Clubbable produced the best effort of her short career to date when second on handicap debut at Hamilton two weeks ago, and remains potentially well treated from just 2 lb higher in the weights here. Indeed, that form gives her the edge over all bar She's Different on Timeform ratings and, with further improvement likely to be forthcoming after just four starts, Clubbable would appear to hold obvious claims, and is taken to open her account for the Richard Fahey yard. The Mums should also have more to offer and heads the list of dangers.
Laurens overcame inexperience to make a successful debut here in July, and showed the benefit of that initial outing with a useful effort when second in a Group 3 at Deauville last time. She still didn't look the finished article on that occasion (wandered a bit under pressure), but kept on well to get within one and three quarter lengths of the exciting winner, and left the impression the step up to this trip would see her in an even better light. She is fancied, therefore, to go one better with a defeat of Nyaleti in this valuable Group 2 prize.
What A Home showed improved form to get off the mark at Chester last time and was arguably value for far more than the official winning margin. Indeed, she still had plenty to do when meeting trouble with three furlongs to run that day, but stayed on strongly once in the clear, and was ultimately well on top at the finish. She makes her handicap debut from what looks a fair mark this afternoon, and should take plenty of beating in conditions that clearly suit. Nathalie is feared most if building on the promise of her maiden victory at Thirsk.
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