KING OF CLUBS did not beat much when getting off the mark over an extended mile at Nottingham last time but he won with plenty in hand on that occasion. Prior to that, the son of Intello was beaten just a short-head by a useful type who won off a mark of 89 earlier this week, which suggests that a current rating of 85 may underestimate Hughie Morrison's progressive colt. Ensured was an 11-length winner of a novice race over 1m2f here a few weeks ago, but the soft ground may have exaggerated his dominance on that occasion. Dark Lion struggled on heavy ground at Haydock last time but he put in a promising effort on good to firm at Goodwood prior to that and he could go well at a price.
4e 1|DARK LION|86