Taipa veterans Joe Barnes and Dimain Diamond look a good bet to take this afternoon's seventh event in Macau. The 10-year-old Dimain Diamond is something of a specialist at the tricky, 1,000-metre minimum sprint trip on the Taipa circuit, having scored six times over course and distance, as well as running second seven times and third three times from 36 attempts. Dimain Diamond is also very adept on a rain-affected track, having won or been placed on eight occasions from 20 starts on ground yielding or softer. Indeed, his wet-track record gets better the heavier the going and the ground could well ride soft or heavy if there is any further rain to add to Thursday's incessant downpour which itself followed plenty of rain the previous weekend when the big Derby meeting was run on a heavy track. What's more, Dimain Diamond appears to be well drawn in barrier six as the best ground is probably four off the fence down the back straight and slightly wider than that in the straight. He has also struck a race where most of his opposition lack form at the specialist 1,000-metre trip. For instance, the likely dangers, Emperous and Champion Supreme, love the wet but they normally lack the speed to win at 1,000 metres.