There is little between most of these on today's terms. But Eton Rifles needs more cut and Dinkum Diamond is arguably better over 5f. Coulsty and Ertijaal drop back in trip but Intransigent and Ballista filled the places in last year's renewal and should go well. SIR MAXIMILIAN may be less inconvenienced by a wide draw than others given he needs to be held up as when scoring over 5f here in May. He's improved since then and gets the vote after landing a valuable handicap at the Curragh a fortnight ago. Masamah goes well here but will do well to dominate at the head of affairs from an outside draw.
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Extortionist (8-12) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Eton Rifles (IRE) 2-1fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 2nd and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Timeless Call (9-7) at Cork 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Ballista (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 8l behind Kimberella (9-1) at Chester 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Boomerang Bob (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kimberella (9-1) at Chester 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Coulsty (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 16l behind Table Rock (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo lst stk (1) gs in Jul.
Elusive Time (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in touch behind leaders in last, took keen hold, ridden and went 3rd briefly 2f out, dropped to last 1f out, no extra, last of 4, 4 1/2l behind Michaelmas (8-6) at Naas 1m stks gf in Jul.
Ertijaal (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Keen led and soon clear, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Heaven's Guest (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Intransigent 7-2 (9-2) Chased leaders and keen, went 4th over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 7, 1l behind Glory Awaits (9-2) at Chester 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Masamah (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Raced stands side, prominent, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Racy (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Sir Maximilian (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd over 1f out and progress to lead 75 yards out, kept on well, won at Curragh 5f hcp gf in Jul beating Caspian Prince (9-11) by 1l, 16 ran.
Artistic Jewel (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Ladies Are Forever (9-4) at York 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Body And Soul (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Led 2f, pressed leader, lost place over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Danzeno (8-10) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.