RUBENSTAR is consistent and is fancied to take top honours here ahead of Amosite and Magical Speedfit. Pat Morris trains the selection and this Soviet Star gelding has held his form well since winning at Lingfield in January. He tries wearing a hood for the first time today and with a fair young jockey on-board he should run well. Imprimis Tagula drops in trip as he returns to turf, Amosite ran a blinder in defeat last time out and that was a bounce back to form, whilst Magical Speedfit looks a big player but he isn't the easiest of rides and his jockey will need to excel if he is to win. Hustle is a course winner, Thoughtsofstardom is a five furlong horse, whilst Brunelleschi is wildly out of form and the handicapper is slower to react than a blindfolded tortoise. An open start to the day with the vote going to Rubenstar.
Methaaly (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 8l behind Tangerine Trees (9-6) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Brunelleschi 25-1 (8-12) Outpaced and always in rear, 14th of 15, 18l behind Beat The Bell (9-3) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Rubenstar (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Switched left after start, held up, headway well over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, edged right, no impression, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Malcheek (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Raced wide, towards rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 10, 6l behind Thebes (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Amosite 25-1 (8-11) Chased leader, led narrowly over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, kept on, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Charles Darwin (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Magical Speedfit (IRE) 14-1 (7-11) Chased leaders, edged right under pressure over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 5l behind Definightly (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Hustle (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Raced in group of 4 on stand side, started slowly and bumped start, well behind, some late headway, 7th of 11, 9l behind Poppanan (8-5) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) sft.
Raimond Ridge (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Stumbled start, soon pushed along in rear, well beaten over 1f out, 14th of 15, 26l behind Top Bid (8-12) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Requisite 33-1 (9-4) In rear, headway towards inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Titus Gent (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Peopleton Brook 20-1 (9-4) Always behind, ridden and struggling halfway, 11th of 12, 12l behind Charles Darwin (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Thoughtsofstardom 4-1 (8-13) With leader, ridden inside final 2f, staying on same pace when not much room and checked 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Sirjosh (8-0) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.