STARLIGHT ANGEL was beaten three lengths despite finishing runner-up in a Ffos Las maiden race last time but it's still the best recent form on offer. Curl gets first-time blinkers after disappointing at Lingfield but could figure on his third at Haydock back in May while better is expected from Puteri Nur Laila having been set a stiff task in a much higher grade handicap over 7f at Doncaster on her latest start. Secretori may improve for the drop back to 5f and is preferred to Colourist and Michael's Song.
Clean Blow (USA) 9-4fav (8-6) Went right start, tracked leader, led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 6l behind Vincentti (9-0) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Starlight Angel (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Jillnextdoor (9-0) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo stks (4) gs.
Curl (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Raced wide held up, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Spithead (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Secretori 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Ronaldinho (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Colourist 8-1 (9-7) Held up, headway halfway, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Khefyn (9-7) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Puteri Nur Laila (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along and lost place over 2f out, last of 18, 30l behind Jamesbo's Girl (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd.
Michael's Song (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Led for about 1f, remained close up, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon ridden and no extra, 4th of 9, 6l behind Angels Calling (8-13) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.