Aarti is proving a big disappointment but Willie Haggas has a terrific record with his three-year-olds here and she should be thereabouts again. Be My Rock and Ebble have been knocking on the door and are others with decent claims while Gifted Dancer was beaten less than a length in a handicap at Goodwood last time and should find a race before the end of the year. SHALEEK doesn't look an easy ride and is making hard work of gaining that elusive first win but her overall form is the best of offer and she's probably the one to beat again. It's almost a year since Pomarine made her debut at Newmarket but she could be worth monitoring with a view to handicaps in the autumn.
Aarti (IRE) Evensfav (8-12) Keen prominent, ridden 2f out, challenged winner inside final furlong, held when hampered and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Sushi (8-12) at Lingfield 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf.
Aujourd'hui Tobougg filly out of Evening.
Be My Rock 15-8 (8-7) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Gold Show (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m mdn stks (4) sft in Aug.
Ebble 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Dream Tune (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Fantastic Indian Sleeping Indian filly out of Quite Fantastic.
Gifted Dancer 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon switched right and not clear run, not clear run over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed final 75 yards and held by winner after, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Scottish Glen (9-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
It's My Time 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 9l behind Ihtifal (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn flls stks (5) gf in Jul.
Kiss My Heart 33-1 (8-6) Led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened well over 1f out, last of 6, 20l behind Lady Sylvia (8-6) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
La Giaconda Excellent Art filly out of Always On My Mind.
Pomarine (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Raced centre, mid-division, not much room over 2f out, not clear run 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 11l behind The Fugue (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Oct.
Prime Run 11-4 (8-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Solemn Oath (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Rosa Lockwood Needwood Blade filly out of Star Of Flanders.
Shaleek 6-4fav (8-12) Led, driven and headed over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind An Cat Dubh (9-3) at Chester 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Smirfys Blackcat (IRE) One Cool Cat filly out of Smirfys Dance Hall.