Mystery Drama is starting to come down the weights and is preferred to Dark Amber of the older fillies but this should go to one of the three-year-olds. Opera Fan is upped in grade under a penalty after scoring at Ripon while another 6lb may have put paid to Sleeper's hat-trick bid. COSETTE didn't quite get home over 1m6f at Sandown last time but was still beaten less than a length suggesting Henry Candy's charge is still fairly treated here off only a pound higher. She gets the nod as Pink Diamond was easily brushed aside off this mark at Ffos Las on Tuesday.
Mystery Drama 12-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd but not pace of leading duo, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Red Runaway (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Dark Amber 10-3 (9-4) Led for about 2f, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Hoop Of Colour (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Cosette (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 5th on inside, switched left over 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, went 2nd under pressure over 1f out until well inside final furlong, held when left 2nd again close home, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Sebastian Beach (9-7) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
What A Scorcher 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 13l behind Second Step (9-7) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Opera Fan (FR) 9-4fav (8-11) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd travelling well over 3f out, led over 2f out, drew well clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Grand Liaison (9-2) by 6l, 7 ran.
Sleeper 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 10f out until over 8f out, pushed along over 4f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol beating Shining Glitter (8-11) by 1l, 9 ran.
Jammy Moment 50-1 (9-0) Went right start, held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, no impression, 4th of 12, 10l behind Kleo (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f flls mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Pink Diamond 7-4fav (9-3) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Lochalsh (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.