Navajo Chief won last year's renewal and can effectively race off a lower mark with an apprentice's claim taken into account. Sandagiyr is smart at his best but Frankie prefers Invisible Man and the latter is fancied to reverse earlier running with Royal Hunt Cup winner Prince Of Johanne. Trade Storm's latest second at Ascot gives him strong claims while Anderiego has won his last two starts over C&D and has to come into the reckoning. Recent Kempton winner Switzerland makes most appeal of the Johnston runners but a chance is taken on the lightly-raced KAHRUMAN. He can take another step forward after a respectable sixth in the Britannia behind stablemate Fast Or Free and gets the speculative vote.
Sandagiyr (FR) (9-2) 7th of 9, 11l behind Sir Oscar (9-2) at Hannover(GER) 1m Grp 2 (1) sft in Jul.
Navajo Chief 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, driven and lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 11th of 18, 12l behind King's Warrior (8-9) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden 2f out, chasing leaders when hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 20, 5l behind Fulbright (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gd.
Invisible Man 2-1 (9-0) Held up in 4th, ridden and no response 2f out, 4th of 5, 11l behind Cameron Highland (8-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd.
Trade Storm 16-1 (9-4) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Boom And Bust (9-9) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Excellent Guest 8-1 (9-2) In touch on inside, good headway over 2f out, ridden and chasing leaders when hung right over 1f out, disputing 2nd inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places close home, 5th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Fulbright (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gd.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 15l behind Boom And Bust (9-9) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Anderiego (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Held up in 4th, headway 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul beating Askaud (9-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Kahruman (USA) 25-1 (9-7) Raced far side, held up, headway on rails over 2f out, not much room inside final 2f, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 29, 7l behind Fast Or Free (8-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Vainglory (USA) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and hung right over 1f out, kept on under pressure insid efinal furlong, no danger, 9th of 20, 5l behind Fulbright (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gd.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, edged left over 1f out, soon led, just held on, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Al Muheer (8-13) by shd, 18 ran.
Al Muheer (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 8l behind Mirrored (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Switzerland (IRE) 2-1fav (8-10) Took keen hold, chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, held on gamely close home, all out, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Loving Spirit (9-8) by shd, 14 ran.
Santefisio 7-1 (9-13) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Wannabe King (9-1) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Indian Jack (IRE) 10-3 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Amoya (8-13) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in Jul.
Postscript (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, closed over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Famous Poet (9-7) by 2l, 12 ran.
Crown Counsel (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, always held by winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Wannabe King (9-1) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Diamondhead (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leading trio off the pace, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 11th of 16, 15l behind Stirring Ballad (8-7) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Lady Macduff (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 9, 8l behind Stirring Ballad (8-12) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Strictly Silver (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along 2f out, kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind I'm So Glad (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.