'CRUISING' is how Gerald Ryan described Monday's gallop byRubick ahead of Saturday's Blue Diamond. Ryan oversaw the gallop on the Caulfield steeple grass where Rubick worked with a Peter Moody-trained horse over 800 metres, reports Racing Network.

Rubick, with Brenton Avdulla in the saddle, sat three to four lengths behind the Moody horse, reeled it in easily and ran right the line in the gallop. 

"The horse looks good, he looks terrific in his coat, he has come on and he is bright and well," Ryan said. "Brenton did not move on him. He ran 50.1, 22.70 and 10.68 seconds and he was cruising. He pulled up really well. By the time he got back to me in the middle (of the track) he would not have blown a feather over." 

Ryan said he would like Rubick to draw seven or eight when the barrier draw is conducted tomorrow. He noted it gives the horse the chance to dictate terms without having to work overtime early from an inside draw to maintain his position.