Spearheading the market for Ballydoyle and Ryan Moore, Wordsworth only ran once as a 2 year old and came 2nd to stablemate High Definition, who was for a longtime regarded as a Derby candidate.
He returned to racing as a 3 year old and got off the mark over 10 furlongs with relative ease. Moving up into listed company saw him beaten by Sir Lucan over 13 furlongs.Sir Lucan just looked the more thorough stayer of the two.
He’s been busy since then and ran a creditable 2nd in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot behind Kemari.
He’s since been seen off twice by Hurricane Lane.
Once in the Irish Derby and then more recently in the Grand Prix De Paris, he’s run better since being dropped back down to a mile and a half so will likely play a major role here.
Dropping in class, he’s not been able to live with a really smart one in Hurricane Lane but certainly sets the standard in this lower grade race.