DIVERTIMENTI returned to the turf with some aplomb last time and in a handicap that shouldn't take a great deal of winning can go one better ahead of Aqua Vittae and Soto. Having only found one too good in a race where the form looks solid the pick looks to have a pretty decent claim on the race. He's up a 1lb for that last run and while that is far from ideal in the context of this race it looks fair. Aqua Vittae has another couple of lbs removed after his third handicap start so should be seen to better effect and his pedigree also points to the fact he is under performing at present. Soto is inconsistent but if on a going day looks fairly treated while Real Diamond likes this track and off his last winning rating has to be considered. Redwater River is out of form but looks really well weighted on the pick of his runs but in another open looking contest Divertimenti can build on a decent run last time out.
Real Diamond 14-1 (9-10) With leader until over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Mey Blossom (8-12) at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) gf in May.
Minturno (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 11l behind Camerooney (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Soto 11-1 (8-5) Chased winner until well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Ryedane (8-8) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Pacific Pride 22-1 (7-13) Behind, never dangerous, 13th of 15, 15l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Ursus 12-1 (8-12) Ridden along soon after leaving stalls, outpaced, never a factor, 10th of 12, 11l behind Thoughtsofstardom (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Dec.
Divertimenti (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and hung right from well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Secret City (8-10) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Redwater River 33-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, one pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 13, 8l behind Cheers For Thea (9-4) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Aqua Vitae (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, lost place briefly when not clear run over 3f out, not much room 2f out, soon ridden, no impression after, 6th of 13, 10l behind Princess Lexi (8-5) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Rainbow Bay 7-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Rio Sands (9-1) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Fern House (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, last of 9, 5l behind Silvanus (9-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.