Elusive Flame is improving with experience and found only Free Verse too strong over C&D three weeks ago. David Elsworth's filly is a leading contender in this, as is Charitable Act who chased home Gerfalcon at Salisbury last time. But the fourth that day, SIR FREDLOT, will strip fitter here and is fancied to turn the tables on Willie Muir's charge and could be a bit of value with his favourable stall position. Amazing Storm is another to consider on his fourth at Goodwood, though it's not certain this drop in trip will suit, and Backtrade is also trying 6f for the first time having shown promise over 5f in his two runs to date.
Amazing Storm (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd and edged right 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 4l behind Nawwaar (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul.
Backtrade (IRE) 85-40 (9-3) Chased leading pair, ridden halfway, staying on when badly hampered and hit rail final 100 yards, not recover, 5th of 10, 4l behind Verbeeck (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Berlusca (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, switched right and headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Sanad (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Charitable Act (FR) 33-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Gerfalcon (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and effort over 2f out, stayed on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 17, 7l behind Sovereign Debt (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jun.
Derfenna Art (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Cordelia.
Finley Connolly (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt, chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 10, 9l behind Main Focus (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Jinker Noble Green Desert colt out of Depressed.
Laurel Lad (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, carried right by loose horse over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 22l behind Shamaal Nibras (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Look At Me Now Choisir colt out of Sweet Pickle.
Next Cry (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Pulled hard, tracked leader until 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 21l behind Jungle Beat (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Rainbow Chorus 16-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden after 2f, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 15l behind Otto The Great (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Red Quartet (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Sir Fredlot (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Gerfalcon (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Elegant Flight 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Safari Storm (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Elusive Flame 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Free Verse (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.