Two runners at Lingfield last week and unfortunately Sweet Sister did not relish the surface or the tight configuration of the Surrey track, so it was difficult for her to fulfil the promise of her homework and her debut run in a warm Salisbury race. Golden Phase fared much better with the surface, but a wide draw and having to go four wide around the turns meant that she was a couple of lengths short into the straight, keeping on for third and Rob Hornby felt that she might do better again next time.
At Windsor My Ambition took a step up in grade to race off bottom weight under Oisin Murphy - and once again in a very competitve handicap on good ground. He ran a fine race once again, travelling well in fifth behind a stiff gallop, but then being put into the race a little early up the straight as the pacemakers dropped away. He was there to be shot at inside the fiinal furlong and so dropped back to fourth by the line, beaten as many lengths by horses rated 80 and above. Oisin was very pleased with the horse and felt that he could mix it in similar races in future.
Milvus broke moderately from a wide draw and then was wiped out across to his right and ended at the back of the field, jockey Adam Farragher feeling that this gave ten lengths to the front runners. Once he came into the straight Milvus had really picked up well for Adam, and he came on a wide run up the far side of the track to finish very fast in fifth and only two lengths behind the winner. With an easier passage and position in the early part of the race, Milvus could well have had his first win for connections, and he is sure to claim a prize very soon.