Abigails Angel has been in terrific form on the Polytrack and is lightly raced on Turf but she's shot up the handicap lately, though Mark Coumbe takes off 5lb in this. Cresta Star wasn't beaten far on her reappearance at Newmarket and should appreciate the slight step up in trip while Miss Cato was beaten less than a length over 1m2f at Nottingham after winning over this distance at Yarmouth. This may be too tough for all-weather specialist Pearl Opera, however, and Ogartimo was well beaten at Doncaster last month. BONDI MIST is likely to start at decent odds on her handicap debut but finished really well on her latest start at Windsor after getting outpaced at halfway. She looks to be improving and, along with the returning Buzkashi, could surprise a few better-fancied rivals.
Abigails Angel 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, driven to challenge well over 1f out, soon every chance, stayed on under pressure to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Methayel (9-7) by ns, 6 ran.
Midas Moment 12-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, ridden to chase winner before 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Understory (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Buzkashi (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 1f out, 13th of 18, 11l behind Samitar (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) gf in Oct.
Ogaritmo 9-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden to dispute 2nd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 20l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Apr.
Cresta Star 20-1 (9-6) Raced far side and overall leader, edged left over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 4th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Burke's Rock (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Secret Era 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 10th of 14, 6l behind Rockweiller (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Imtithal (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, well behind Prussian (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Miss Cato 9-4fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Naseem Alyasmeen (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Altona (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 6l behind Take Two (9-0) at Bath 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs.
Pearl Opera 13-2 (8-9) Held up in touch, driven and headway over 1f out, soon went 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Love Your Looks (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Winter Dress 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, staying on when badly hampered and snatched up approaching final furlong, not recover, 8th of 12, 7l behind Boudoir (9-3) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (5) pol.
Bondi Mist (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leader, 4th of 9, 7l behind Flaxen Flare (9-1) at Windsor 1m mdn auc stks (5) sft.