MASLAK finished last at Lingfield recently but that may have come too soon after scoring over course and distance. Less than reliable, a chance is taken he'll post one of his better efforts today and that should be good enough to come out best. Rubi Dia finished third in last year's renewal but hasn't raced since and makes her debut for new connections and though Corn Maiden finally got off the mark when scoring here a fortnight ago with Houdini Bright well beaten, she'll need to improve further after a 6lb rise in the weights.
Maslak (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, chased leader until 1f out, losing place when not much room inside final furlong, last of 8, 5l behind Linkable (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Rubi Dia 11-4 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, headway to press winner from over 3f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Light The City (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar '12.
Temuco (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt towards rear, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 5l behind Attwaal (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
El Bravo 11-2 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Jezza (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Amtired 11-4fav (9-6) In touch, switched right to challenege well over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Honoured (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Linroyale Boy (USA) 3-1fav (9-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 14, 25l behind Bocamix (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Corn Maiden 3-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb beating Honest Strike (8-12) by 2l, 8 ran.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 7-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 4f out, chased winner until over 3f out, soon outpaced by leading pair, 3rd of 5, 32l behind Kazbow (9-10) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Houdini Bright (USA) 8-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Corn Maiden (8-5) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Darwinian 100-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 14l behind Gunner Will (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.