A bit of a non-event given AZRAEL is rated so much higher than the opposition. Alan McCabe's charge should have no problem opening his account in this company after a string of placed efforts on the Polytrack. Not My Choice could be the one to chase him home as Fairy Mist has gone backwards since a second at this track last month but still makes more appeal than Amber Moon and Flying Kitty. Hester Street has been tailed off in both starts.
Azrael 7-2 (9-5) Led, ridden edged right over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Classic Colori (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden 2f out, no impression, beaten when hampered 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Fonterutoli (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Not My Choice (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Rise To Glory (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Amber Moon 150-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, chased leaders on outside, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened and behind, last of 8, 16l behind Classic Colori (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Flying Kitty 14-1 (8-12) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Whipphound (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Hester Street 125-1 (7-9) Slow into stride, outpaced, last of 7, 28l behind Hiddon Coin (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jan.