Gramm is the eye-catcher here as he's thrown in on old form and was tried over a massively inadequate five furlongs on his return, but backing him still represents a big risk and we'll side with the slightly more convincing profile of CLASSIC CONTOURS. John Quinn's runner shaped well enough over hurdles last time to suggest he's in good heart and has dropped to a mark of 60, one he's well capable of defying when things drop right. Straversjoy is better on artificial surfaces and has a little to prove on turf, Miereveld has had less chances than most and is in the right hands, while Yossi really should be winning races off this mark if anywhere close to his old self.
Deejan (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Soon led, headed 8f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, last of 12, 41l behind Snowberry Hill (8-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Classic Contours (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leader, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 15l behind Daytime Dreamer (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f app hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Yossi (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Driven along from start and son chased leader, led inside final 4f until ridden and headed over 2f out, stayed chasing leaders under pressure until weakened final furlong, 8th of 15, 7l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Waldsee (GER) 5-1 (10-10) 11th of 19, 26l behind Asserdoun (10-5) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f stk hvy in Nov.
Straversjoy 9-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 13l behind Tobernea (9-3) at Warwick 1m 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Gramm 66-1 (8-6) Always in rear, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 16l behind Cape Royal (9-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Flora's Pride 16-1 (9-9) Reared start, held up towards rear, never nearer, 9th of 15, 10l behind Dean Iarracht (10-2) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Maybeme 16-1 (9-9) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 15, 6l behind Dean Iarracht (10-2) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Emirate Isle 50-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 18l behind Lady Bluesky (10-0) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Strathaird (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Dwelt, in rear, no chance final 2f, 8th of 12, 8l behind Reveur (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-45 (7) pol in Oct '07.
Transfered (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Awkward start, held up, headway halfway, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 19l behind New Code (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Shanavaz 66-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 13, 42l behind Lady Bluesky (10-0) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Red Valerian Two (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 14l behind Cornish Beau (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Miereveld 33-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 13, well behind Jolly Roger (8-6) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) gs.
Fantastic Storm 50-1 (9-10) Mid-divison, lost place over 6f out, struggling 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 15, 9l behind Scarab (11-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.