CLEAR PEARL never looked like catching the favourite over track and trip on her latest start in May. But it's likely she's improved during the interim and Ed Vaughan's filly won't have to run much faster to get the better of these on her handicap bow. Pink Lips has been holding her form in low grade handicaps with a win in soft ground at Lingfield separating a couple of placed efforts at this track while Sinaadi ran better than her finishing position of seventh would suggest at Newbury last time. Sixties Queen still looks high enough in the weights but makes most appeal of the remainder nonetheless.
Clear Pearl (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Close up, headway to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Stableford (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Pink Lips 7-2fav (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 2nd near finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Jonnie Skull (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Sinaadi (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Prominent in centre, led over 2f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Swift Cedar (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Operettist 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 8l behind Young Jackie (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun.
Sixties Queen 10-1 (8-5) Led until over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Capella's Song (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Una Bella Cosa 9-2 (9-0) Slowly in to stride, outpaced towards rear, ridden and headway on wide outside over 1f out, stayed on to 4th in closing stages, 4th of 9, 6l behind Fossa (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.