DAVID Evans ran one of his nicest two-year-olds, Good Vibes, at Sunday’s Salisbury meeting.

She’d run promisingly at Newmarket and this time she showed grit to get up close home to beat the odds on favourite by a neck. She was in receipt of four pounds from the other filly, a previous winner, but wandered about a bit in the final furlong through greenness. The rest were about four lengths behind.

Evans said afterwards: “I was disappointed she got beaten at Newmarket as I think she is very good. She could go for a Listed race at York and then Royal Ascot.”

Her owners Paul and Clare Rooney paid £35,000 for her last year. She could turn out to be a bargain.

David Probert rode a nice winner for Roger Teal at Salisbury. Sent off at 25/1, Oxted wasn’t an obvious contender for the seven furlong maiden, but he improved vastly on his sole outing last year to beat a fair field. The yard think a lot of this horse, and the association with Wales’ leading flat jockey could be one to follow, bearing in mind their success in the past with Guineas runner-up Tip Two Win.

The 2018/19 jumps season came to its conclusion at Sandown on Saturday. Robert Stephens’ Push The Tempo ran respectably in the final race, beaten 13 lengths in fifth place in classy company. He may find easier pickings in one or two decent handicaps run at Newton Abbot through the summer; he won twice there last year.

The previous evening saw a belated success for David Brace at Chepstow’s Dunraven Bowl meeting with Pink Eyed Pedro.

This familiar figure on the South Wales pointing scene has sponsored this race for novice hunter chasers for 24 years, yet despite numerous attempts he had never managed to win it. This time everything went right.

Ridden by Jack Tudor, Pink Eyed Pedro galloped into the lead going great guns three out and, accompanied by scenes of great delight among connections in the parade ring, he drew away to win by 11 lengths.

Milton Bradley’s Wye Bother showed a little promise earlier this year and took a further step forward at Wolverhampton on Monday, when coming in second. She finished her race well, and as she was coming off a two-month break this three-year-old filly might be able to progress further in the next few weeks.

There’s no respite for the Chepstow staff, as they prepare for their third fixture in less than a fortnight. This Friday sees their first flat meeting of 2019 and there are 174 entries for seven races, so field sizes should be good.

In the 2.15 Buriram has the best form of those that have run, though there are quite a few unexposed sorts among the entries from the Ralph Beckett yard.

Quantum Dot, six times a winner there over the minimum trip, may make his seasonal reappearance in the 4.25, a race in which he finished third last year. In the past he has always needed at least one run before he hits peak form.