RODRIGO DIAZ has gone from strength to strength since switching to handicap company and being stepped up in trip. David Simcock's charge was certainly not stopping when successful over shorter than this at Kempton last time and could be better for a sterner test of stamina. Sashenka won well over this distance at Chelmsford latest and has obvious claims despite being 4lb higher here, while Al Kout has a race fitness edge over Niblawi so could prove third best here.
2e 2|AL KOUT|77
3e 4|RODRIGO DIAZ|70