SILVINGTON has knocked on more doors than Postman Pat but one finally opened for him at Salisbury's twilight card tonight.

The four-year-old carries with a mark of 45, one of the lowest ratings in racing, and little wonder he was sent off at 33/1 for the one mile women amateur riders handicap.

The bottom weight, who has been campaigned over distances from seven furlongs to two miles, normally carries headgear to encourage him but this was the first time he sported cheekpieces.

Brought to the outside to challenge about a furlong out, Silvington ran out a two and a half length winner from the favourite Duchess of Avon to give Imogen Matthias her third success.

"I wanted to drop him out last and let him pick them off - and that's what he did," she said of the tactics.

In contrast, favourites for the two juvenile races had straightforward tasks.

Lost in Time was never headed in the six furlong novice stakes, sharing the pacemaking with Don't Stop Dancing before going clear two out to breeze home by two and a half lengths.

"He jumped out smartly," reported winning jockey Hector Crouch. "He hit the front too soon but the problem was that he never had anyone who could go with him. He's a horse with a future."

Star In The making, who like Lost In Time had been beaten in her first three outings, had to be pushed out by Adam Kirby to hold off the debutante Areehaa who will be all the better for the outing.

Clive Cox, winning yet another two-year-old race at the track this season, believes her better days firmly lie in 2020.

"She's really nice sweet natured filly, definitely going the right way. She ran well on soft ground at Newbury last time but appreciated the drier ground here. The first two pulled well clear in the final furlong, despite being drawn on the outside."

Star In The making has no fancy entries but when asked if she would run again this season, Cox smiled: "Well, there are options."

Emaraaty Ana returned to a semblance of his best form when easily accounting for four rival kin the feature six furlong race. Winner of last year's Gimcrack Stakes, he was trained for the 2,000 Guineas but palpably failed to stay and showed sprinting is his forte especially with the ground riding firm.