LIKE A DIAMOND had a spin over hurdles last month but had finished runner-up over track and trip on his first start for Evan Williams before that. He won't need to improve much to land this maiden contest and makes more appeal than Coillte Cailin, well beaten when also finishing runner-up here a week ago. Indira disappointed last time after a promising debut at Kempton but both the newcomers are worth a second glance with Zamra just preferred to Parkhill Star.
Like A Diamond (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, not much room and hampered 6f out, chased leading pair over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Doldrums (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Coillte Cailin (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon chasing leaders, went 2nd well over 2f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Unscripted (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Application 100-1 (9-0) Outpace in rear, never dangerous, 13th of 15, 16l behind Monsea (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
God's Speed (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Held up, not much room on inside over 6f out, pushed along and outpaced 4f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 14l behind Joohaina (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Indira 10-1 (8-5) Held up, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 14l behind Unscripted (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Parkhill Star Araafa filly out of Runaway Star.
Zamra (IRE) Azamour filly out of Deauville Vision.