This bunch of sprinters are not exactly prolific but GRAMERCY has plenty going for him. He's slipped down the ratings and is dropping down a couple of grades having failed to figure at Ffos Las three days ago. Joe Packet is another looking to exploit his current mark and went close to doing so at Newmarket last time albeit in soft ground. Rigoletto also went close in lesser company at Warwick last month and Al's Memory found only one too good in a similar contest on the Polytrack earlier. Dominate is back on a winning mark but needs plenty of cut to show his best.
Gramercy (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Forest Edge (9-4) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Corporal Maddox 14-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 8th of 10, 8l behind Compton Park (9-13) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Joe Packet 2-1 (9-3) Pulled hard early, in touch, headway approaching final furlong, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Regal Parade (9-12) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Dominate 3-1 (9-4) Dwelt close up, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Panther Patrol (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Swendab (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Indian Tinker (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Caramack 10-1 (10-7) Refused to race, in a race won by Bajan Bear (10-7) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcap (5) gd, 13 ran.
Al's Memory (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Mid-division and soon pushed along, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Dissent (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Steel Rain 10-1 (9-8) Left at start, in a race won by First In Command (9-6) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs, 7 ran.
Rigolleto (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 11l behind Langley Vale (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Watts Up Son 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, weakened 3f out, 13th of 14, 36l behind Ty Gwr (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Pashan Garh 7-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened last 75 yards, 4th of 5, 5l behind Enliven (8-12) at Chester 7f mdn stks (4) gs.