BRONZE ANGEL raced with plenty of zest in his first try in blinkers, and with connections electing to bypass the Victoria Cup, he can repay their patience by getting back into the winning habit. Tellevoi was another to forego a run at Ascot and, while seemingly exposed, his yard are operating at the peak of their powers. Modern Tutor proved progressive on a softer surface last season and Andrew Balding's charge could still be well handicapped, while Indignant has never been far away on his seasonal reappearances and is a proven performer over the trip. Morache Music looked a little unlucky at Haydock last month and shouldn't be discounted from giving a good account under top weight. Fort Knox makes a debut for the boys in blue having previously won races for Tommy Carmody and Richard Hannon while the handicapper has given Sir Reginald and last year's Lockinge fourth Chil The Kite a chance.
Morache Music 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, not clear run from over 1f out until inside final furlong, not able to recover, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Intibaah (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) sft.
Chil The Kite 20-1 (9-0) In rear, never on terms, 9th of 14, 7l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f Group 3 (1) pol in Mar.
Fort Knox 14-1 (9-3) Soon mid-division, pushed along under 4f out, raced on outer straight, 3rd and kept on without troubling 1st 2 inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sruthan (9-3) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 (1) in Oct.
Set The Trend 20-1 (9-1) Went right start, in touch, pushed along and weakened halfway, virtually pulled up final 2f, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Glen Moss (9-0) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Burano (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt in rear, bumped over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 19, 6l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf.
Indignant 5-1fav (8-11) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakening when hung left over 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Forgive (9-0) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
Kenny Powers 50-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Glen Moss (9-0) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Bronze Angel (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Raced stand side, towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 23, 4 1/2l behind Gabrial's Kaka (8-12) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Modern Tutor 7-2fav (9-4) Restless in stalls, in touch on outside, effort on rail to track leader 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 15, hd behind Gworn (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Tellovoi (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on and not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Horsted Keynes (9-1) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Sir Reginald 6-1 (8-11) Switched left start and held up towards rear, never involved and never dangerous, 8th of 14, 7l behind Glen Moss (9-0) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Upset in stalls, well off the pace in last trio, still plenty to do over 1f out, headway on rail and ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Huntsmans Close (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Dream Walker (FR) 2-1fav (9-13) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, effort over 2f out, never on terms, eased well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Victoire De Lyphar (10-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Trader Jack 7-1 (9-4) Behind stands side, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, ridden and held towards finish, 2nd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Intrinsic (9-7) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.