Pour La Victoire has proved frustrating on the Polytrack with a string of placed efforts to his name. But he still looks best of the older horses with Nifty Kier needing to put a poor effort at Yarmouth behind him. However, the three-year-olds get plenty of weight at this time of the season and that gives CLAPPERBOARD an advantage on today's terms. Placed at Lingfield three weeks ago, she can finally open her account in this lowly company. Sakhee'ssquirrel has tumbled down the handicap in a relatively short space of time and was placed over 6f here last year.
Admirals Walk (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 11, 6l behind Indian Violet (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Knight Charm 4-1 (9-1) Raced freely, led until over 2f out, weakened rapidly, last of 8, 17l behind Until Midnight (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Nifty Kier 9-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon well beaten, last of 8, 18l behind Fathom Five (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Until Midnight (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Soubrette 40-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, ridden 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Clapperboard 6-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, headway on outer to press winner 2f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Big Kenny (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Sakhee'ssquirrel 33-1 (9-0) With leader, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Passing By (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Trinity Lorraine (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, some headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 8l behind Enquiring (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.