Clansman – 5-year-old gelding; Liam Bailey – 1lb lower than the mark he won off on seasonal debut, Clansman looks primed to strike again soon on winter going. He bounced back to form on his most recent run at Ayr last week despite proving no match for the impressive winner, boxing on well having travelled nicely. Even softer ground will suit this game sort and I expect him to be very hard to beat in a class 6 when the mud is flying over the next few weeks.
Timebar – 2-year-old colt; Richard Hannon – having shaped with some promise on debut, Timebar was he subject of notable and strong support on his second start at Epsom. Looking all at sea on the track there, he failed to beat a rival, but once more looked a horse with ability last time out at Newbury. In a race that was always going to prove a little hot for him, he nonetheless travelled better than almost all of his rivals before weakening late having got a bit bogged down in the ground. A mark of 67 looks exploitable in a nursery before the season is out.
Back the above horses on their next four starts; stop of they change trainer.