Yet another tight handicap greets us here and with plenty of inconsistent types on display it might be worth taking a chance with course and distance winner DIEGO RIVERA over the likes of Guildenstern and last time out success story Royal Challenge. In fact that victory over course and distance in April is the selection's sole win to date and after a few indifferent performances since he is only a pound worse off than when chalking that up. True, he's not the most consistent sort but there¿s enough in his favour this time to give him marginal preference. Guildenstern was just held over a slightly shorter trip off this rating last time and should benefit for this step up in trip with his best work coming late on that day. Royal Challenge defied odds of 50/1 to score in a claimer last time but still could be well treated on the pick of his best form. Ugenius is currently in good heart and should be added to any list but we think Diego Rivera is ready to score again.
Rabbit Fighter (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Missed break, towards rear, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 17l behind Celtic Lynn (9-1) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Ugenius 10-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Tamasou (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Kalypso (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Mean Lae (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol.
Royal Challenge 50-1 (8-9) Led early, tracked leader, led over 2f out, edged right 1f out, hard ridden when pressed inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol beating Charles Parnell (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Giant Slalom 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden when clipped heels and fell 2f out, in a race won by Fast Lightning (9-0) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65, 13 ran.
Guildenstern (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) In rear, headway over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, just held towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Cativo Cavallino (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Fortunate Flame 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Focail Eile (10-0) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Aug.
Norcroft 18-1 (8-13) Always mid-division, 8th of 15, 12l behind Captain Flasheart (9-1) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Diego Rivera 9-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run, hampered over 2f out, no impression after, 7th of 12, 7l behind Chief Exec (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Roman Maze 33-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 21l behind Kyleene (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Sea Land (FR) 40-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 17l behind Aeroplane (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Sign of The Cross 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened and eased, 13th of 14, 37l behind Calahonda (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.