Noble Silk finished ahead of several of these when runner-up to Litigant in a similar contest at Lingfield. Duchess Of Gazeley was a close-up third with Castilo Del Diablo and Ranjaan further behind. Sir Graham Wade hasn't won for a while but has some of the strongest form on offer and could bounce back at any time while Thecornishcockney landed a double over track and trip in February before failing to figure in Dubai. Glenard steps up in trip on his return with Ryan Moore on board but CLOWANCE ESTATE is preferred. He made a winning reappearance last season and only faded in the closing stages over 2m2f in the Cesarewitch when last seen at the track. He gets the vote in an open affair.
Castilo Del Diablo (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 2f out, switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Litigant (9-2) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.
Clowance Estate (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) In touch on inside, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 33, 11l behind Scatter Dice (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Noble Silk 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, effort inside final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Litigant (9-2) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.
Ordensritter (GER) 9-2 (9-12) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and narrowly headed inside final furlong, stayed on, always just held, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind King's Request (9-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ranjaan (FR) 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway on outer 4f out, hampered 3f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Litigant (9-2) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.
Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, tracked winner until ridden entering final 2f, chased leading pair until hung right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 10l behind Harris Tweed (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Thecornishcockney 33-1 (9-0) 11th of 14, 9l behind Excellent Result (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp gd in Feb.
Tzora 16-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, one pace final 2f, 7th of 10, 24l behind Theology (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May '10.
Glenard 4-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 5l behind Big Thunder (9-5) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Duchess Of Gazeley (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Shavansky (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (2) pol.
Poitin 7-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair, good headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Java Rose (9-7) by nk, 8 ran.