All five boast decent claims in a tight little heat but VOLCANIC DUST has plenty of early pace and is one of two contenders to have scored over the trip. She fully deserved her success last time and the consistent filly should not be inconvenienced by a 4lb rise for that recent battling victory. She can use her early pace to effect over this lightning fast five and gets the nod over Diamond Charlie, who appeared to appreciate the drop to the minimum trip last time when runner-up at Windsor. Paradise Place continues to give a good account but Shostakovitch does look to have something to find on the book and Cocohatchee may find this too sharp having been predominantly campaigned over seven furlongs in recent outings.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up last, good headway on outside 2f out, driven to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Living It Large (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden to led over 1f out, driven inside final fulong, just held on, won at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Porthgwidden Beach (7-11) by shd, 9 ran.
Cocohatchee 8-1 (8-9) Chased leading trio on rails, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 10, 4l behind Lightning Cloud (9-7) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-85) (3yo) (4) gd.
Shostakovich (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Behind, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 10, 4l behind Rebecca Romero (8-12) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Paradise Place 15-2 (9-7) In touch, effort 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 3l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.