It has been a quiet season for Sylvester Kirk so far but Aide Memoir put a smile back on the trainer’s face at sun-kissed Bath.
All those making the frame in the toteplacepot Median Auction Maiden Fillies’ Stakes came from well off the scorching pace set by Cocabana.
But none finished faster than the 4-1 shot, who came wide around the outside under apprentice of the moment William Buick to score a shade cosily by a length and a half from Nothing Likea Dame.
“How does relief sound?” said a cheerful Kirk.
“She would be one of my sharper two-year-olds and we were really disappointed she got beat last time after she ran so well on her first run. The fast ground here suited her.”