Nikki Evans is trying to strike while the iron is hot with Steel Rain and puts up 7lb claimer Oisin Murphy to offset the penalty picked up following last week's victory at Nottingham. The extra furlong won't be a problem but there might be half a chance for GRACIE'S GAMES at the weights and she'll certainly appreciate the soft ground. Verus Delicia is a course and distance winner and appears to have the beating of Diamond Vine on the form book. But she's less certain to enjoy the ground and Molly Jones is usually worth opposing.
Steel Rain 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, switched right to stand side rail halfway, led over 1f out, ridden and joined inside final furlong, just held on, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Haajes (9-12) by ns, 12 ran.
Giorgio's Dragon (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Pulled hard tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 15l behind Jonnie Skull (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Pull The Pin (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jul.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 15-8 (8-11) Raced far side tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to join 2nd close home, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind My Own Way Home (8-6) at Ffos Las 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 12l behind The Great Gabrial (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Thrasos (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Restless in stalls, in touch, pushed along over 3f out, edged left and weakened halfway, 12th of 17, 16l behind Shore Step (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Apr.
Lady Mango (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Keen towards rear, effort when pushed wide into straight 2f out, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Valdaw (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Gracie's Games 33-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, chased leader, pushed along and lost 2nd halfway, chased leaders, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Reginald Claude (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Molly Jones 6-1 (7-12) Went right and awkward leaving stalls, well outpaced in last pair, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to recover, 4th of 11, 5l behind Powerful Wind (9-1) at Bath 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun.
Cristaliyev 20-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 15, 7l behind Jubilant Queen (9-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Mistress Shy 28-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along and struggling halfway, never on terms, 7th of 9, 12l behind Pull The Pin (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jul.
All Right Now 11-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 12, 19l behind Menelik (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Depden (IRE) 9-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Miakora (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.