Rubi Dia has only won on Fibresand so far and he's been well beaten in both runs on turf this year, while Valdan went close at Ayr on his penultimate start but over a longer trip than today. Catterick winner Without Equal can do better with a recent pipe-opener under his belt and Wood Fairy has claims if retaining her ability after an 18 month absence. However, PRINCE RHYDDARCH scored over 1m3f here a week ago and is taken to defy a 5lb rise in the weights today in what looks a less competitive contest.
Rubi Dia 8-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 9l behind Munsarim (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Valdan (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, behind over 4f out, headway to chase clear leaders over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Ghufa (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Prince Rhyddarch 4-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, pressed leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Sharp Sovereign (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Deferto Delphi 66-1 (9-7) Always in rear, 8th of 10, 22l behind Koo And The Gang (9-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Wood Fairy 12-1 (8-10) Keen, held up in touch, effort when switched left over 1f out, soon every chance, ridden and kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sircozy (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec '09.
Without Equal 25-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, weakening when not much room over 2f out, 8th of 12, 21l behind Fossgate (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Terenzium (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Dwelt, behind and keen, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 7, 8l behind Pokfulham (8-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Flyjack (USA) 33-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, not clear run over 3f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Barodine (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Petrosian 40-1 (8-4) Led 8f out, headed 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 12, 18l behind Make Amends (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb '10.
The Chester Giant 33-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, led and set steady pace, headed 6f out, soon lost 2nd, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off and eased, 5th of 6, 42l behind Major Eradicator (8-8) at Brighton 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.