The previously consistent Qeethaara ran a shocker at Kempton on Wednesday without any apparent excuse and Abigails Angel makes more appeal. She's chasing a hat-trick after a couple of victories over 1m2f and today's shorter trip won't be much of an inconvenience. METHAYEL was denied her treble when only fourth at Kempton in November, but Clive Brittain's filly had scored twice at Brighton before that and may have improved in the interim. She gets the nod as both Isdaal and Polar Auroras need to step up on their recent placed efforts to figure in this better contest.
Abigails Angel 3-1 (9-3) Keen close up, switched right over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, joined leader when rider dropped rein inside final furlong, ridden to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Conducting (9-5) by hd, 7 ran.
Qeethaara (USA) 9-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 7th of 8, 13l behind Prince Of Sorrento (9-4) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Methayel (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Raced wide held up, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Present Danger (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
National Hope (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Raced center, effort and came stand side over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind May Be Some Time (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Shared Moment (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, effort 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 2l behind Twinkled (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Bold Ring 10-1 (8-1) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Satwa Laird (8-4) at Lingfield 7f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol in Jan.
Meia Noite 10-1 (9-10) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Yarra Valley (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol.
Isdaal 6-1 (8-7) In touch in rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Sail Home (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Polar Auroras 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Maz (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.