RON Harris doesn’t have many runners in sellers, but his first one this year was a winner.

It was the three-year-old filly Elzaam’s Dream, at Leicester on Monday. A horse making its debut in a selling race is normally one to be avoided, and this accounted for her 20/1 starting price. Though she ran green early on and was last at halfway, when the penny dropped she ran on strongly in the sixth and final furlong to win.

Harris purchased her as a yearling for 2,500 euros, but didn’t run her last season. He told the Racing Post afterwards: “She is a lovely big scopey filly. She's like a chaser, she's so big. That's why she's taken a bit of time.

"I thought she'd be ready for the all-weather but she knocked her hock and it's worked out the right way.”

He had to go to £5,500 to buy her in. “Hopefully I've got a nice filly on my hands,” he added.

Madness night at Chepstow on Saturday drew a big crowd of about 8,000.

One of the highlights on the track was the pillar-to-post victory of Grace Harris’ Bungee Jump. She returned to form there two weeks ago, and this time was making a rare attempt at seven furlongs. Tactics were carefully planned. Her jockey Rossa Ryan steered Bungee Jump from her draw near the far side across to the stands side rail. Soon she was galloping along with a clear lead, and was never in danger. She’s won on going as diverse as good to firm and heavy and seems equally adept at six or seven furlongs. However, after two wins in a row she’s likely to go up to a mark at which she has struggled before.

The David Evans two-year-olds are still running well. Lili Wen Fach had already competed five times before lining up for the fillies’ race at Chepstow on Saturday evening, but her enthusiasm was undimmed. Despite being niggled along from halfway to stay in touch with the leader, she galloped on resolutely and hit the front in the last 50 yards. The soft going was no impediment and the way she finished suggested six furlongs will suit her well.

Evans was back in the winners enclosure on Sunday at Goodwood, when Shani won a relatively good quality seller. Mick Channon’s stable had taken this race four times in the past and their representative was fancied to make it five, only to be denied by a neck by Shani. Strangely the third horse was claimed for £15,000, but there were no takers for the first or second.

Both Lili Wen Fach and Shani are entered in a valuable six furlong seller at York on Friday. Chepstow are also in action that afternoon.

The Robert Stephens Racing Club sponsors one of the races. They will be hoping that if the stable’s Espresso Freddo can’t break a long losing run in that contest, Secondo will be in the money in a later one.