Encke is an interesting runner in this Group 3 for Charlie Appleby. He hasn't raced since beating Camelot in the 2012 St Leger but should be straight enough and makes more appeal than the other Godolphin entry Songcraft. Pether's Moon is consistent and was third in a Group 2 at Newmarket last month but there appears no reason why he should reverse that form with runner-up HILLSTAR, who can land this for the in-form Stoute stable. The latter hasn't scored since beating Battle Of Marengo at Royal Ascot last year but can put that right today. Quest For Peace has shown a liking for this track in the past but had a tough time of it last year on foreign shores and is best watched on his reappearance.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Steaded and switched right start, held up towards rear, pushed along and headway on inside over 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened final furlong, 8th of 18, 6l behind Arab Spring (9-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Battle Of Marengo (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, reminders over 3f out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 27l behind Amralah (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gd in Jul.
Cafe Society 6-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Contributer (9-5) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.
Encke (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division and keen, headway over 3f out, ridden and quickened to lead over 1f out, soon took command, ridden inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m 7f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep '12 beating Camelot (9-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Hillstar 7-2 (9-2) Keen in touch in rear, switched left 6f out, headway to press winner 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 6, nk behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Pether's Moon (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, effort and switched left inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Quest For Peace (IRE) 30-1 (8-13) last of 14, 22l behind Ruscello (8-7) at Flemington(AUS) 1m 4f hcp Grp 3 (1) gd in Nov.
Songcraft (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Certerach (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 2m Grp 2 (1) gd in Mar.