DINKUM DIAMOND looks to have a good opportunity to return to winning ways. He boasts the highest rating in the field and fast ground over the minimum trip look his ideal conditions. Henry Candy's sprinter gets the vote as Tamagin appears to be living on past glories given he hasn't won since 2008. Piccadilly Filly is also on a long losing run though her third in last year's Nunthorpe gives her every chance. Blue Jack is another searching for his best form, along with Darajaat, but recent Goodwood winner Poppy Seed could go well despite having a bit to find at the weights.
Blue Jack 6-1 (9-2) Held up in 4th, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind High Standing (8-11) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Five Star Junior (USA) 9-2 (9-11) Held up, headway over 2f out, not much room and no impression from 1f out, last of 10, 9l behind Murura (8-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Tamagin (USA) 80-1 (9-10) Led group of 4 towards stands side, not on terms with main group, when headed that side inside final 3f, soon hung right and weakened, 17th of 19, 22l behind Noble Citizen (8-6) at Ascot 6f hcp (2) gd.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, effort when hung left over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 15l behind Show Rainbow (8-9) at Haydock 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up, not clear run over 1f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Margot Did (8-8) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Jun.
Piccadilly Filly (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Ladies Are Forever (8-10) at York 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Poppy Seed 5-2fav (9-13) Made all, pressed from over 1f out, shaken up inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun beating Desert Poppy (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Darajaat (USA) 13-2 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 11l behind Elzaam (9-0) at Newbury 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.