MASTERFUL ACT has won three times on the Fibresand since November, including once over today's distance. That experience shouldn't be underestimated and he can give the weight away to Hazy Tom, a staying-on third in a better contest at Kempton last month. Charlie Longsdon's eight-year-old won a couple of bumpers at the start of his career and is no mug but this will be his first taste of this surface. Bruslini would have a shout on past form on the Flat but has had only had one run in the last 18 months and finished tailed off in that. Hellesbelles may be best of the rest.
Masterful Act (USA) 13-8fav (11-7) Prominent early, tracked leaders, jumped slowly and lost place 3rd, closed after 5th, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 3rd of 8, 24l behind Mount Vesuvius (11-2) at Stratford 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Bruslini (FR) 150-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, weakened before 11th, 9th of 12, 50l behind Ifyousayso (11-7) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.
Hazy Tom (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 5f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Domtaline (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Appeared to hang left and raced widest of all, pulled hard, held up towards rear, headway on outside to chase leaders 4th, lost place 7th, soon behind and pulled up, in a race won by Bygones Sovereign (10-8) at Ascot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Hellesbelles (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Disputed lead to 3 out, soon lost place, weakened next, 7th of 9, 38l behind Light The City (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Tantalized 20-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5th until ridden before last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Binowagh Bay (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in May.