DIAMONDHEAD will need to step up on his previous efforts on Polytrack but this is only his third start on the all-weather. A winner at Ayr a fortnight ago, he'll go very close with a similar effort here. Fathsta failed to land the odds in a Catterick seller last time and is not one to trust while Point North won in soft ground at Nottingham in May but is 10lb higher than his earlier win over track and trip. Dominium and Going French are others to consider on earlier placed efforts on this surface.
Diamondhead (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led over 4f out, hard driven approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Beckermet (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Fathsta (IRE) 8-11fav (9-0) Slow into stride close up, ridden and headway to chase winner over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Red Cape (9-6) at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) gf.
Pick A Little 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 14l behind Mambo Spirit (9-0) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Colourbearer (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 15l behind Verus Delicia (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Storm Lightning 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon edged right, no impression, 6th of 10, 5l behind Triple Dream (9-2) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Point North (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out to over 1f out, soon lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 7l behind Dark Castle (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Fayr Fall (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 7th of 15, 4l behind West Leake Hare (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Emiratesdotcom 11-2 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind See The Storm (9-12) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Dominium (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Held up behind, headway on inside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Going French (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Close up, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 16l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Avonvalley 33-1 (9-2) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Desert Command (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.