ANGELITO took another step forward when landing his handicap debut at Bath. There should be more to come and Ed McMahon's charge is just preferred to another lightly-raced sort in Silken Express. Queen Grace isn't out of this back on the Polytrack having won her maiden over C&D last term while Flash City could get involved on his best form. Decision By One will appreciate a return to the minimum trip but Bubbly Ballerina looks a bigger threat on her latest second at Yarmouth in similar company.
Flash City (ITY) 9-1 (9-7) Reared start, left stalls without rider, in a race won by Even Stevens (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd, 19 ran.
Blue Jack 20-1 (8-8) Awkwardly away, driven over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 8l behind Cheviot (9-7) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) fm.
Queen Grace (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Hamoody (8-13) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Decision By One 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 13, 3l behind Trade Secret (9-6) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 15-2 (9-12) Soon towards rear, no impression from 2f out, last of 9, 20l behind Battleroftheboyne (9-13) at Curragh 5f hcp sft in Aug.
Whozthecat (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 15th of 19, 11l behind Even Stevens (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bubbly Ballerina 5-2fav (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Perfect Blossom (9-2) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Royal Bajan (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Raced far side, held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 15, 19l behind Medici Time (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Desert Strike 16-1 (9-4) With leader and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 10l behind Delft (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Angelito 15-8 (9-7) Chased leader, led over 1f out, soon hung sharply left to rails, driven out, won at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating I See You (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Silken Express (IRE) 6-4fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, pulled hard and soon chased leaders on outside, driven over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner well inside final furlong, kept on, always held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Blanc De Chine (8-11) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Shawkantango 13-2 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 9l behind Mercers Row (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.