ORIENTAL FOX and Sir Graham Wade give Mark Johnston a strong hand with the former receiving the vote after his agonising defeat when mugged by Tominator in the Northumberland Plate. Some rain would probably aid his cause but Silver Lime, who won over the trip at Ascot last time and scored at this meeting a year ago, looks best on fast ground and has to be on the short-list. Harris Tweed is a genuine pattern race performer who hasn't quite been at his best but has a real chance on his first start in a handicap since 2010. Clowance Estate looked ready for a step-up to this trip when attempting a hat-trick at Windsor and is lurking on a dangerous mark while the progressive Duke Of Clarence shouldn't be too inconvenienced by a 6lb rise for a battling victory over track and trip last month.
Camborne 6-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Hazel Lavery (8-7) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Oct.
Harris Tweed 11-8fav (9-0) Led, left alone 4f out, ridden and egded left over 1f out, headed and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Lost In The Moment (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in Jun.
Montaser (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Dwelt, held up in rear, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no impression with leaders inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Sun Central (9-5) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf.
Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 11l behind Sun Central (9-5) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf.
Guarantee 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, just failed for 3rd, 4th of 8, 5l behind Sun Central (9-5) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf.
Oriental Fox (GER) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway on outside 3f out, led inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed final stride, 2nd of 18, shd behind Tominator (9-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Silver Lime (USA) 11-2 (9-10) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on towards finish, won at Ascot 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Caravan Rolls On (10-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Cavaleiro (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair, steady headway 6f out, chased leaders 4f out, went 3rd 3f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, outpaced to 4th in closing stages, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Testosterone (8-9) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in Apr.
Handsome Man (IRE) 15-2fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Tominator (9-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Duke Of Clarence (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, led 1f out, driven out, held on near finish, won at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun beating Noble Silk (9-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Ardlui (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 11th of 18, 7l behind Tominator (9-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Saptapadi (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Danchai (8-11) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf.
Clowance Estate (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Rawaki (8-8) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Suraj 20-1 (9-8) Raced keenly, mid-division on inside, headway to track leaders over 6f out, ridden 2f out, soon one pace, weakened final furlong, 11th of 19, 16l behind Well Sharp (9-10) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.