SILKEN EXPRESS has been the subject of strong market confidence on both of her starts and having got off the mark at Ffos Las, she could well have been let in lightly off a mark of 73. Signifer continues to campaign at this level though both he and Blackdown Fair would have solid claims if they were able to reproduce any of their juvenile form. Heartsong blasted the opposition away from the stalls at Sandown and appears capable of showing his form on any surface. Supreme Quest needed eight starts to get off the mark and Roger Charlton's charge has questions to answer after a flop at Bath. O'Gorman has struggled to recapture some of the form he showed for Kevin Ryan.
Heartsong (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Raced wide of pack, prominent, hung left from halfway, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 6l behind Jwala (9-2) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
O'Gorman 3-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway towards near side when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, kept on, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 5l behind Rowe Park (9-8) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Blackdown Fair 20-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace entering final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Saloomy (8-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Supreme Quest 3-1fav (9-1) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Cats Eyes (9-0) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Signifer (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, never on terms, 5th of 6, 4l behind Cats Eyes (9-0) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Blanc De Chine (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Keen chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Lady Gibraltar (8-11) at Epsom Downs 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Silken Express (IRE) 11-10fav (8-12) Broke smartly, keen led early, tracked leader, led over 1f out, ran on, readily, won at Ffos Las 5f mdn stks (5) sft beating Blue Tiger (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 3 ran.