Shropshire has risen in the weights this season despite not winning while Gramercy and Elusive Flame are both recent winners over 6f racing off higher marks today. The latter is closely matched with Secret Witness on running at Newmarket earlier while Spiritual Star has a bit more to find judged on last month's third in similar company over 7f here. Norse Blues has been winning over a mile this year and may find things happening too quickly for him in this so a chance is taken on DUBAWI SOUND. He couldn't cope with the higher-rated Taayel in a conditions race over 6f at this track last time but has dropped another 2lb since and may come good today.
Shropshire (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear centre group, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 14th of 27, 6l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Spiritual Star (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Intransigent (8-12) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Dubawi Sound 3-1 (8-13) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Taayel (8-9) at Doncaster 6f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Secret Witness 20-1 (8-13) Raced near side, always behind, 19th of 20, 14l behind Baccarat (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Norse Blues 14-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 7th of 16, 3l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Bertiewhittle 25-1 (8-13) Raced near side, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 19th of 29, 8l behind Galician (8-12) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Gramercy (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Raced centre, behind, pushed along before halfway, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, hung left, ran on well, won at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug beating Tarooq (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Elusive Flame 25-1 (9-0) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Artistic Jewel (9-4) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Mac's Power (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) In rear centre group, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 23rd of 27, 14l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Yeeoow (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Chased leaders centre group, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 24, 3l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Dr Red Eye 12-1 (9-9) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 9l behind Laffan (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Joe Packet 13-2 (9-8) Chased leaders on outer, pushed along halfway, ridden into 3rd over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra final 110 yards, 7th of 14, 5l behind Burning Thread (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Sir Reginald 11-2 (9-5) Slow into stride held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Laffan (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Corporal Maddox 9-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner final furlong, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Bop It (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.