FIMIAS makes a handicap debut today and with Kieren Fallon replacing much less experienced riders in the plate, hopes must be high that he can make a winning introduction off a mark of 67. Tamareen won well at Wolverhampton though the draw has not been kind on this follow up bid. Sceal Nua is a workmanlike individual that seems likely to run her race. Cathcart Castle would be of interest if Chris Catlin is able to make the ultra lightweight of 8st2lb. Titus Two has yet to race on an artificial surface and his backers will need to overlook a modest run at Sandown. Bearheart returns to an artificial surface having bombed out spectacularly on turf. Diamond Vine steps up in trip.
Titus Two (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leading pair, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 9l behind Orientalist (9-1) at Sandown 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Point Du Jour (FR) 6-1 (9-7) Reluctant to leave stalls and went left, left all of 15 lengths, joined rear of the field halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 30l behind Handsome Jack (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Sceal Nua (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Went right start, slowly into stride, headway on outer to track leaders 4f out, switched left 3f out, ridden and hung left 2f out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Cometh (8-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Bearheart (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 20l behind Red Oleander (7-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Close up on inside, driven over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Indian Ballad (9-6) at Bath 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Tamareen (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway on outside well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Restless Bay (9-6) by 1l, 11 ran.
Royalorien 7-2fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, switched right 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Owain (8-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Maggie's Treasure (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Led, pushed along over 2f out, edged left and headed entering final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Ebony Song (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Fimias (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway and switched left well over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Secret Gold (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Cathcart Castle 5-2fav (8-11) Went right start, behind, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, staying on under pressure when hampered inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Reason To Believe (8-6) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.