FILS ANGES failed to find that bit extra needed to get his head in front when a close-up fourth over 6f at Windsor. The drop back to the minimum trip should suit on that evidence and he's just preferred to Quality Mark. The latter has been placed in a couple of starts over 5f though it was fast ground on both occasions. Bentleysoysterboy and Star Maid have plenty to find but Captain Cruz is related to a winning sprinter and the 50,000gns filly, Cara Gina, is worth noting on her debut.
Bentleysoysterboy (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Effie B (9-4) at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Captain Cruz (IRE) Captain Marvelous colt out of Danetime Out.
Fils Anges (IRE) 7-2fav (8-10) Towards rear, headway on rails and squeezed through over 2f out, edged left and pressed leaders inside final furlong, unable to quicken close home, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind I'm Back (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Quality Mark (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, left in lead inside final furlong, kept on and soon headed, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Pipers Note (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Sep.
Cara Gina Bahamian Bounty filly out of Princess Georgina.
Star Maid 25-1 (7-10) Chased leadrs, ridden halfway, weakened entering final 2f, last of 8, 26l behind Khefyn (9-7) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.