Four Better scored on her racecourse debut but finished a disappointing fifth on her handicap bow at Windsor, while Alice Rose failed to land the odds last time after going close at Doncaster before that. TRAVELLER'S TALES found only her stablemate Operettist too good in a Salisbury maiden earlier this month with today's rival Altona back in third and she gets the vote to make further progress on her handicap debut. Chatterati is steadily improving and should figure, but it was only a seller that The New Black won at Newbury in July and she'll need to find more here.
Traveller's Tales 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 13, hd behind Operettist (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.
Four Better 13-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, plugged on one pace final 2f, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Fire Ship (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Master Of Ages (IRE) 5-2 (8-10) Reared start, tracked leader, every chance from over 2f out, soon wandered, faded over 1f out, 4th of 5, 4l behind My Lucky Liz (8-12) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Altona (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Operettist (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.
Chatterati (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Cresta Star (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Cockney Rocker 14-1 (9-3) Pulled hard tracked leaders, chased winner 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Electrician (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Alice Rose (IRE) 10-11fav (8-7) With leaders, led halfway, joined 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind My Sharona (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Abshir Zain (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced and behind, some headway in centre 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 9l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Sep.
Zain Point (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 11l behind Serene Oasis (8-12) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
The New Black (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Held up mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newbury 6f 2yo sll (4) gd in Jul beating Mcvicar (9-0) by nk, 15 ran.
La Sonadora 100-1 (8-4) Slowly away, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 7l behind Keepax (8-10) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and hung left, no extra, 7th of 15, 8l behind Regal Gold (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.