None of these inspire much confidence. Ixelles Diamond made a winning reappearance at Warwick only to disappoint in a classified race last time. Outbacker gets first-time blinkers after finishing second again on the all-weather while Clumber Place was well beaten at Musselburgh having gone very close at the same track earlier. A dual winner last season, Sandra's Diamond has been well beaten so far this year so a speculative vote goes to SLEEPER CLASS. She won over 6f at Ayr in May and could find a bit more stepping up in distance.
Sandra's Diamond (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Went right and lost ground start, always behind and outpaced, 5th of 6, 11l behind Spirit Of Alsace (7-9) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Outbacker (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Oh So Sassy (10-0) at Kempton 6f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Ixelles Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride towards rear, pushed along 4f out, late headway final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 9, 9l behind Rough Courte (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Les Gar Gan (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 13, 5l behind Katawi (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Clumber Place 7-2 (9-3) Pushed along to soon lead, ridden and headed 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 12, 10l behind Imperator Augustus (8-13) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Sleeper Class 7-2 (8-6) Soon outpaced and behind, headway under pressure 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to dispute 3rd final furlong, no impression with front pair, 4th of 6, 4l behind Spirit Of Alsace (7-9) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
See Clearly 10-1 (9-9) Raced near side, off the pace towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 20, 12l behind Amis Reunis (8-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Gladsome 28-1 (8-6) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 7l behind Kosika (10-0) at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.