It's a wordy affair

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: August 22 2014, 18:57 BST

Anita Chambers has a tip for every race with Wordismybond and Perfect Words selected in the finales at Goodwood and Hamilton.

Richard Hughes rides Goodwood selection Wordismybond
Richard Hughes rides Goodwood selection Wordismybond

FFOS LAS: 1.45 L'Etacq, 2.20 Canova, 2.55 Ramshackle, 3.30 Peace Seeker, 4.05 Islandmagee, 4.40 Prince Tom, 5.15 On The Record, 5.45 The Omen.

GOODWOOD: 5.10 Lucky Di, 5.40 Dartmouth, 6.15 Arethusa, 6.45 Momayyaz, 7.20 Moscato, 7.50 Wordismybond.

HAMILTON: 5.30 Smart Stepper, 6.05 Bearskin, 6.35 Klynch, 7.05 Wee Frankie, 7.40 Mistiroc, 8.10 Perfect Words.

KILBEGGAN: 4.45 Millie Le Bach, 5.20 Mizyen, 5.50 She's A Leader, 6.20 Ebazan, 6.50 The Mooch, 7.25 Red Or White, 7.55 Sheamus.

KILLARNEY: 5.00 Rule The Waves, 5.35 Yes I Am, 6.10 Altesse, 6.40 Wrap Star, 7.15 He Is Top Class, 7.45 Xsquared, 8.15 Fairy Field.

NEWCASTLE: 4.50 De Lesseps, 5.25 Scarlet Bounty, 5.55 Invoke, 6.25 Madrasa, 6.55 Jay Kay, 7.30 Ella's Delight, 8.00 Better Chance.

NEWMARKET: 1.35 Illogical, 2.10 Angel Vision, 2.45 Crafty Choice, 3.20 Keep Up, 3.55 Hostile Fire, 4.30 Frederic, 5.05 Amood, 5.35 Majestic Song.

YORK: 1.55 Satellite, 2.30 Cavalryman, 3.05 Rerouted, 3.40 COUGAR MOUNTAIN (NAP), 4.20 Dissolution, 4.55 Maverick Wave.

DOUBLE: Cougar Mountain and Cavalryman.

Cougar Mountain can spring a minor surprise and claim Group One glory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, the highlight of the third day of the Ebor meeting at York.

The three-year-old made quite an impression on jockey Joseph O'Brien when winning his maiden at Naas by five lengths in June, with the Ballydoyle rider immediately proclaiming him a potential Group One winner.

His assertion would surely have raised a few eyebrows but his trainer-father, Aidan, duly set his sights at the highest level, pitching Cougar Mountain into the July Cup at Newmarket.

Sent off a 16-1 chance, the Fastnet Rock colt posted an excellent performance in finishing a three-length fifth behind top dog Slade Power and three more experienced rivals on ground that was probably softer than ideal.

His maiden win came on quick ground so clearly he can handle a range of conditions - a factor which could become crucial with a mixed forecast for the rest of the week on the Knavesmire.

The step back to the minimum trip is something of a question mark, but O'Brien jnr insists he can be effective anywhere between five furlongs and a mile and with slight question marks over the likes of favourite Sole Power, Cougar Mountain could have the chance to step into the spotlight.

Cavalryman has certainly recaptured his old sparkle this term and he can back up his recent Goodwood Cup win with victory in the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup.

The eight-year-old has been largely consistent throughout the last few seasons, without coming anywhere near the heights that saw him win a Group One back in 2009 when trained by Andre Fabre.

However, Cavalryman has been revitalised by Saeed bin Suroor in 2014, with two excellent runs in Dubai supplemented by a hard-fought victory in the Princess of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket last month.

He then went on to see off fellow Godolphin runner Ahzeemah by a neck at Goodwood, with the reopposing Estimate trailing in a long last on that occasion, while Angel Gabrial and Forgotten Voice were also well beaten.

It would be dangerous to write off Estimate back on a more conventional track, but Cavalryman is at the top of his game right now and the Queen's mare will have her work cut out off the same terms again.

Rerouted should relish the drop back to seven furlongs in the Sky Bet City of York Stakes after failing to see out a mile at Salisbury last time.

Formerly trained by Charlie Hills, the six-year-old is now in the care of Mike de Kock and he enjoyed a fair campaign in Dubai during the winter, winning two decent handicaps as well as being far from disgraced in Group company.

Given a break after those winter exploits, Rerouted clearly needed his return run at Haydock in July and upped to Group Three company over a mile, he showed plenty of promise although his stamina was stretched to the absolute limit.

He was eventually beaten into third by the useful Captain Cat and given that he is favoured by the conditions of this race, Rerouted can strike gold for the first time since September 2010 in Britain.

Satellite disappointed at Haydock last time but should be given a chance to redeem himself in the Sky Bet Transfer Fund Stakes as he had previously looked a smart recruit and that effort could have been merely a blip.

Dissolution hails from an excellent family and can build on his debut fifth in the Sky Bet Are You In? Convivial Maiden Stakes while Maverick Wave is the choice in the closing Nationwide Accident Repair Services Stakes.

Amood can make a winning start for trainer Simon West in Newmarket's TRM Invest In Calphormin Handicap.

A half-brother to 1000 Guineas winner Lahan, Amood won one of his five starts for Charlie Hills before being sold for 52,000 guineas at Tattersalls last month.

While clearly not a bargain-basement purchase, Amood boasts a rating of 79 which gives connections plenty of scope considering the glimpses of ability he has shown.

Dartmouth can oblige Royal fans at Goodwood by triumphing in the Queen's colours in the Docker Hughes Maiden Stakes, while Tuesday's Leicester winner Jay Kay can make a swift return pay in Newcastle's Straightline Construction RDA Handicap.

Ffos Las has a mixed card, with Canova a likely type in the toteswinger Three ways To Win Handicap.

Perfect Words can make it a hat-trick in the Jordan Electrics Handicap at Hamilton.