Sasheen holds Hotfoot on their Windsor meeting and remains capable of better as that came on the back of a lengthy absence, but the form of the race doesn't appear strong and the pair may find FORK LIGHTNING too good. Sir Mark Prescott's filly seemed to improve for taking to turf last time out and this return to a mile is certain to suit. It's interesting that connections are persevering with the maiden route and that decision can be rewarded with a victory. Of the remainder, Shamardal Phantom makes most appeal after taking third at Ascot on debut. The form of that contest hasn't really been tested but she's a half-sister to the smart Shamwari Lodge, who has placed on ground with cut, and David Simcock's filly should improve upon what was an encouraging start. Mexican Deb was further back that day but she's capable of better and could run a big race at an each-way price.
Bill's Story 50-1 (8-11) Went left start, towards rear, ridden and effort on outside over 2f out, plugged on, one pace, 6th of 11, 15l behind Nationalism (9-2) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Child Of Our Time (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind Ishraaqat (9-0) at Ascot 1m 3yo fll mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Fork Lightning (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Touch Tone (8-12) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Hotfoot 66-1 (8-12) Never better than mid-division,, 6th of 13, 12l behind Julienas (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Mexican Deb 9-1 (9-0) Keen and tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Ishraaqat (9-0) at Ascot 1m 3yo fll mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Sasheen 12-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 5f out, tracked leader, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Julienas (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Shamardal Phantom (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Went right start, held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Ishraaqat (9-0) at Ascot 1m 3yo fll mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Treasure Way 5-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Sunley Spinalonga (8-10) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.