Glen's Diamond is still improving but may not take his chance here if the ground remains on the fast side of good. The Paddyman was a smart two-year-old but takes a big step up in distance after finishing fourth in the European Free Handicap over 7f at Newmarket, though his pedigree suggests he should stay. Laajooj made a winning reappearance in a maiden at Newbury and has several big-race entries, but Tinkertown had his limitations exposed at Lingfield last time and this is a big ask for newcomer Tlaad. MAQARAAT couldn't quite get to Ocean War at Newmarket last month but the winner franked the form in a Listed race at the same track last week and Barry Hills' grey may well find the improvement needed to land this.
Glen's Diamond 6-4fav (9-7) Dwelt, held up in touch, headway over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, soon hung right, switched left to challenge entering final furlong, led closing stages, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr beating Calypso Magic (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Laajooj (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Settled in mid-division, switched right and headway over 2f out, soon hard ridden to challenge, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr beating Discovery Bay (9-3) by 1l, 14 ran.
Maqaraat (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Dwelt held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Ocean War (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
The Paddyman (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not troubled leaders, 4th of 6, 3l behind Pausanias (8-12) at Newmarket 7f Listed Handicap (3yo) (1) gf in Apr.
Tinkertown (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Dubawi Gold (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Apr.
Tlaad (USA) Kingmambo colt out of Cloud Castle.