Collodi was engaged to run at Yarmouth yesterday and would carry a double penalty in this if successful. DIPLOMATIC makes more appeal as he's recorded six of his seven wins to date at this course including over track and trip last week. He can defy the 6lb extra and gets the nod. Aomen Rock has to be forgiven a poor effort at Nottingham last time but ran well when runner-up over course and distance before that. He can also figure along with Syncopate, who posted a better effort when a close-up fourth here a week ago.
Collodi (GER) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy beating Uncle Dermot (9-1) by 3l, 8 ran.
Prime Exhibit 10-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, , stayed on closing stages, never nearer, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Rioja Day (8-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Galatian 33-1 (8-8) Always in rear, 13th of 15, well behind First Post (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Syncopate 12-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, not much room when headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not able to challenge, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Cape Samba (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ssafa 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Johnno (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 15, 12l behind First Post (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Enriching (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 1l behind Typhon (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Midnight Feast 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind The Great Gabrial (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lady Sylvia 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, driven on inside one pace and no impression over 1f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Precision Five (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Byroness 20-1 (8-0) Awkward just after start, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Defendant (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Poor Duke (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up in last pair, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 10, 7l behind Big Whiskey (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Dellbuoy 14-1 (9-2) Slow into stride always in rear, last of 10, 20l behind First Post (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Diplomatic (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway towards inside over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven clear final furlong, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-68 (5) pol beating Havelovewilltravel (9-2) by 3l, 12 ran.
Aomen Rock 6-1 (9-5) Led early, prominent, ridden 3f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 13l behind Sensiz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd.