss Tiger Lily (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Precision Strike 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Our Golden Girl (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.