John Dunlop has kept GOODWOOD MAESTRO at home since a debut success at the Sussex track back in May and the Piccolo colt is taken to win again when fresh here, while Treadwell is very much respected. The selection was the ready scorer in a fast ground maiden that day and is a very nicely bred juvenile. There is no reason why he won't act on this surface and he is clearly open to plenty of improvement, so he gets the verdict. Treadwell was another debut winner when he obliged at Sandown shortly after the selection had first seen a racecourse. He was not disgraced in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and has earned his mark of 98, so he will not be easy to beat, but is vulnerable to an improver. Next best looks to be Bagamoyo, yet another debut victor, who has twice since made the frame in races that were not as strong as this and he looks tricast material. Perfect Ch'I returns to what is a more suitable trip, although this surface might be quicker than ideal on her first try, while I Am That looks the pick of the other pair of runners. Goodwood Maestro can call the tune.
Bagamoyo Evensfav (9-7) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon headed, not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Radio City (8-9) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Goodwood Maestro 11-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and always going well, effort 2f out, shaken up over 1f out, led final 100 yards, ran on well, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May beating Footstepsofspring (9-3) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
I Am That (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Ramamara (8-11) at Windsor 6f nov med aut stk (5) gf in Aug.
King's Approach (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Ruthie Babe (7-13) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Perfect Ch'i (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Raced stands side, chased leaders that side, behind over 1f out, 15th of 27, 11l behind Shamandar (8-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo flls auc (2) gd in Sep.
Treadwell (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Took keen hold early, held up last, pushed along 3f out, one pace and no impression final 2f, 5th of 6, 6l behind Fontley (8-7) at Sandown 7f 2yo nov stk (3) sft in Sep.