Pether's Moon had Royal Skies behind when scoring at Goodwood but the latter easily beat Wadi Al Hattawi when subsequently winning over track and trip. There may not be much to choose between the pair today but the handicapper hasn't caught up with Royal Skies' stablemate SPECIAL MEANING yet. She's won her last four starts and is worth sticking with until beaten as nothing looked like catching her at Hamilton last time. Glenard is another to consider on the back of a victory at Haydock but Elhaame has a tougher task bidding for a hat-trick off an 8lb higher mark after scoring at Leicester. Cafe Society should go well again having gone close over course and distance in July.
Pether's Moon (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on well, won at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug beating Salutation (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Royal Skies (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely throughout final furlong, won at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug beating Bushel (9-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Renew (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 7, shd behind Glenard (8-6) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Romantic Settings 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven along and kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 9, 6l behind Cruck Realta (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in Jun.
Dare To Achieve 11-4fav (9-3) In touch, headway over 3f out, effort 2f out, one paced final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Glenard (8-6) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Excellent Result (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Prominent, pulled hard, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 18, 3l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Elhaame (IRE) 11-10fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Aquilonius (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Goodwood Mirage (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Behind, headway on outside 3f out, ridden and edged right 2f out, soon challenged, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, no impression with winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Retirement Plan (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Another Cocktail 12-1 (9-7) Held up in touch on inside, steady headway 5f out, soon tracking leading trio, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 8l behind Bold Sniper (9-6) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Eshtiaal (USA) 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, hard ridden over 3f out, gradually weakened, 6th of 13, 9l behind Mysterious Man (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Shrewd 10-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway under pressure 2f out, soon ridden and one paced, 6th of 7, 7l behind Glenard (8-6) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Special Meaning 7-4fav (8-10) Made all, driven 2 lengths clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug beating Nimiety (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Elidor 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 14l behind Dark Crusader (8-13) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Aug.
Glenard 11-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, led entering final furlong, all out, won at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Aug beating Renew (9-0) by shd, 7 ran.
Cafe Society 9-2 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, steady headway on inside travelling well 2f out, not clear run and switched left 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final strides and closed on winner, not quite get up, 2nd of 8, nk behind Bold Sniper (9-6) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Wadi Al Hattawi (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Took keen hold in last pair, never involved, 8th of 10, 7l behind Royal Skies (10-0) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.