PINK DIAMOND scored at Salisbury on her handicap debut. Further progress is expected and she gets the nod in an open affair. But dangers abound, not least Mighty Missile as he steps up in trip, while Opera Fan has a shout back over today's shorter trip. Black Label's recent second came in maiden company but Scoppio Del Carro will likely improve on his handicap debut fifth at Goodwood and can get involved.
Opera Fan (FR) 5-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon lost 2nd, 4th and held when eased and dropped to 5th towards finish, 5th of 7, 3l behind Daydreamer (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Black Label 7-2 (9-1) Soon tracking leaders, went 2nd 8f out, chased winner 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Crown Of Aragon (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Scoppio Del Carro 5-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Golden Journey (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Final Countdown 25-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, effort on rails and kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 6, 4l behind Rayoumti (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Tipsy Star 14-1 (8-10) Rearing in stalls, tracked leaders on inside, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Crown Of Aragon (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Pink Diamond 4-1 (9-6) Held up in 5th on inside, headway on outside over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, stayed on to assert towards finish, won at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Eugenic (9-3) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Mighty Missile (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Close up in 4th, pushed along over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headway when switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on but no threat to winner, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Tamayuz Magic (9-0) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jun.
Buy Out Boy 16-1 (8-11) Mid-divison, pushed along over 3f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Nakeeta (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf.