If choosing potential over experience then Rubi Dia is the one for you. However, PRIMO DE VIDA is also interesting on his handicap debut and, as he has already shown he is capable of more improvement, the Ralph Beckett-trained gelding edges the vote for the main play on this occasion. Tell Halaf is another on an upwards curve and, as the stable scored with a similar type at Yarmouth on Monday, it's safe to assume Michael Bell has his string in good order. It's also notable that Jamie Spencer has ridden more winners for the yard than anyone else over the last five seasons, so everything looks in place for a bold effort today. Rubi Dia got the better of more knowledgeable rivals when scooting up in a Southwell maiden in February. Today's step up in trip shouldn't be an issue and it would hardly be a bolt from the blue if the Mark Johnston-trained colt bolted in here. However, Primo De Vida has very little to find to get competitive and, as he has plenty of scope from a mark of just 68, the son of Fair Trade is the one taken to exploit any weakness shown by the Johnston horse.
All Moving Parts (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Behind, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace, 6th of 12, 6l behind Number One Guy (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
On The Cusp (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 14l behind Tamaathul (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Interakt 11-1 (8-9) Slightly hampered start, held up, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Sulwaan (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Primo De Vida (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased winner throughout, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Tres Amigos (9-3) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
High Holborn (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) In touch, hanging badly right from over 2f out, no chance when virtually pulled up final furlong, last of 8, 11l behind Contract Caterer (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Rubi Dia 7-4fav (8-10) Led until over 4f out, soon outpaced, hard driven over 2f out, rallied and soon pressing leader, led last 75 yards, stayed on gamely, won at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb beating Turning Circle (9-6) by nk, 5 ran.
Stratton Banker (IRE) 18-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, went moderate 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 15l behind Shernando (8-8) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Tilsworth Glenboy 12-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, effort and hung right over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Greyfriarschorista (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.
Tell Halaf 10-3 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 11l behind Neduardo (9-3) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Lord Raglan (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Tucker's Law (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Sixties Rock 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to go 3rd 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Marosh (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Chateau Zara 16-1 (8-12) In rear, headway on inside, from over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 5l behind Usquaebach (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 20l behind Revelator (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.