Soft going will be no problem for Clubland but a 6lb penalty could be. He beat Fenella Fudge at Doncaster last week and had KEY AMBITION back in third at Nottingham in May. The latter re-opposes on better terms after scoring at the same track last month and Justin Newman's 5lb claim will further help in making up the three length deficit with Clubland. Fathsta also carries a heavy burden on the back of Monday's victory at Wolverhampton while recent Salisbury runner-up Bajan Bear would prefer faster ground as would We Have A Dream. Captain Scooby is a previous winner on today's surface and could go well.
Clubland (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd on bit over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Fenella Fudge (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Fathsta (IRE) 8-11fav (9-0) Slow into stride close up, ridden and headway to chase winner over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Red Cape (9-6) at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) gf.
Ambitious Boy 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon went 3rd, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Minalisa (9-11) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Bajan Bear 9-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Mambo Spirit (9-0) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Barons Spy (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 10, 10l behind Boots And Spurs (9-7) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Captain Scooby 4-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 9, 6l behind Amenable (8-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
We Have A Dream 7-2 (9-7) Slight lead but pressed, headed halfway, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 7l behind Mount Hollow (9-7) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Night Trade (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leader until pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 6, 13l behind Ginzan (9-5) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Key Ambition 10-3fav (9-9) Close up, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, held on towards finish, won at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun beating Whipphound (9-3) by nk, 14 ran.
Fenella Fudge 12-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Clubland (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
The Strig 20-1 (8-10) Raced far side with one other, close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Picture Dealer (9-12) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
George Fenton 9-2 (9-3) Dwelt, soon outpaced, never a factor, 7th of 10, 24l behind Cara's Request (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Beachwood Bay 15-2 (10-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Soopacal (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) std in Jul '12.
Ficelle (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 15th of 16, 12l behind Gabrial's Gift (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.