BUZZWORD can keep Godolphin's hot streak going here in this Group 3 contest at the main expense of Prompter and Black Spirit. The selection won a maiden in good style at Windsor last month before going close in a Group 2 contest at Goodwood. He was denied a clear run that day so it was a good effort under the circumstances and in this slightly easier race he can gain his first Group success. The slightly longer trip is another plus as he is bred to be suited by this extra furlong. Prompter has got some fancy entries so he is obviously well regarded and he couldn't have been any more impressive when winning his maiden at Chester earlier in the month. This is a steep rise in class for him but he remains unexposed and he has to be on the shortlist. Black Spirit actually beat Prompter on his debut at Ascot, albeit by a narrow margin, but that race has worked out well and it will be interesting to see how he copes on his first try in Group company. The Richard Hannon-trained Cumulus Nimbus wasn't beaten far in France last time but he was doing his best work at the finish that day so this drop in trip might not work in his favour. Shakespearean and Simenon are others worth a mention, but Buzzword sets the standard and he should prove tough to beat.
Audacity Of Hope 4-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, raced keenly, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged right and chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Clarietta (8-13) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (4) gs.
Black Spirit (USA) 15-2 (8-5) Chased leaders, led 2f out and soon strongly pressed, ridden and kept on to assert near finish, won at Ascot 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Jul beating Prompter (8-8) by hd, 6 ran.
Buzzword 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders on rail, ridden and outpaced 2f out, soon edged right, bumped and lost place, rallied on rail inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd final strides but no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Dick Turpin (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo stks (1) gd in Jul.
Cumulus Nimbus 13-8 (8-13) 2nd of 5, 1l behind Barbegal (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 7f stk.
Dubawi Phantom 11-4fav (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and soon edged left, stayed on, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul beating Sea Lord (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Prompter 8-11fav (9-3) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, pushed out, comfortably, won at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Tominator (9-3) by 2l, 11 ran.
Shakespearean (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on under pressure towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Silver Grecian (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Simenon (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul beating Timely Jazz (9-3) by nk, 17 ran.