Times Edition (Timeform rating: 81p)
Runner-up, 1m fillies' maiden, Nottingham, Tuesday 26 September
Times Edition caught the eye when running on well into third on debut at Salisbury a few weeks ago and she duly stepped forward from that experience to go close at Nottingham. Times Edition was denied by the narrowest margin at Nottingham and she shaped like the best filly in the race having come from off the pace in a contest run at a steady tempo. She kept on well inside the final furlong, only losing out on the bob to a rival who was able to dictate the pace, and it shouldn't be long before this well-bred filly (half-sister to Grade 1 winner Newspaperofrecord) gets off the mark.
Inisherin (Timeform rating: 89p)
Runner-up, 1m maiden, Newmarket, Thursday 28 September
Inisherin was sent off at long odds for this maiden, but he's bred to be smart (by Shamardal and out of the Prix Jean Romanet winner Ajman Princess) and duly shaped like a good prospect on debut, the winner's previous experience just making the difference close home. Having travelled smoothly in a prominent position, Inisherin was shaken up entering the final two furlongs and there was plenty to like about the way he stuck to his task from there, ultimately passing the post half a length behind Bellum Justum, who was having his fourth start and had already shown fair form. The pick of the whole field on looks, Inisherin is sure to improve with this run under his belt and will be banker material for a similar event next time before stepping up in grade.
Vina Arana (Timeform rating: 70p)
Sixth, 7f fillies' maiden, Dundalk, Friday 29 September
This appeals as strong maiden form, the first three home consisting of a pair who had won barrier trials and one who had already finished runner-up twice in similar events. A couple of those in behind also showed promise, most notably the sixth, Vina Arana, who was very green for one who had recently won a barrier trial herself. She did well under the circumstances to be beaten only three and three-quarter lengths, still having plenty to do entering the straight and having to weave her way through as she finished strongly to be nearest at the line. Trained by Henry de Bromhead, Vina Arana should learn from this and is one to look out for in a similar event in the coming weeks.