BRONZE ANGEL is given another chance on his all-weather debut. He's gone close on more than one occasion on the turf including when second at Brighton in August and can finally open his account today. Millibar has the past form to figure but has been below par recently, while Leenavesta will need to step up on her form in handicaps if she's to trouble the selection. A couple of newcomers from powerful yards make their debuts so Discoverer and Italian Riviera should be noted for any strong support in the betting.
Bronze Angel (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Led until 4f out, chased leader, led again 2f out, ridden approaching final furlong, headed and no extra final 120 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Grandeur (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Discoverer (IRE) Bernardini colt out of Danuta.
Italian Riviera Galileo gelding out of Miss Corniche.
Nip And Tuck Green Desert colt out of Coveted.
Norwood Lane Kyllachy colt out of Lay A Whisper.
Sujet Bellagio 5-1 (9-3) Led early, prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 5l behind California English (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Beauchamp Best 200-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 12l behind Not Bad For A Boy (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol.
Beauchamp Castle 100-1 (8-2) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, wide into straight 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on, not trouble leaders, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Not Bad For A Boy (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol.
Chapellerie (IRE) 10-3 (8-12) Toook keen hold, held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, edged left briefly inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Mezzotint (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Ewenny Star 50-1 (8-9) Keen in touch early, lost place over 4f out, last of 11, well behind Knave Of Clubs (9-3) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Nov.
Leenavesta (USA) 13-2 (8-1) Led early, soon settled in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Tones (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Millibar (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in rear, not clearest of runs between horses inside final 3f, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Mezzotint (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
News Desk 7-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon in touch, effort on inner well over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 7l behind Tina's Spirit (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
So Cheeky 25-1 (8-12) Chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 11l behind Prince Alzain (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.