Clapperboard could see her price shorten if Intense Feeling can give a good account of herself in the previous race but this track hasn't traditionally suited front-runners so we will row in with CHORAL CLAN. Philip Mitchell's colt didn't really take to racing on turf, but he put up a fair effort behind Prim And Proper at Kempton in April and with that horse winning last weekend, the form has a solid look about it. Lifejacket has evidently taken time to come to hand though we'd prefer to have seen his stable operating in much better form. Crafted has shown little in three starts so far and is noted in the market on his handicap debut. Starlite Jewel ran a much better race than her finishing position at Yarmouth suggests and Ryan Powell will take off a valuable 3lb tonight.
Clapperboard 5-2 (9-3) Raced keenly, made all, clear over 2f out, reduced lead inside final furlong, held on well, unchallenged, won at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Tubeanie (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Plough Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 16l behind Lady Marl (9-1) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Choral Clan (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leading trio until halfway, in touch, ridden on outside 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 13l behind Aurelia Cotta (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in May.
Scariff Hornet (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) In touch, lost place over 2f out, eased final furlong, 11th of 12, 28l behind Khee Society (9-5) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Buckland Beau 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, ridden and no impression when hampered approaching final furlong, eased, 11th of 13, 9l behind Syrian Pearl (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Happydoingnothing 66-1 (8-8) Chased leader, pushed along 3f out, soon lost 2nd, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Baltic Brave (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Lifejacket (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 4th of 13, 7l behind Storm Rider (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Purana 33-1 (8-10) Went right start, held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 22l behind Sharp Volley (9-1) at Warwick 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Excedo Praecedo 12-1 (9-7) Switched left soon after start and held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon hanging left, modest headway over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 14l behind Storm Rider (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Crafted (IRE) 9-4 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, hung left and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Pearl Princess (8-7) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Venus Marina 66-1 (8-9) Pulled hard early in rear, never on terms, 11th of 14, 11l behind Role Player (10-0) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Starlite Jewel 20-1 (8-12) Slow into stride in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to press winner over 1f out, not quicken towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Strike A Light (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.