Richard Hannon has three entered in this opener but Usain Colt may not take his chance if the ground deteriorates further and Red Seventy and North Star Boy have a bit to prove on this year's form. A high draw may have scuppered the hat-trick chances of dual Salisbury winner Ivor's Princess while Kempton runner-up Dutch Supreme is also berthed out wide. So is Chepstow scorer Rocky Reef, who is also a couple of pounds out of the handicap, and Signor Sassi keeps finding one too good despite starting favourite on all four career starts. Dutch Old Master never figured at Newmarket last time but Johnno is usually thereabouts and TIDENTIME is starting to look well handicapped. Mick Channon's colt has his sights lowered after contesting the Britannia Handicap at Ascot last month and could be allowed at decent odds here.
Diamondhead (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, well beaten over 1f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Tell Dad (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Oct.
Red Seventy 66-1 (9-4) Raced centre, chased leaders, weakened soon after halfway, last of 29, well behind Fast Or Free (8-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
North Star Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride when not much room soon after start, headway 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 16l behind Pearl Secret (9-2) at York 5f con stks (2) gd in May.
Tidentime (USA) 40-1 (9-1) Raced far side, held up, never involved, 16th of 29, 16l behind Fast Or Free (8-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Dutch Supreme 9-2 (9-5) Always prominent, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on well to close on winner towards finish, always just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Mizwaaj (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Hamza (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Led centre group until inside final 2f, chased group leader but well held over 1f out, weakened to 3rd that side inside final furlong, 9th of 29, 14l behind Fast Or Free (8-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Usain Colt 7-1 (9-2) Went left start, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 10l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Ivor's Princess 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up and soon in touch on inside, switched left and good headway 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, quickened clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Salisbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Rivas Rhapsody (10-0) by 5l, 8 ran.
Johnno 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Campanology (9-4) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Charitable Act (FR) 40-1 (9-6) Always in rear, 13th of 14, 17l behind Laffan (8-8) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Signor Sassi Evensfav (9-0) Led, ridden 1f out, switched left when not much room inside final furlong, kept on and always held, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Modern Tutor (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Besito (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, effort over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Charlotte Rosina (9-2) at Newmarket 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Dutch Old Master 8-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Campanology (9-4) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Dance Company 10-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, under pressure over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 9, 4l behind Appealing (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 40-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Laffan (8-11) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Rocky Reef 4-6fav (9-6) Bumped slightly start, tracked leaders, closed over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jun beating Bajan Hero (8-9) by 7l, 5 ran.