Doncaster winner Lesha went very close in soft going over track and trip last time but has yet to encounter fast ground. He'll be in the mix if handling today's surface but EMEF DIAMOND looks a safer bet. It was good to firm when Mick Channon's charge was only beaten a length at Nottingham in April and he can effectively race off a lower mark with the useful apprentice Charlie Bishop claiming 3lb. Polytrack winner Sbraase posted a better effort last time but Voyageofdiscovery may prove a bigger threat on his handicap debut if staying the longer trip. El Beau and Desert Society should be winning again this year but both will be sharper with today's outing under their belts.
Lesha (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Beach Bar (9-4) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Desert Society (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Mid-division stand side, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 20l behind Hartnell (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Emef Diamond 8-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 10, 12l behind Solo Hunter (8-7) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
King Of Macedon (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Led, headed and short of room over 5f out, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Beach Bar (9-4) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Sbraase 8-1 (9-4) In rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Etaab (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Voyageofdiscovery (USA) Evensfav (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden and effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Battle Command (9-5) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
El Beau (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Went right start, tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Ayr 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct beating Thorntoun Care (9-5) by 3l, 6 ran.
Mariners Moon (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 14l behind Arabian Comet (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Jaahiez (USA) 9-2 (9-4) Steadied start, held up last, pushed along on outside 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on in closing stages, never going pace to get involved, 7th of 9, 4l behind Aertex (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Syros (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Raced wide, in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Rural Celebration (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.