In a maiden where the market might be our best guide we'll take the chance that CLOCKMAKER has trained on from two to three and build on a career bow while Ancient Greece is interesting on debut with Khajaaly also on our list after his own encouraging first start. John Gosden has started this season with a bang and it is he that saddles the selection who sets the standard after finding just the one too good on debut. The winner of that race went on to win a handicap off a mark of 100 so if running up to that level again Clockmaker can get off the mark. Mark Johnston does better with his older debutantes and Ancient Greece falls into that category. The colt has a really taking pedigree and looks bred for about this trip so if running up to his potentially on his first start he is a real live contender. Khajaaly is also well bred and ran better than the bare results suggests on his own debut. You'd expect him to come on for that run but the form from that race has been very weak. Michael Bell's Admission should be good enough to take this based on his bloodline but with experience to build on we go for Clockmaker to extend his trainer's good run.
Chez Vrony Lujain gelding out of Polish Abbey.
Clockmaker (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, settled in rear, headway inside final 2f, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, not troubled winner, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Bridge Of Gold (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr '09.
Admission Azamour gelding out of Eve.
Ancient Greece Pivotal colt out of Classicism.
Khajaaly (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 2l behind Art Excellence (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Silent Majority (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 16l behind Bronze Prince (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Soviet Secret Soviet Star colt out of Bonne Etoile.
Tumbled Again 66-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 26l behind Sowaylm (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Yashrid (USA) 14-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, pushed up to mid-division, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 9l behind Al Farahidi (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.
Denton Ryal 50-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Fighter Boy (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Desert Liaison 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Tabassum (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Aug.
Eywa 25-1 (8-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never nearer, 7th of 11, 13l behind Al Farahidi (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.
Fasette 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 8, 11l behind She's A Character (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (4) gs in Jun.
Heaven Forbid Pivotal filly out of Red Heaven.
Silver Astralis Silver Patriarch filly out of Bunty.