Protaras finally opened his account at Folkestone last time and makes more appeal back in handicap company than Jivry, who has struggled since a debut win at Nottingham last year. However, it looks like the penny has dropped with ZAFARANA as she ran away with a maiden at Kempton on her return from a lay-off. Ed Dunlop's filly is taken to follow up on her handicap bow now she's discovered what the game's all about. Dansili Dancer has had a short break and may do better here, but the remainder are hard to fancy in their current form.
Enroller (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten, 4th of 6, 17l behind Opera Gal (8-11) at Windsor 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Platinum (IRE) 11-8fav (9-4) 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Street Lair (9-4) at Clairefontaine(FR) 1m 1f stk sft in Aug '10.
Classic Vintage (USA) 20-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 20, 19l behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Mataaleb 50-1 (9-10) Keen in rear, never on terms, 10th of 15, 14l behind Status Symbol (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Dansili Dancer 14-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 17, 5l behind Halicarnassus (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Jivry 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Bollin Judith (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Protaras (USA) 11-4fav (9-13) In touch, ridden 3f out, hung right over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, driven to lead close home, won at Folkestone 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug beating Whispered (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.
Zafarana 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led 4f out, clear final 3f, easily, won at Kempton 1m 4f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Aug beating Oneiric (8-12) by 11l, 6 ran.