Tom Dascombe saddles the top two in this but Richard Kingscote prefers DEVIOUS ANGEL to Roman Dragon. His mount gave weight and a beating to stablemate Costa Adeje over course and distance last time and has the plum draw. Haydock second Emporium Flame is preferred to the penalised Musselburgh winner Mytilda and Bay Breeze of the others.
Roman Dragon 10-3 (9-4) Made all, ridden entering final furlong, ran on, won at Chester 6f stks (4) sft in Jul beating Dairerin (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Devious Angel (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Went right start, close up in 2nd, pushed along over 2f out, led over 1f out and soon edged left, ridden and kept on well final furlong, lead narrowing at line, won at Chester 5f stks (4) gs in Jul beating Costa Adeje (9-4) by hd, 4 ran.
Bay Breeze 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, soon towards rear and never on terms, last of 6, 5 3/4l behind Jilly Cooper (8-11) at Hamilton 5f stks (4) gd in Jun.
Emporium Flame 7-2 (8-13) Dwelt in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Just A Claim (9-3) at Haydock 5f (5) gd in Jul.
Mytilda (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along 2f out, headway over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won going away, won at Musselburgh 5f (4) gd in Jul beating Hi Meh Darling (8-9) by 2l, 11 ran.