A sprint restricted to grey horses so most of these have taken part before. Crew Cut won this last year beating Light From Mars, Baby Strange and Rylee Mooch with Enderby Spirit and Medici Time further behind. However, the latter had also beaten several of the above when landing this in 2012. It could pay to look outside the usual suspects and go with the progressive three-year-old SYRIAN PEARL. She went within a nose of defying a 9lb rise at Doncaster last time having recorded a hat-trick before that. Lady Horatia is another looking to get the better of the older sprinters and went very close over track and trip last month.
Light From Mars 7-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, edged left and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Atlantis Crossing (9-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Lady Horatia 4-1 (9-8) Led early, tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Johara (9-7) at Kempton 6f fll hcp (4) pol.
Baby Strange 20-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, well outpaced in last pair, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 9th of 16, 5l behind Ashpan Sam (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Crew Cut (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Liberty Jack (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Syrian Pearl 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Elusive George (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Serenity Spa 5-1 (9-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, went 4th close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Mia San Triple (9-6) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Enderby Spirit (GR) 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden and headed final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Seal Rock (9-10) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Daring Dragon 20-1 (9-9) Towards rear, riden over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 10, 9l behind Illustrious Prince (9-11) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Moonspring (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind He's My Boy (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Medici Time 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, held when lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Classy Anne (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Rylee Mooch 4-1 (9-8) Keen early tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Come On Dave (9-11) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Two Shades Of Grey (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Castorienta (9-8) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.