KHIONE just got her head in front to win her maiden at Nottingham earlier this month. The runner-up has subsequently won and, given the third horse was a further 10 lengths behind, the form looks solid enough. Luca Cumani's filly is preferred to another winning debutante in Goodwood scorer Selfsame while Varnish will have step up on her comeback victory at Salisbury. Shestheman was a disappointing favourite at the same track last time when third-placed Dutch Diamond finished a length ahead but Amber Silk may be capable of better still having won on her handicap debut at Goodwood in May.
Shestheman 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, led approaching final 2f, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Traveller's Tales (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Amber Silk (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on, won at Goodwood 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Roxelana (9-1) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Khione 11-1 (9-0) Slowly away, raced towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, hung left under pressure when every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gs beating Chigun (9-0) by hd, 13 ran.
Varnish 2-1fav (8-12) Mid-division on inside, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, headway over 2f out, chased leader 1f out, led final 150 yards,stayed on, won at Salisbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Berwin (8-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Dutch Diamond 3-1 (9-7) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon outpaced, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Ambivalent (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Selfsame (USA) 9-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, headway on inner over 2f out, not much room when challenging inside final furlong, soon switched left and squeezed between rivals to lead towards finish, held on well, won at Goodwood 1m fll mdn stks (5) gs beating Santarini (8-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Junior Diary (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Keen led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Saint Hilary (8-12) at Leicester 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) sft.
Little Dutch Girl 8-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, not much room over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 8, 8l behind Spanish Wedding (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.