Diamond Vine was second to Showboating at Leicester on Sunday but gives the impression he'll be suited by a step up in distance. HIGHLAND COLORI was fifth in a different race over the same track and trip on the same day but that was against much better opposition and Tom Dascombe's lightly-raced gelding, an easy winner at Southwell previously, gets the nod turned out again quickly here. Yellow Dandy and Zalano could go close on their best form but Captain Dimitrios was well beaten in a seller on his latest start and must be worth opposing.
Highland Colori (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 8, 4l behind Levitate (8-9) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Yellow Dandy (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Prominent in centre of course, 4th halfway, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Noble Four (9-0) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp 50-80 gf in Jul.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Towards rear and pushed along, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Showboating (8-11) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Zalano 6-1 (9-8) With leaders, led 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened last 100 yards, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Emiratesdotcom (9-12) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Captain Dimitrios 14-1 (8-12) Raced stands' side, tracked leader, led and overall leader over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 12l behind Cootehill Lass (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gf in Jul.