NO HERETIC beat Suegioo on worse terms over 1m4f at Newmarket in the spring and is the clear form pick in this on his latest fifth in the Goodwood Cup when beaten less than six lengths. The drop in distance should be in his favour and, on a line though Suegioo, he appears to have the beating of recent Newmarket winner Mysterious Man. Cavaleiro has placed form at Group 3 and Listed level so can't be ignored as he probably needed his run at Goodwood in July but the three-year-old Asbaab is a lot less exposed, though this is a step up from the maiden he won at HQ. Viking Storm won four times last year but has paid the price this campaign.
Cavaleiro (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along 3f out, hung right and weakened approaching final 2f, 11th of 12, 20l behind Harris Tweed (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Mysterious Man (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, led over 4f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug beating Suegioo (9-4) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
No Heretic 50-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led after about 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 14, 6l behind Brown Panther (9-7) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Suegioo (FR) 16-1 (9-4) Behind, headway over 4f out, chased winner approaching final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Mysterious Man (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Viking Storm 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 5th on inside, pushed along over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, eased final furlong, 12th of 17, 9l behind Broxbourne (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Asbaab (USA) 4-6fav (9-5) Led, headed over 1f out, rallied entering final furlong, soon led again, stayed on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jul beating Bostonian (9-5) by 2l, 6 ran.