He's No Angel cost 200,000gns as a yearling but makes his belated racecourse debut after being sold for a vastly smaller sum in October. The betting may give the best clue to his chances and the vote goes to FRONTIER FIGHTER. The latter was beaten less than a length over C&D on his debut and is just preferred to Fly Haaf and Cape Crossing, who were both beaten further at Lingfield on their latest starts. Harvest Mist is thoroughly exposed and getting no nearer to winning while Fountain Girl finished last at this track on her recent debut.
Frontier Fighter 7-2 (9-5) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 3rd well over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Abbraccio (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Fly Haaf (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Garrisson (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
He's No Angel (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Gentle Night.
Harvest Mist (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well to take 4th place inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Land Hawk (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Cape Crossing 3-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Honky Tonk Queen (9-0) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Fountain Girl 28-1 (8-9) Dwelt in rear, outpaced 3f out, last of 8, 31l behind Spark Of Genius (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.