A trappy contest where the safest option may be to side with the hat-trick seeking GRACIE'S GAMES who has risen a total of 10lbs for good ground wins at Yarmouth and Nottingham. She looks capable of coping with the rise in the weights whilst her pedigree offers some encouragement that she'll be able to cope with some cut in the ground. Underfoot conditions should be fine for George Thisby but his recent efforts have lacked any sparkle and a bigger threat should be posed by Desert Icon who loves to get his toe in and he came close to taking advantage of a career low mark last time. San Jose City merits respect now that he's recaptured his form and don't discount Memphis Man who has slipped to a nice mark and is closely matched with Desert Icon on recent running.
Desert Icon (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind Titus Gent (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
San Jose City (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on well final furlong, pressed leaders close home, 3rd of 13, nk behind The Hamptons (9-5) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd.
Memphis Man 15-2 (8-9) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not troubled leaders, 5th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Titus Gent (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
George Thisby 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, behind final 3f, 12th of 15, 14l behind First Post (8-6) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Gracie's Games 7-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, headway over 2f out, led and edged right over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gs beating Sleepy Blue Ocean (8-12) by 1l, 11 ran.
Croeso Ynol 25-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, struggling final 2f, 8th of 10, 9l behind Foxtrot Alpha (9-4) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.