Celtic Charlie landed a double over 1m4f here earlier in the year, including a dead-heat with El Libertador that gives him the beating of Perfect Shot. He should figure if staying the extra, while Six Of Clubs also has claims on his second over C&D in February when Galiotto finished well behind. Talbot Green has scope for improvement stepping up in trip, but the vote goes to top weight CLOUDY START. Jamie Osborne's charge has yet to race over the distance but is only 2lb higher than when scoring at Southwell recently and this looks less competitive than his recent tasks.
Cloudy Start 11-8fav (9-4) Held up, lost place over 3f out, in rear when hampered approaching 3f out, headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Putin (8-2) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Galiotto (IRE) 4-1fav (9-10) Held up, kept on, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 8l behind Waldsee (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Perfect Shot (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Held up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 9l behind Corvette (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Six of Clubs 8-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, smooth headway to track leaders 6f out, went 2nd 4f out, led well over 1f out, hung left and hung fire over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Blue Cossack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Talbot Green 7-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Ostentation (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 5f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Celtic Charlie (FR) 7-4fav (9-0) Taken to post early, in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, driven and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Prince Blue (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Sahara Sunshine 20-1 (11-0) Dwelt, always behind, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Bugsy's Boy (11-12) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct '10.
Bute Street 13-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, struggling 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 14l behind Broughtons Bandit (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Henry Holmes 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led after 5f, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 29l behind Steady Gaze (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Mymateeric 50-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 12, 12l behind Broughtons Bandit (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
The Catenian (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, still plenty to do 2f out, headway into mi-division over 1f out, kept on, never reached leaders, 7th of 11, 13l behind Bilidn (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.