CATARIA GIRL started favourite at Sandown after a previous victory on this track. She wasn't beaten far and with Jordan Vaughan's claim a big help she's taken to get back on the winning trail. First Sargeant had been struggling this season before a better effort at Nottingham and a repeat would see him in the mix though Highlife Dancer looks more of a threat. He completed a hat-trick over the course and distance last summer and has now dropped to a winnable mark. Bondi Mist showed her first sign of form for a while last time and is 6lb lower than her victory at Chepstow last summer.
Cataria Girl (USA) 11-4fav (8-3) Unruly loading into stalls, held up in last pair, headway on rails over 2f out, not much room on inside over 1f out, squeezed through inside final furlong and stayed on towards finish, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Play Street (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Highlife Dancer 9-2 (9-7) Raced alone under far side rail, led overall and soon clear, ridden and hung right to join centre group 3f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 13l behind Lochalsh (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Cabuchon (GER) 16-1 (9-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 17l behind Aristocracy (9-11) at Chepstow 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Konzert (ITY) 25-1 (8-11) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 11l behind Petticoat Lane (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
First Sargeant 25-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, mid-division, outpaced 4f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Kalahari (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Bondi Mist (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Led and soon clear, reduced lead 6f out, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Freddy Q (8-9) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Iguacu 14-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair, switched sharply right to wide outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 7th of 11, 6l behind Cabuchon (8-13) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.