A filly in form is usually worth following and SPECIAL MISS won well enough at Sandown in a higher grade on Saturday to suggest she can defy her penalty. Elite Force has been largely disappointing but blinkers could bring about some improvement and Dalasi is interesting now going handicapping after three runs in maidens. She has more scope than Scoppio Del Carro, Ajig and Keep To The Beat.
Scoppio Del Carro 11-8fav (9-4) Dwelt raced wide held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Storm Rider (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Elite Force (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Chased away from stalls, soon tracking leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 4f out, hung left after, beaten over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 13l behind Choral Festival (9-11) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Sellingallthetime (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon went 3rd, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Joys of Spring (9-7) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Dalasi (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked winner after 2f, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Nancy From Nairobi (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Ajig 5-1 (9-6) Outpaced in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Marydale (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Special Miss 14-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug beating Weekendatbernies (9-4) by 2l, 7 ran.
Chess Valley 40-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 22l behind Si Senor (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Keep To The Beat 3-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, well behind Rawoof (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Distant High 16-1 (8-1) Slow into stride always towards rear, 8th of 9, 8l behind Ligeia (9-5) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.