Having won four in a row over the minimum distance, it would be folly to ignore Nafa despite a new career-high mark. Chunky Diamond and Sleepy Blue Ocean arrive off the back of recent wins at Haydock and Nottingham respectively, the latter beating Mercers Row though now carrying a penalty. Three-year-old Flirtinaskirt might have a bit of scope on Turf and Diman Waters has only found one too good in his last two starts but MEY BLOSSOM wouldn't be far away if reproducing last week's run here behind Cincinnati Kit in a better race and she gets a tentative vote.
Diman Waters (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, pushed along and carried head high over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Imperial Legend (9-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Eland Ally 7-2 (9-8) Raced awkwardly in touch in rear, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 10l behind Dorback (9-5) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Monumental Man 7-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-12) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Chunky Diamond (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Close up, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and ran on, won at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Wild Sauce (9-12) by 3l, 9 ran.
I'll Be Good 14-1 (9-9) Mid-division, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 16l behind Mitchum (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Mercers Row 6-1 (9-12) Awkward start, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Nafa (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, clear final 100 yards, readily, won at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Griffin Point (9-6) by 3l, 12 ran.
Flirtinaskirt 4-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Sharaarah (9-7) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jun.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led entering final furlong, held on well, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Mercers Row (9-12) by nk, 9 ran.
Lady Royale 8-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 9, 1/2l behind Sophie's Beau (8-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Mey Blossom 25-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Cincinnati Kit (8-10) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.