It definitely pays to have a low draw in sprint races here when there are more than a few runners and Wooden King, just beaten at Goodwood after winning on soft going at Ffos Las, definitely enters the equation next to the far rail. Greenery, ironically, still looked a little green on her reappearance at Windsor and may do better in a hood while Irish Boy and Rocket Rob are worth a second look but a high draw won't help either Solemn or The Strig and the likes of Howyadoingnotsobad, Best Be Careful and Macdillon struggle to get their heads in front. ANGEL WAY beat the latter at Newmarket earlier this month and can confirm the form. She's improved this summer and Ryan Moore can steer her to a third career success in this from stall three.
Solemn 14-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 10, 3l behind Storm Lightning (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, held up, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on to 2nd final 50 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Storm Lightning (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Angel Way (IRE) 15-8fav (8-10) Headway to chase lead over 3f out, led and grabbed stand side rail 3f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Titus Gent (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Crimson Queen 14-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Triple Dream (9-2) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Shamahan (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Wooden King (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, challenged over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Alpha Delta Whisky (9-4) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, effort between horses inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Beau Mistral (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Greenery 5-1 (8-9) Raced keenly tracking leading pair on rail, pushed along halfway, lost 3rd over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, rallied to 3rd again final stride, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Reqaaba (9-2) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Irish Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leading trio, ridden halfway, driven and ran on to go 2nd towards finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Green Monkey (9-3) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Macdillon 7-2 (8-0) Prominent, tracked winner 3f out, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Angel Way (8-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
The Strig 11-4fav (8-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed near finish, 3rd of 8, hd behind Aye Aye Digby (9-7) at Goodwood 5f Handicap (0-75) (6yo+) (5) gd.
The Wee Chief (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway on outside when edged right well over 1f out, ridden and no impression when weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Jinker Noble (9-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Golden Secret 12-1 (8-9) In rear, pushed along halfway, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Port Alfred (9-5) at Leicester 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Picansort 11-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, edged right and left inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 8, hd behind Aye Aye Digby (9-7) at Goodwood 5f Handicap (0-75) (6yo+) (5) gd.