DIAMOND DUCHESS is the selection with Brunette and Flaming Miracle on the shortlist. The Dubawi filly saw the mile out at Haydock despite the softening ground conditions and with form already demonstrated on this surface, the bookmakers will not be taking any chances. Brunette is one of many entries from the Richard Hannon team. The half-sister to Sting Like a Bee has to reverse form with our selection though is presumably pick of the entry if the jockey bookings are to be believed. Flaming Miracle brings Salisbury form to the table having belied odds of 50/1 to finish close up in a maiden at the course. Dream Spinner and Chairman Pat were disappointing at Brighton and that could be as good as they are. Whiepa Snappa obviously likes esoteric tracks as Lingfield and Epsom have figured in his plans already. Wing Of Faith has been outpaced over six and could be a possible improver for the step up to further tonight. Diamond Duchess has enough in her favour to recommend her to follow up her recent success.
Diamond Duchess (IRE) 9-4fav (8-8) Chased clear leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Music Of The Moor (8-13) by nk, 9 ran.
Chairman Pat (USA) 9-2 (9-1) Prominent, under pressure 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Bab At The Bowster (8-8) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm.
Dream Spinner 5-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, gradually weakened, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Bab At The Bowster (8-8) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm.
Flaming Miracle 50-1 (9-3) In touch, switched left 2f out, soon shaken up, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Deloria (8-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Brunette (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra entering final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Diamond Duchess (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
First Cat 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Astonishment (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Ragsta (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Slightly hampered start, pushed along halfway, always behind, 7th of 8, 13l behind Toga Tiger (9-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Whiepa Snappa (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 5th of 6, 17l behind Universal Circus (8-12) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Wing Of Faith 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Rosedale (7-12) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Sixpenny Moon (USA) 14-1 (8-3) Behind, pushed along halfway, kept on down outside to take 3rd inside final furlong, never near front pair, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Toga Tiger (9-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Knockenduff 16-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 11l behind Clarietta (8-13) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (4) gs.
Silvee 40-1 (7-9) Towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, last of 10, 10l behind Radio City (9-0) at Brighton 5f 2yo hcp (5) gf.
Vadition (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 16l behind Mistic Magic (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun.