Pink Diamond was only beaten half-a-length at Leicester after winning at Salisbury last month. Easier going is a concern but she won't be far away if handling conditions and the longer trip. But LOCHALSH is back on Turf after two abortive tries on Polytrack. He doesn't like the artificial surface but was only beaten a neck at Lingfield in June previously and races off the same mark today. Highlife Dancer won on soft ground at Leicester in May and is preferred to hurdlers Acapulco Bay and Reach The Beach of the others.
Highlife Dancer 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden in 4th and kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 14, 11l behind Jarlath (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Pink Diamond 7-2 (9-1) In rear and soon outpaced, driven over 4f out, still last 3f out, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, pressed winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Final Countdown (9-4) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Lochalsh (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, lost place over 6f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 18l behind Leaderene (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Acapulco Bay 16-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind April Ciel (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Reach The Beach (9-8) 3rd of 9, 11l behind I'm Harry (10-10) at Les Landes(JER) 1m 4f hcp gd in Apr.
Improvized 25-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, well tailed off, 11th of 14, 35l behind Red Passiflora (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.