Six Of Clubs keeps on finding a bit more and will need to do so again today after scoring by a neck at Wolverhampton last time. Squad went very close over C&D three weeks ago and has decent claims though he finished just behind runner-up HONOURABLE KNIGHT at Kempton earlier. The latter is not the most consistent but can confirm running on better terms and gets the tentative vote. Ya Hafed has been placed over hurdles of late so 2m back on the Flat should be no problem and an improved effort from Low Key would be no surprise.
Squad 5-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Nashville (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Beat Route 10-1 (9-1) Behind, headway on inside over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Wildomar (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Where's Susie 12-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 8l behind Gabrial's King (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Six of Clubs 3-1fav (9-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, hard pressed close home, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Vimiero (10-0) by shd, 6 ran.
Ya Hafed 16-1 (8-8) Chased leader until ridden 3f out, weakened quickly soon after, last of 6, 12l behind Dunhoy (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Watergate (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, hd behind Ellmau (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct '09.
Low Key (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Led, clear with one other after 4f until 4f out, headed 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon beaten, lost moderate 3rd 1f out, 4th of 5, 20l behind La Estrella (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, moderate effort over 1f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind Fourth Generation (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.