ANGELS CALLING has won twice, both at this level, including an easy victory at Ffos Las three weeks ago. She's up 7lb but her young rider's claim will be a major plus and she is handed the verdict. Fidget is still a maiden but went very close at Yarmouth and must be a threat while Eastern Dragon generally performs at a slightly higher level though has never won on Turf. Coconut Kisses rarely performs outside of plating company and Starlight Angel's only success came on heavy ground.
Starlight Angel (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Bapak Muda (9-6) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Eastern Dragon (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Raced wide towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Tight Fit (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Elusive Gold (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led on inside 2f out, headed and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Truly Madly (9-2) at Kempton 6f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Excellent Addition (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway and switched right over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, went 4th in closing stages, 4th of 12, 5l behind Marcus Caesar (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Coconut Kisses 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Edith Anne (9-5) at Ripon 5f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Angels Calling 11-8fav (8-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Dee Aitch Dove (9-6) by 3l, 6 ran.
Assertive Agent 16-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 9l behind The Mongoose (9-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Winnie Perry 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Reginald Claude (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Fidget 7-2 (8-4) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 6, nk behind Welsh Moonlight (9-7) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Senora Lobo (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, no impression when one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, soon no extra in 4th, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dennis (9-2) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Cymeriad 10-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, hung right under pressure over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Little Eli (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.