BOUGAINVILIA can gain reward for her consistency in the finale. Richard Hannon's charge was a debut Goodwood scorer over a mile but has been going well since dropped back to sprint trips and has not been very far away in her last three starts, while creeping up the handicap. She remains on a mark of 83 today and can come good. Crown is 4lbs higher than a narrow course and distance success last time and has managed to string two wins together before, so she should not be dismissed lightly. Hairspray is 3lbs higher than when winning at Epsom and has to be considered, though preference is for Bougainvilia. (Jonathan Doidge)
Crown (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, soon challenging, driven to narrow lead inside final furlong, held on gamely near finish, all out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul beating Quasi Congaree (9-6) by hd, 12 ran.
Bougainvilia (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, soon challenging, upsides and every chance final 100 yards, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind La Fortunata (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Hairspray 9-1 (9-3) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 9l behind Poppy Seed (9-4) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Minortransgression (USA) 6-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leading trio, effort on outside over 2f out, hard ridden and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Fire King (9-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Private Olley 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind R Woody (9-7) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Avow (USA) 50-1 (8-7) Mid-division on inside, pushed along halfway, soon struggling, 11th of 12, 14l behind C'mon You Irons (8-10) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Starwatch 9-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, led after 2f, stayed far side alone and headed halfway, joined stand side group 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Piazza San Pietro (10-3) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.