Among Angels and Assault On Rome won their maiden races in soft going but the latter is one of the more exposed. Popeswood has also had plenty of chances while Honey Required only won a seller at Newmarket last time and faces much higher-rated opposition in this. A chance is taken that SISTER OF MERCY handles the surface as she looks capable of better making her handicap debut having opened her account at Salisbury last time. Great Park and Looking Good have scope for improvement stepping up in trip for this.
Among Angels 7-4 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Step To The Shears (8-11) at Salisbury 6f 2yo auc (3) gf in Jun.
Sister Of Mercy (IRE) 8-11fav (8-8) Tracked leaders on inside, not clear run and squeezed through entering final 2f, switched right inside final 2f, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Who'sthedude (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Assault On Rome (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Kasb (9-4) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Great Park (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders in centre, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Son Of Africa (9-1) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Popeswood (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Crafty Choice (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Laidback Romeo (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Keen, soon steadied to rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Astrelle (8-10) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf.
Looking Good 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders, reminder over 3f out, edged left over 2f out, one pace and no impression 1f out, 4th of 11, 7l behind Caius College Girl (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Essaka (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Soon tracking leader, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 13l behind Flaming Spear (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf in Jul.
Honey Required 7-4fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo sll (5) sft beating Grenade (8-13) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.