Royal Diamond is 4lb better off than when beaten just over three lengths by Glen's Diamond in the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup but that may not be enough to turn the tables on Richard Fahey's raider if he produces a similar effort here. Another challenger fro the UK, Mijhaar, came right back to form when winning a Listed handicap at Hamilton last month and he makes more appeal than the O'Brien pair El Salvador and Ernest Hemingway but VOLEUSE DE COEURS is fancied to land this for the home team. Though beaten by El Salvador in a tactical affair at Limerick in April, Dermot Weld's filly allowed her old rival first run that day and was closing at the finish. She's won easily at Navan since and can turn the table here.
Glen's Diamond 25-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, just held on, gamely, won at York 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) sft in May beating Top Trip (9-0) by ns, 8 ran.
Royal Diamond (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Glen's Diamond (9-0) at York 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) sft in May.
El Salvador (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Raced wide in rear of mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Estimate (8-11) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Ernest Hemingway (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd 2f out and soon ridden, no impression in 4th from 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Parish Hall (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) in Apr.
Mijhaar 6-1 (9-10) Made all, clear 2f out, held on well, won at Hamilton 1m 4f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May beating Beaumont's Party (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Zafarqand (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, 4th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf.
Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE) 7-4 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, 5th 6f out, travelled well into 3rd 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, pushed out to narrow lead 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong to assert closing stages, won at Navan 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) in May beating Missunited (9-0) by 2l, 7 ran.