HOT on the heels of his 35 winners during August, Ralph Beckett swiftly got off the mark in September with Diamond Vega’s listed success at Baden-Baden last Saturday.

Closer to home later the same afternoon, Classical Song confirmed the promise she had displayed on her debut at Goodwood by scoring at Sandown. The well bred daughter of Lope De Vega was flagged up in this column after her encouraging performance in a seven-furlong fillies’ maiden at the Qatar Festival on the Sussex Downs when a running on third at the start of last month.