Yasmeena's pedigree suggests she should be a top-flight sprinter and she could well be very well handicapped, though could just need this after such a long break and the battle-hardened BEST BE CAREFUL may just have her measure. Mark Usher's filly reappeared after a break to beat today's rivals Welsh Inlet, Whitecrest and Sensational Love on fast ground at Windsor earlier this month and there should be more to come as the handicapper only raised her 2lb. Vicona didn't look too enthusiastic at Salisbury after scoring over 6f at Bath but has plenty of pace and shouldn't be dismissed.
Perfect Pastime 10-11fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, 3rd and no extra close home, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Pineapple Pete (8-1) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Apr.
Yasmeena (USA) 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leader, led halfway, in command over 1f out, pushed along and ran on well, won at Bath 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Aug beating Silca Conegliano (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Sensational Love (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Reared start and started slowly, held up in rear, moderate effort over 1f out, never reached leaders, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Best Be Careful (9-0) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Beautiful Day 7-1 (9-1) Went right start, tracked leading trio, ridden to lead 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs beating Triviality (9-1) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Vicona (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led entering final 3f, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Sluggsy Morant (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Whitecrest 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, slightly hampered and switched left over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, lost 2nd last stride, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Best Be Careful (9-0) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd last stride, 2nd of 9, nk behind Best Be Careful (9-0) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Aurivorous 40-1 (8-13) Chased leader, effort over 1f out, soon every chance, hung left entering final furlong, faded, 6th of 8, 5l behind Sugar Beet (9-2) at Nottingham 5f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort on outside 2f out, led and hung right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, driven out, won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Welsh Inlet (9-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Regal Bullet (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Apollo D'Negro (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
One Cool Chick 100-1 (8-2) Reared and started slowly, headway and switched left approaching final 2f, soon ridden and no further progress, 6th of 10, 6l behind Sluggsy Morant (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.