ELMAAM had plenty more in the locker when beating subsequent Hamilton scorer Zennor to get off the mark at Beverley last month. Willie Haggas' filly is still on the up and doesn't look badly treated in her first handicap. She gets the nod ahead of Bonnie Brae, who is more exposed and penalised for her win in a lower grade at Salisbury last Sunday. Sunset Kitty hails from a stable in form but Walter Swinburn's top weight has to defy another career-high mark if she's to complete her hat-trick while Countermarch was favoured by the weights when scoring at Wolverhampton in March. Tameen is likely to need this while Imaginary World continues to creep up the handicap, despite not winning.
Sunset Kitty (USA) 7-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on and edged right last 100 yards, won at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Dazeen (8-13) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Bonnie Brae 13-8fav (10-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Salisbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Duquesa (8-2) by 5l, 5 ran.
Elmaam 1-4fav (8-12) Went left start, chased leaders, pushed along to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Beverley 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf in May beating Zennor (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Countermarch 11-8fav (7-12) In touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Symphonic Dancer (9-9) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Tameen 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) gs in Sep beating Mia Madonna (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Imaginary World (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt, carried head awkwardly, keen in rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind Submission (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Adorable Choice (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Pushed along in rear, weakened over 3f out, eased and tailed off over 1f out, last of 11, 38l behind Alluring Star (7-13) at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Merrjanah 12-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Mosaicist (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (6) gf in May.