DINKUM DIAMOND took the step up to today's trip in his stride when finishing a close-up third to Genki in a Listed event at Newmarket on his reappearance. Henry Candy's colt will have improved for the run and could prove the one to beat here. Last year's Coventry Stakes second Elzaam drops back down in distance after a couple of unsuccessful attempts at 7f and should figure, while Sweet Cecily's second to Electric Waves here last August gives her the beating of Pabusar, Darajaat and Cape To Rio. The remainder look up against it on today's terms.
Bathwick Bear (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Raced wide, held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Night Carnation (9-7) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Held up, headway when nowhere to go over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on close home, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Genki (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Apr.
Cape To Rio (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on to go 3rd post, not reached leaders, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Acclamazing (8-10) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Apr.
Elzaam (AUS) 15-8fav (9-7) Dwelt, prominent after 1f, ridden and every chance when edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Pausanias (8-12) at Newmarket 7f Listed Handicap (3yo) (1) gf in Apr.
Pabusar 13-2 (9-0) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on, one pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Electric Waves (8-11) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Sweet Cecily (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Barefoot Lady (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Admirable Spirit 4-1 (8-13) With leader, under pressure 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Krypton Factor (9-0) at Sandown 5f 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Button Moon (IRE) 10-11fav (8-12) Always prominent, led approaching halfway, shaken up over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Apr beating Moone's My Name (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Darajaat (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, soon chasing leaders, effort over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Rimth (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.