Six Of Clubs has done all his winning over longer trips and is having his first outing since last May, while Bath winner Spiritonthemount also returns from a lengthy lay-off. Bold Adventure was still beaten 11 lengths when third over C&D early last year and a chance is taken on TOUCAN TANGO. Mick Quinn's lightly-raced four-year-old is open to improvement over today's longer distance having finished fourth to the progressive Sky High Diver at this track last time and is taken to open his account here.
Six of Clubs 3-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, led over 5f out, soon clear, reduced lead over 2f out, headed entering final 2f, weakened soon after, 4th of 8, 13l behind Three White Socks (8-5) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Bold Adventure 20-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, outpaced 3f out, some headway on inside 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 15l behind Rose Aurora (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Spiritonthemount (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Reminders in rear soon after start, headway 11f out, led 8f out, ridden over 5f out, headed 4f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 18l behind Spinning Waters (8-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Toucan Tango (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Sky High Diver (9-4) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Hada Men (USA) 40-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace, 7th of 16, 9l behind Puy D'Arnac (9-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Drummanmoremaster (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, last of 13, 29l behind Blue Eyed Miss (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct '10.
Empyrean (USA) 20-1 (8-2) Prominent on outer, reminders over 8f out, ridden halfway, plugged on same pace, 4th of 12, 20l behind Storm Hawk (9-6) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.