led, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, stayed on
tracked leaders, pushed along and switched right over 1f out, led just inside final furlong, soon edged left, ridden out
tracked leader, pushed along 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
dwelt close up in 4th, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong
Banmi may have won over track and trip recently but has little chance on these terms. The newcomer State Crown is a half-brother to the Group 1 winner Blair House among others and could have been found an easier opportunity than this while Surf Dancer won easily at Leicester last time and has entries in the Royal Lodge and Dewhurst. LIGHT ANGEL will be no pushover, despite recent defeats in handicaps, as John Gosden’s grey colt is rated 92 and gets the vote to return to winning ways having raced too freely in the early stages at Newmarket last time.
Light Angel 2-1fav (9-7) Pulled hard early on outside and steadied rear, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, no headway and weakened final furlong, last of 5, 2 3/4l behind Tomfre (9-1) at Newmarket 7f (3) gf in Aug.
Surf Dancer (IRE) 4-7fav (9-5) Chased leaders, led and edged left from over 1f out, ran on well, readily, won at Leicester 7f stks (4) gs in Aug beating We're Reunited (9-5) by 3l, 8 ran.
Banmi (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on close home, won at Chelmsford City 7f mdn fll stks (6) pol in Aug beating Restless Endeavour (8-13) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
State Crown (IRE) New Approach colt out of Patroness.