This looks the easiest opportunity to date for CLOWANCE HOUSE and assuming he copes with the forecast quicker ground he can see off newcomer Talimos. Roger Charlton's charge has three starts under his belt now and is officially rated 79. He was slightly disappointing last time when fancied to run well at Newbury, but the extra furlong here may play to his strengths and a repeat of that run may be enough in this weaker race. The two newcomers Comprimario and Talimos rate as likely dangers. John Dunlop's Montjeu colt cost 70,000 guineas and is related to winners on the continent, whilst Talimos is out of a very strong stayer and the feeling is that this trip may prove to be a bare minimum even at this early stage of his career. Of those to have raced, the majority need to step up by some margin on what we have seen, although improvement can be expected of Googoobarabajagal. Although not the easiest to pronounce, Stuart Kittow's gelding is expected to improve for the step up in trip and we may not have seen the best of him yet. This looks the best opportunity yet for Clowance House to bring home the bacon.
Clowance House 9-2 (9-3) Raced wide in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Sight Unseen (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Comprimario (IRE) Montjeu gelding out of Soubrette.
Googoobarabajagal (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division and keen, ridden 2f out, soon held and eased final furlong, 11th of 12, 23l behind Blue Tango (9-3) at Bath 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Jasper Cliff 100-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 4f out, soon struggling, 13th of 14, well behind Namibian Orator (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Talimos (IRE) Lomitas gelding out of Silvertone.
Cape Marien (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Started slowly, always towards rear, struggling over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 26l behind Star Ruby (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Haafhd Time (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Ran green, raced wide, always towards rear, 13th of 14, 36l behind Natural Flair (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn fll (4) in Apr.
Lucy's Perfect 50-1 (8-7) Always in rear, last of 9, 25l behind Onemix (8-7) at Bath 1m 2f mdn flls stks (5) gf in Apr.