CLOCKMAKER has caught the eye on both of his two starts to date and is given the vote to break his maiden tag at the expense of Brannagh and Aultcharn. The selection finished second on his only start as a three year old last season and although he was a beaten favourite on his return at Yarmouth last time out he still ran well to finish second behind the promising Admission. This looks like his easiest task to date and if anywhere near his best he ought to take all the beating. Brannagh has done little wrong in his two career starts and makes his return to the track this afternoon. He was not beaten far in both his runs and another bold bid can be expected. Aultcharn only showed a modest amount of ability in his two runs to date, but he comes from a yard hot in form at present so any market support should be noted. Clockmaker is the form horse in the race and will prove difficult to beat id on song.
Bowsers Brave (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 13th of 14, 38l behind Whirly Dancer (8-7) at Folkestone 7f mdn stks (5) gs.
Clockmaker (IRE) 4-5fav (9-13) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Admission (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) sft.
Four Quartets (GER) Tiger Hill gelding out of Four Roses.
Apache Kid (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, driven 2f out and soon weakened, 5th of 9, 9l behind Agent Archie (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Aultcharn (FR) 13-2 (9-3) With leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 10l behind Multames (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Brannagh (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Fine Sight (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Break Serve (USA) Grand Slam colt out of Oonagh.
Collect Art (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Slowly away, soon chasing leaders, led 3f out,headed 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 28l behind Bullwhip (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (4) gs in Mar.
Euroquip Boy (IRE) Antonius Pius gelding out of La Shalak.
Lost In The Moment (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Slowly away, soon pushed along and green in rear, 6th of 11, 9l behind Karaka Jack (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Oct.
Rocky Mood (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Mood Indigo.
Sailorman (IRE) Dubawi colt out of Squaw Dance.
Signor Verdi 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 15l behind Tamaathul (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Rock With You 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Bohemian Melody (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.