Riverside Theatre starts a close favourite in this race alongside Rubi Light at 9/2. Both will face strong competition here, in a race that any of 10 horses could win. Riverside Theatre particularly enjoys this distance, winning most recently at Ascot in February. Rubi Light is a tough performer, and tends to like the heavy going, and Rubi Light's stamina may see at least a place here.
Noble Prince, Somersby and Medermit all trail the favourites at around 6/1. Somersby is a consistent horse, and is a good bet for a place position. Medermit is an experienced 8 year old, but again may not threaten the leading two in this race.
Of the rest of the field, Great Endeavour has lost form recently, only finsihing 11th at Cheltenham in December. Blazing Tempo has won well, but on soft to heavy going, so if the conditions suit on the day Blazing Tempo could place. Poquelin has lots of Cheltenham experience, and has consistently placed. At 16/1 Poquelin's past form warrants and each way bet. Realt Dubh also has a strong consistency to place, and again at 16/1 may well be worth an each way bet.
WinDrawWin Tips: Riverside Theatre to win. Poquelin and Realt Dubh to place.