Salacia beat little when scoring by seven lengths in a C&D maiden last month but should hold her own in this company with a similar effort. Signor Sassi has been beaten in handicaps either side of winning his maiden at Doncaster and SALOOMY is worth sticking with here. He followed up a win at Salisbury with a victory on his handicap debut at Kempton and the hat-trick beckons with further progress likely. Sarah Berry won over 5f here last month but this is much tougher while Ghost Train remains hard to win with and makes no appeal.
Salacia (IRE) 11-10fav (8-12) Made most, shaken up over 1f out, pushed clear, eased near finished, won at Yarmouth 6f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug beating Sushi (8-12) by 7l, 5 ran.
Signor Sassi 9-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Sacrosanctus (9-10) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Saloomy 5-2fav (8-8) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Intransigent (9-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Ghost Train (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Zing Wing (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sarah Berry 25-1 (8-11) Pushed left start, chased leaders, ridden and not pace of leading duo over 1f out, lost 3rd final stride, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Angelito (9-7) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.