You won't find many harder two-year-old listed events to work out but using a study of the official ratings ANGEL'S PURSUIT is best suited by the framing of this weight and we'll just give him the best chance of scoring ahead of the game Star Rover and consistent Walkingonthemoon. As well as an apparent advantage at the weights the selection has been in fine fettle recently having found only an in-form potential star too good last time. That form looks strong now transferred into this grade and we can expect more improvement. Star Rover is yet to try this trip but did take one of these races at York over the minimum distance two starts ago and if we've learnt anything about this one it's never to rule him out. Walkingonthemoon will have to find a bit to win on these terms and keeps hitting the bar at this level but it just seems a matter of time before he goes in. A market move for Henry Cecil's Rodrigo De Torres would be interesting as he was not at his best last time after a promising debut but the way they're weighted seems to favour Angel's Pursuit.
Confessional 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to dispute lead and every chance when ridden and veered badly left inside final furlong, held when went right near finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Magical Macey (9-3) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Kingdom Of Light 33-1 (8-11) With leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Midnight Martini (8-6) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Mister Hughie (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Raced stands side, held up in rear, headway 2f out, switched right to race under stands side rail over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep beating Coolree Star (8-9) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Rodrigo De Torres 3-1fav (8-11) Chased leaders, outpaced when hung left over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, eight and no impression when hampered and unseated rider near finish, in a race won by Midnight Martini (8-6) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug, 20 ran.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, every chance entering final furlong, soon ridden, not quicken, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Ruthie Babe (7-13) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Walkingonthemoon 16-1 (9-2) 3rd of 7, 7l behind Hearts Of Fire (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 7f stk gd in Aug.
Star Rover (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Sand Vixen (8-11) at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Bathwick Gold (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, led over 1f out, driven and soon hung left, stayed on, won at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep beating Merchant Of Medici (8-13) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
The Hermitage (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Prominent, effort 2f out, unable to challenge and weakened quickly final furlong, 13th of 22, 10l behind Strike The Tiger (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in Jun.
Vanishing Grey (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Pushed along and outpaced towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 8l behind Mister Manannan (9-3) at Ayr 5f 2yo Listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Angel's Pursuit (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Awzaan (9-1) at Newbury 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Monsieur Joe (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Kaptain Kirkup (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway halfway, soon ridden to challenge, never nearer, 6th of 15, 9l behind Layla's Hero (8-9) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Lucky Like (FR) (9-2) last of 5, 5l behind Frozen Power (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 7f stk gd in Aug.
Nosedive (8-11) last of 5, 3 1/2l behind Sorciere (8-8) at Chantilly(FR) 5f 2yo Grp 3 stks in Sep.
Pastoral Player 12-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, switched to stand side over 2f out, good headway and edged left from over 1f out, ran on well to challenge towards finish and led close home, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep beating Locksley Hall (9-3) by nk, 14 ran.
Schoolboy Champ 66-1 (8-11) Always behind, 16th of 20, 20l behind Midnight Martini (8-6) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Singeur (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Went slightly right start, in touch on outside, ridden over 1f out, soon outpaced, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Star Rover (9-0) at York 5f 2yo Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.
Avonrose 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 16, 7l behind In The Slips (8-7) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Exotic Beauty 11-1 (8-12) Behind, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 25l behind Mister Manannan (9-3) at Ayr 5f 2yo Listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Roodle 7-1 (8-8) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, always held, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Angel's Pursuit (8-13) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (2) gf in Sep.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Prominent, effort 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 18l behind Layla's Hero (8-9) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Secret Queen 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led halfway, soon shaken up, ran on well final furlong, won at Redcar 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep beating Mooinooi (9-0) by 7l, 13 ran.