It's not uncommon for a Mark Johnston runner to bounce back from a poor run and Memorabilia probably needed his run at Sandown. But he was beaten such a long way on his reappearance that it's difficult to be confident about his chances here, despite the drop in grade. Paco Belle is only a plater, while the maiden Bradbury has already been exposed as moderate. Around The Clock stepped up on previous efforts when second at Brighton, however, and could make a race of it with RESIDENCE AND SPA. Tim Easterby's gelding appreciated the step up to 1m4f when third on his latest start at Beverley and looks ready to open his account now.
Memorabilia 11-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung left 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 37l behind Barney Rebel (9-0) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Dictate 25-1 (9-5) Slowly away, pushed along from stalls, never travelled and always in rear, 10th of 11, 22l behind Cunning Act (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Residence And Spa (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Led early, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Pintrada (9-3) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Around The Clock (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Held, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Lady Gabrielle (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Paco Belle (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders in 3rd, led 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Eijaaz (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Geminus (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 31l behind Gusting (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Bradbury (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 5l behind Mojolika (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Geronimo Chief (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Held up, some headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Save The Bees (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Commander Veejay 9-1 (8-2) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Retreat Content (8-12) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.