Semayyel is dropped in class and may finish closer but DIAMOND BELLE looked an improved filly on her belated return to action. She left the opposition trailing when landing a Redcar maiden by six lengths earlier this month and can follow-up on her handicap debut. Subtle Knife was beaten only a head at Lingfield last time but has gone up another 5lb for her troubles though all-weather debutant Macchiara has plenty of scope having finished second on her handicap bow last time. Self Centred and Way Too Hot have claims on last season's form but both arrive badly out of sorts.
Semayyel (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Raced centre, held up in rear, headway when groups merged halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Elusive Flame (8-13) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Way Too Hot 40-1 (9-6) In touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, losing place when bumped and pushed right inside final 2f, 13th of 16, 15l behind My Queenie (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Self Centred 14-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 23l behind I'm So Glad (8-6) at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Diamond Belle 9-1 (8-12) Went right start tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden clear approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Redcar 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gd beating Pearl War (8-12) by 6l, 10 ran.
Subtle Knife 9-2 (8-13) Held up, ridden and headway 1f out, ran on well, just failed, 2nd of 8, hd behind Dance Company (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jul.
Macchiara 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Jungle Bay (9-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
More Than Words (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 12l behind Serene Oasis (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.