SILK SARI is a superbly-bred daughter of Dalakhani who looks a typical Luca Cumani improver and can follow up her Pontefract maiden success from what looks a lenient mark. Astonishing landed a Kempton maiden before a decent effort on her handicap debut at Goodwood where she was caught in the last strides by Miss Dashwood. Willow Beck was on a five-timer when beaten here last month where she was racing on soft ground for the first time. Back on quicker going she has to be a threat along with Phaenomena, who found Chester's tight track against her after her maiden victory at Newbury. Zipp gets into the handicap with a very low weight and looked much improved on soft ground at Windsor.
Lily In Pink 20-1 (8-12) Chased leader until pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, 35l behind Khione (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in May.
Saytara (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Soon pressing leader, led 8f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 10l behind Cat O'Mountain (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Opera Box 7-1 (9-13) Disputed lead early, tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed final furlong, held on gamely, all out, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Tinshu (9-7) by shd, 14 ran.
Willow Beck 5-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Greek War (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Astonishing 9-4fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led after 4f, ridden over 1f out, kept on, headed final stride, 2nd of 9, nk behind Miss Dashwood (9-10) at Goodwood 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Silk Sari 9-4fav (8-9) Close up, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed narrowly approaching final furlong, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, found extra close home, won at Pontefract 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul beating Statutory (9-0) by 1l, 6 ran.
Phaenomena (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) In rear, pushed along 5f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Yarroom (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Paris Rose 11-8fav (9-8) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 5l behind Nemushka (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Arbaah (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until 10f out, tracked leading pair until 5f out, went 3rd again over 3f out, ridden and hung right 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 15l behind Debdebdeb (9-4) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Zipp (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Aug beating Sharareh (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.