A pretty weak handicap by Goodwood standards and Dannabelle is our selection ahead of Dark Moon and Muscari. John Quinn's six-year-old was an impressive winner over course and distance last month, before finding the extra furlong on the all-weather too taxing. With ground and trip back in her favour she could prove hard to beat. Dark Moon also disappointed on the artificial surface at Kempton last time but her previous run behind subsequent winner Air Biscuit stands out in this company. Not many of these come into this race at the top of their game, but Muscari is one that is in good form. She makes a quick return to the track following a game victory at Pontefract last week and another big run can be expected. Oakley Absolute would have a squeak on the pick of his form and looks the best of the rest, but Dannabelle has shown a real liking for this course and she gets our vote.
Muscari 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged left, all out, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Able Mind (9-3) by a shd, 17 ran.
Rowan Warning 7-1 (9-8) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Deeper In Debt (10-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Endless Night 8-1 (8-12) Always behind, 9th of 13, 9l behind Young Bertie (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2l behind Stormy Monday (9-9) at Salisbury 7f app hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Salvestro 10-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened rapidly, 11th of 14, 17l behind Primo Gold (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (6) pol.
Moon Bird 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon ridden along, hampered on inside on bend 3f out, not recover, 10th of 13, 10l behind Only If I Laugh (8-13) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Future Deal 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt, behind, steady headway from over 2f out, staying on in 5th when hampered on rails inside final furlong, not recover, 6th of 10, 6l behind Al Hazim (9-8) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Hit's Only Money (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 17l behind Moon Forest (8-10) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Keep Bacckinhit (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, ridden 4f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 8l behind Apres Ski (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcap (5) pol.
Aristofilia 7-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 14l behind Shumookh (9-3) at Nottingham 1m mdn aut stk (6) gd in Aug.
Crimson Flame (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Ellesappelle (8-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo clm (4) gf.
Oakley Absolute 11-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Good Article (9-9) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) frm.
Marcello 12-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 13l behind Starboard Light (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn hcp (6) pol.
Dannabelle (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 5l behind Diamond Dan (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcap (6) pol in Aug.
Dark Moon 7-1 (8-12) Close up, effort on inside and driven 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Primo Gold (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (6) pol.
Aberdeen Park 16-1 (9-6) Very slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 15, 17l behind Good Article (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcap (6) gd in Aug.
Harare 5-1 (8-9) Behind, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 4l behind Diamond Dan (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcap (6) pol in Aug.
Pink Bay 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, carried left when weakening over 1f out, 9th of 15, 9l behind Moon Forest (8-10) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Mucho Loco (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 15, 5l behind Glenbuck (9-4) at Newmarket 7f 3yo clm (5) sft in Aug.
Blue Line 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, driven along 4f out, no further impression, 6th of 10, 4l behind Taranaki (8-10) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.