ABBEY DIADEMA (9) started from inside the 2nd line last start and was soon hemmed away 3 back as THEMIDNIGHTRAMBLER controlled it out in front. Making a late play when the gap arrived to grab the silver, it followed a luckless run over the 2040m. She can make a closing play here in an open contest.
BARBOO (5) was sent to the post as fav last start and did some early work before catching cover and then trying to join in when 3m in arrears of the winner. Placed in 3 of his previous 4 starts, he tried to take them all the way 2 starts back but was gunned down. The gate stings but he can make a play.
ILLBEWATCHING (7) has no favours from this alley as he goes in search of a hat-trick of victories. Rolling forward from outside the front-line last time, he proved too strong. If the luck arrives, so can he.
WILD ABOUT TOWN (3) was sent to the front last time from gate 2 and looked to go all the way but could not see it out in holding 2nd. If he can get across here, he can be thereabouts once again.
SELECTIONS: ABBEY DIADEMA (9), BARBOO (5), ILLBEWATCHING (7), WILD ABOUT TOWN (3)
SUGGESTED BET: ABBEY DIADEMA (9) to win