James Turner has done a brilliant job with Bondi Beach Boy, who has now won six times since May and gone up 25lb in the process. Four of those victories have come over Beverley's stiff track but he's also won here and will take some beating. Chosen One completed a hat-trick in the spring and returned to form at Pontefract last time but he's now on his highest mark since 2011. WASEEM FARIS doesn't win often enough and it's over a year since he was last successful. But that was at York from a 4lb higher mark and his penultimate run on ground with some give at Goodwood suggests he can take this. Oil Strike completed a double in slightly lower grade and looks poorly handicapped but there are plenty of other threats in a tight handicap including Waking Warrior, still a maiden on Turf after 23 starts but three times an all-weather winner and looking on a very fair mark.
Oil Strike 11-2 (8-9) Held up in rear, driven and headway over 1f out, no impression and one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Noodles Blue Boy (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Bondi Beach Boy 9-2fav (9-6) Pressed leader, led over 1f out, held on gamely, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Ypres (9-3) by hd, 11 ran.
Waking Warrior 6-1 (8-10) Behind, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Ziggy Lee (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Da'quonde (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) In touch centre, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no impression in 3rd final 110 yards, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Perfect Pasture (8-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Come On Dave (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Took keen hold soon led, clear 2f out, ridden and edged right from over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Chosen One (8-12) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) Raced stands' side, in touch, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 15, 1l behind Cheviot (9-5) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Chunky Diamond (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) Raced stands' side, always beind, 14th of 15, 8l behind Cheviot (9-5) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Algar Lad (9-0) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Eland Ally 12-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Steel Rain (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Go Go Green (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 6th of 9, 3l behind Flighty Clarets (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Chosen One (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Broke smartly steadied back to track leaders, chased clear leader halfway, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Phoenix Clubs (9-5) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Kyzer Chief 33-1 (8-5) Raced far side and prominent, ridden 2f out, no chance inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Whozthecat (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug '12.