held up in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, headway on inside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th inside final 100 yards, not quite going pace to challenge
tracked leader, led after 1f, ridden over 4f out, driven 3f out, soon headed, lost 2nd and weakened quickly over 2f out
held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd final 100 yards
led 1f, mostly tracked leader, challenged travelling well 3f out, soon led narrowly, shaken up and headed over 1f out, chased winner and stayed on same pace inside final furlong
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
held up in last pair, headway on outside 3f out, soon tracking leaders, close 3rd and every chance 2f out, soon ridden, not quicken over 1f out, no extra and lost 2 places final 100 yards
tracked leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, ridden hung right and and weakened inside final 2f
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.
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.
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.