NUMBER ONE LONDON stepped up to this trip at Goodwood and landed a Class 3 handicap in good style before finding Ascot's Queen Alexandra Stakes too much to handle. He's well up to this level and can get back to winning ways. Story Writer was behind at Goodwood and looks held while Manomine has never attempted anything like this trip in the past though arrives on a hat-trick after victories in minor handicaps. Ivanhoe has no problems with the trip and if the ground eases would come into the reckoning but See And Be Seen has done his winning on fast going and Polytrack including over this trip.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 17l behind Totalize (8-10) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Number One London (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out unil 3f out, plugged on final 2f, 6th of 13, 11l behind Pique Sous (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) gf in Jun.
Romeo Montague 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on inside, not much room on inside and lost place 9f out, no chance after, 8th of 13, 22l behind Pique Sous (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) gf in Jun.
War Singer (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up last, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 14l behind Expert Fighter (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Bilidn 25-1 (9-6) Held up well in rear, always behind, 10th of 13, 11l behind Uphold (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Story Writer 7-1 (8-8) Held up and off the pace, headway on outside over 2f out, soon chasing leading pair, driven to challenge from 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, outpaced into 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Presto Volante (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Zakatal 14-1 (9-11) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, joined winner 2f out, driven final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Woolfall Treasure (10-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec '12.
Saborido (USA) 15-2 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden 7f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 10, 28l behind Spice Fair (9-2) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Riptide 9-1 (9-7) Close up, chased clear leader 8f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Teak (9-2) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Manomine 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked clear leader until 6f out, dropped to 4th 5f out, headway and not clear run over 1f out, switched left approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Emman Bee (8-6) by 4l, 6 ran.
Desert Recluse (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Annaluna (8-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ivanhoe 7-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind The Quarterjack (8-5) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
See And Be Seen 13-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, led narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 7, 1l behind Alwilda (10-0) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.