17:30 Chelmsford

After winning two of his first three starts DIAMOND RANGER went off the boil somewhat when beaten at Newbury before finishing last of all at York. It was good to see him bounce back at Wolverhampton last month and he only went down half a length at the line. He kept on well in the closing stages so this extra half a furlong here will suit. He has been nudged up just 2lb and looks the one to beat with Buick up now.

The Menstone Gem should go hard off the front and that will give him a target to run down. That rival was only half a length behind the selection last time and could be the biggest danger again here. Idee Fixee has been a little frustrating but is another one you couldn’t rule out on handicap debut. Buxted Too was in winning form when last seen and while a 4lb rise isn’t too concerning this does look competitive so he might be up against it despite having been freshened up.

Diamond Ranger - 1pt