Richard Hughes rates a good booking for Angus Glens who was never in danger when scooting away to land a Yarmouth seller. He should go well enough but this is much tougher. MEETINGS MAN has done much to put Ali Brewer on the map and must be a stable favourite after notching five successes for the yard, including a recent Newmarket success under the impressive Cam Hardie who's back in the saddle here. His stamina is assured over this trip, which affords him preference over the less-exposed Gambol, who looks a major danger all the same on the back of a battling Doncaster success on just a fifth career start. He is likely to stay the additional distance and should improve again for a trainer doing so well since being forced back into action.
Figaro 12-1 (9-8) Led until narrowly headed 10f out, chased leader until pushed along over 4f out, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened quickly, behind and eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Story Writer (8-11) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Meetings Man (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Pulled hard in touch, headway over 4f out, led over 3f out, switched to stands' side rail over 2f out, kept on well, won at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Northside Prince (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Gambol (FR) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway to go 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead post, won at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating I'm Harry (9-3) by ns, 7 ran.
Azrag (USA) 50-1 (9-1) In touch, took keen hold, steadied and lost place after 3f, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 22l behind Hassle (9-9) at Ascot 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Poitin 8-1 (9-4) Went right start in touch, headway to chase clear winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Albonny (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Angus Glens 7-4fav (9-12) Dwelt, soon led and 3 lengths clear, increased lead over 4f out, pushed along 3f out, eased inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf beating Big Kenny (9-5) by 4l, 5 ran.