Returning to the flat, Strobe ridden by Joey Hayneswere in the 15f J W GRANT BUILDERS MERCHANTS HANDICAP with 9 runners on a track that was Good to Soft. Strobe was soon in the lead from the start and seemed to be content to maintain his position.With 3f to go the challenges came and toward the final furlong appeared to weaken. He finally finished 8th of the 9 runners. He will now be looking to the forthcoming end of Summer/Autumn NH campaign.