GRACIE'S GAMES has been slowly working her way back to form and ran well at Nottingham last time, despite finding 5f too sharp. She has to be the selection in a very modest affair as four of her five previous wins have been off higher marks. Old-timer Methaaly is probably waiting for the all-weather season to get back into full swing, even though he is better treated on Turf, while Baltic Gin doesn't appear to be improving and finished last here on her latest start. Jackie Love, placed over 7f here in the spring, may be best of the rest though a market move for the returning Valley Dreamer would be interesting.
Methaaly (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Missed break, rider failed to remove blind, towards rear, headway 2f out, edged left and kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Ambitious Boy (9-12) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, under pressure halfway, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fairy Wing (9-12) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Ficelle (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Behind, detatched halfway, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 8, 9l behind Calm Attitude (9-6) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Baltic Gin (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, no chance after, last of 5, 10l behind Blue Clumber (8-4) at Chepstow 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
The Name Is Frank 10-1 (8-10) Chased leader, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 7l behind Perfect Mission (9-11) at Salisbury 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Colourbearer (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 13l behind Fathsta (9-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Gracie's Games 9-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride soon chased leaders, ridden halfway, effort over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Megaleka (8-3) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Jackie Love (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind King Of Wing (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Valley Dreamer 80-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, well beaten over 1f out, last of 12, 11l behind Broughtons Charm (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
All Right Now 12-1 (8-4) In touch, chased leaders over 2f out, soon hung right and weakened, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fairy Wing (9-12) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Monty Fay (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakening when short of room over 2f out, 11th of 12, 12l behind Reginald Claude (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Rosa Lockwood 33-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 24l behind Lytham (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Zed Candy Girl 33-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Mukhabarat (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.