CLOWANCE HOUSE beat a former 100-rated horse on the Flat over hurdles at Towcester earlier this month. If that truly signalled a return to form, the six-year-old should take all the beating in this with Willie Twiston-Davies claiming 7lb as he's already won off a higher mark on the level. Saborido has been woefully out of sorts this year but Alfraamsey won twice on the Polytrack last month and went down with all guns blazing over 2m at Kempton nine days ago. Native Colony returns from a lay-off but could also figure if fully wound-up.
Clowance House 9-1 (8-9) Led after 3f, headed 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 8, 7l behind Royal Diamond (8-2) at Ffos Las 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep '09.
Saborido (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Prominent, pushed along ove 5f out, soon lost place, well behind over 3f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Blackstone Vegas (8-5) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Native Colony 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Hidden Valley (9-1) at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Hidden Valley 7-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden and no progress 2f out, plugged on one pace inside final furlong, never a threat, 7th of 9, 7l behind Astromagick (8-13) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Princely Hero (IRE) 80-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, 14l behind Rockfella (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Dr Finley (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place after 5f, outpaced over 3f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 17l behind Epsom Salts (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Alfraamsey 7-2 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Reillys Daughter (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lombok 14-1 (9-3) Always behind, ridden and lost touch over 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 50l behind Hawridge King (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.