STARLIGHT SERENADE showed a very willing attitude to score at Salisbury on only her second start, despite still showing signs of inexperience. She can continue her upward curve by landing this if handling the switch to Polytrack. Relation Alexander has already shown she handles the surface when winning at Kempton on her nursery debut. She has a penalty to overcome but Robert Tart's claim halves the extra and she can't be ignored. The Dukerer was only beaten a neck at Southwell last month but has gone up in the weights again since and the less-exposed Tez in just as interesting. He cost 60,000gns and has shown a bit of promise in maidens. His stable is in form as is that of Amadaffair while Vallila is another who has been knocking on the door and she has a useful 5lb claimer on board.
Relation Alexander (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Acquaint (9-6) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Sheacheval (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Held up, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Pyjama Day (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Starlight Serenade 5-2fav (8-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, stayed on to lead post, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Solo Hunter (8-11) by ns, 12 ran.
Vodka Chaser (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 13, 15l behind Dovil's Duel (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Cheeky Peta's 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Anytimeatall (9-4) at Leicester 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Born To Fly (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Gender Agenda (8-6) at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Ambria's Fury (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) In touch, pushed along 3f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Top Dollar (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
The Dukkerer (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden and switched left over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Mornin Mr Norris (8-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.
Tez 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear and keen, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, 4th of 6, 10l behind Yajamila (9-0) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug.
Amadaffair 7-2 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Penny's Boy (8-11) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Vallila 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, switched outside and headway over 2f out, edged right and challenged over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Dovil's Duel (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Severnwind (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair throughout, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Al Baz (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo nov auc stks (5) pol in Jul.