Missing Agent went close in a seller over C&D at the start off the month while the likes of Best To Better, Pearl Bounty and EL MIRAGE may all improve today making their handicap debuts. The latter is just preferred as she finished fifth in what appeared to be a decent maiden at Kempton last week. Slipstream Angel finished runner-up in heavy ground at Ayr on her first start handicapping but Our Three Graces and Al Kisha both disappointed on their latest outings when racing outside of maiden company for the first time.
Missing Agent 20-1 (8-12) Upset in stalls, soon led and set good pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 8, 6l behind East Texas Red (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Pearl Bounty (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Haafaguinea (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Our Three Graces (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Spithead (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Stand N Applaude 33-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Iwilsayzisonlyonce (8-13) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Byron's Dream 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaers, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Kolonel Kirkup (8-9) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Al Khisa (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 6l behind Mixed Message (9-5) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Slipstream Angel (IRE) 7-4fav (8-11) With winner, outpaced when rider dropped whip 2f out, no impression in clear 2nd from over 1f out, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Delores Rocket (9-13) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
El Mirage (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Exactement (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Hot Mustard 13-2 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 6, well behind Aseela (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Best To Better (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced by leaders from 2f, stayed on same pace, no impression, 4th of 11, 8l behind Invincible Warrior (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Alfie's Rose 50-1 (9-3) Squeezed out start, always in rear, 8th of 9, 11l behind Intimidate (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Daisie Cutter 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mushaakis (9-1) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.