Pether's Moon still boasts a remarkably consistent record despite not always looking the most straightforward and was more than good enough to land the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood last time. The first-time application of blinkers could well aid his cause and a strong performance is anticipated. However, SOMEWHAT receives narrow preference in receipt of 13lb as the Dynaformer colt's surprise Eclipse third at 100/1 is looking no fluke in the light of a subsequent close third to Snow Sky in the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood. Cafe Society is one to note despite being held by Pether's Moon on latest running, while it would be folly to exclude the claims of the globe-trotting Red Cadeaux now that the Ed Dunlop yard is back in form.
Pether's Moon (IRE) 11-10fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd briefly 8f out, pushed along over 3f out, switched to inside 3f out, soon challenging, 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead and hung right over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gf beating Encke (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Cafe Society 6-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Pether's Moon (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Camborne 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 28l behind Telescope (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Girolamo (GER) (9-2) 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Baroness Daniela (8-13) at Hamburg(GER) 2m Listed stks (1) gd in Jul.
Rawaki (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gs in Jun.
Red Cadeaux (9-1) 14th of 18, 7l behind Fenomeno (9-1) at Kyoto(JPN) 2m Grp 1 (1) gd in May.
Seismos (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) 4th of 9, 6l behind Terrubi (8-12) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) sft in Jul.
Triumphant (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led and 6 lengths clear before halfway, reduced advantage entering straight, strongly pressed under 2f out and headed early final furlong, kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Camelot (9-8) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in May '13.
Willing Foe (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, raced keenly, led over 1f out, ran on strongly, impressive, won at Newbury 1m 5f (1) gf in May '13 beating Harris Tweed (8-12) by 6l, 7 ran.
Seal Of Approval 15-8fav (9-5) Held up in last place, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 9l behind Pomology (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f Grp 2 flls (1) gs in Jul.
Somewhat (USA) 7-2 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Snow Sky (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.