Suegioo looks in the handicapper's grip, while last year's second Waterclock
has lost form.
A winner on the Flat, Waterclock
did not enjoy the best passage when beaten just under four lengths on Boxing Day and appeared to finish with a little left in the locker.
was among the 31 horses for the prestigious staying handicap, which has a maximum field of 17.
did not look totally tuned up but defied his looks to make a winning appearance.
(centre), ridden by James Doyle, beats Hefner (left) and Stencive at odds of 25-1 in the 1m maiden at Newbury yesterday.
Slowly away, she made stealthy headway under Silvestre de Sousa before staying on stoutly to win going away by three lengths from Waterclock
The Lambourn-based rider is increasingly in demand and he again impressed with a double for Roger Charlton on juveniles Priceless Jewel and Waterclock
Yesterday's highlight The second division of the 1m maiden at Newbury proved an eventful race for in-running players as the 25-1 winner Waterclock
was matched at a high of 110 before scoring narrowly.
Further, the famous clock automata erected over the Jayrun Gate at Damascus by Muhammad ab-Sa'ati in 1164, which remained a working public spectacle in 1326 when it was observed by Ibn Battuta, together with other waterclocks
(as at Fez) and sundials, demonstrate an interest in the exhibition of time in public spaces prior to the late-nineteenth-century clock towers in Ottoman territory described in Celik's work.