Many of theses are old pals though not the three-year-old Lucky Lodge, who has been very consistent and has a chance from his lowly spot in the handicap. Waseem Faris was engaged at Goodwood yesterday and it's a very long way to travel if turning up here while a 6lb penalty for last week's Beverley success puts Holy Angel on his highest-ever mark. YPRES was disappointing in that latter race though he didn't see much daylight and is taken to recoup losses. Passionada has been beaten in a seller and may struggle while Trending won a very minor handicap at Chepstow and this is tougher from a 7lb higher mark.
Holy Angel (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Millkwood (9-4) by 1l, 11 ran.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) 2nd of 9, 1l behind Da'quonde (9-3) at Chester 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Adam's Ale 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 6l behind Sir Pedro (8-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Oldjoesaid 14-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, some late headway, never in contention, 9th of 14, 6l behind Imperial Legend (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Ypres 3-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, edged right and headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Holy Angel (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Amenable (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Led and disputed, stayed in centre in straight and led halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, 3rd and one pace soon after, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Olney Lass (8-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Captain Royale (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leader stands side, led stands side group over 2f out, headed by that group over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 20, 4l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Chosen One (IRE) 22-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Opt Out (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Hit The Lights (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division on inside, headway under pressure 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Brynford (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Passionada 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-10) at Haydock 5f fll hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Mey Blossom 20-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 10l behind Bronze Beau (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Lucky Lodge 16-1 (8-11) In rear and outpaced, stayed well inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Barkston Ash (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Trending (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Held up tracking leaders, headway 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on well, driven out, won at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gs beating Little China (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.