Six Of Clubs came home first in a farcical affair at Wolverhampton earlier this month and the form is best discarded. However, he did score over C&D in December when beating subsequent maiden winner and today's rival Davana and has decent claims on that score. HINDU KUSH was easily outpointed by La Estrella, who runs earlier on the card, over 1m6f here three weeks ago. But Robert Mills charge finished well clear of the rest and may still be up to winning a race at this level. He gets the vote with Horsley Warrior looking best of the remainder.
Hindu Kush (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Led, hard driven over 3f out, headed over 2f out, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind La Estrella (9-9) at Southwell 1m 6f clm stks (6) fbs.
Horsley Warrior 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, reminders 5f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Gulf Of Aqaba (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bold Adventure 8-1 (8-13) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 26l behind Rosewood Lad (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Davana 17-2 (8-10) Soon pushed along in rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on strongly, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Kipchak (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f sell stks (6) fbs.
They All Laughed 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out, eased well over 1f out, 9th of 13, 34l behind Lady Bluesky (10-0) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Six of Clubs 17-2 (8-9) Took keen hold, in touch, virtually pulled up 4f out, in lead as race continued 3f out, clear over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Carnac (9-7) by 6l, 11 ran.
Spiritonthemount (USA) 28-1 (8-7) Pushed along leaving stalls, mid-division, headway 9f out, ridden 7f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 11, 9l behind Rosewood Lad (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Spruzzo 12-1 (8-9) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 17l behind Tillietudlem (9-3) at Thirsk 2m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Gulf Punch 16-1 (8-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, switched left to challenge inside final furlong, soon faded, 7th of 8, 6l behind Princess Lexi (8-9) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.