tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, no impression final furlong
slowly in to stride, held up, pushed along 3f out, well beaten final 2f
slowly into stride, held up, pushed along 3f out, driven and effort from over 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, no impression on winner
held up in touch, ridden and effort over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on
fly leapt leaving stalls, tracked leader, led over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
slowly away, in rear, outpaced over 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on, went 3rd towards finish
led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
Harlequin Striker is being kept busy having finished second at Epsom as recently as Thursday. But he does have to concede weight all round and that won't be easy in a competitive affair. Craftsmanship and Starwatch are previous course and distance winners but so is QUEBEE (NAP) and three-year-olds have a good record in this. Clive Cox' filly bolted up here in May on her handicap debut and should have plenty more to offer. Henshaw ran his best race so far for new connections at Newmarket last month but Banish and Philadelphia were both a little disappointing last time.
Harlequin Striker (IRE) 7-2fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, not clear run 3f out, switched right over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, went 2nd and ran on inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Fingal's Cave (9-10) at Epsom 7f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Camakasi (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 12, dist behind All Set To Go (11-6) at Taunton 2m (4) gd in Mar.
Banish (USA) 20-1 (8-9) In touch on inside, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off and eased final 2f, last of 15, dist behind Gawdawpalin (8-0) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.
Quebee 4-1 (9-6) Mid-division on inside, switched left and headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged right briefly inside final furlong, soon clear, ran on well, won at Windsor 1m hcp (5) gf in May beating Outback Blue (9-10) by 4l, 14 ran.
Hot Mustard 4-1 (8-8) Chased leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Gratzie (9-7) at Bath 1m hcp (3) fm in Jun.
Philadelphia (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Awkwardly away keen in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 9 3/4l behind Oh This Is Us (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp (4) gf in May.
Henshaw 10-1 (9-3) Led, hard ridden when pressed over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Lord Reason (9-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Craftsmanship (FR) 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear on outside, ridden over 2f out, ran on well final 100 yards, never nearer, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Strong Steps (9-6) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (3) pol in Jun.
Starwatch 20-1 (9-11) In touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7 1/2l behind Huge Future (9-2) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Jun.