Angel looks heaven-sent

Bronze Angel just made the cut in the Cambridgeshire and is fancied by Anita Chambers to take advantage of bottom weight.

3.40 Newmarket: Cambridgeshire – Paying 6 Places Win: Bronze Angel 9/1

Marcus Tregoning can land the Cambridgeshire
Marcus Tregoning can land the Cambridgeshire

CHESTER: 2.20 Society Pearl, 2.50 Chasing Dreams, 3.30 Big Note, 4.05 Livery, 4.40 Miss Cap Estel, 5.15 News Show, 5.45 Key Ambition.

HAYDOCK: 2.05 Hollowina, 2.35 Mon Brav, 3.15 Face The Problem, 3.50 Dancing Primo, 4.25 Suraj, 5.00 Ennistown, 5.35 Sam Sharp.

MARKET RASEN: 1.40 Pasture Bay, 2.10 Absinthe, 2.40 Kauto Relko, 3.20 Bally Gunner, 3.55 Dalmo, 4.30 No No Charlie, 5.05 Great Roar.

NAVAN: 2.30 Royal Sam, 3.05 Tasitiocht, 3.35 Beachdale Lad, 4.05 Hidden Shamrock, 4.35 Donnas Palm, 5.10 Silverhand, 5.40 Cross Avenue.

NEWMARKET: 1.55 Al Waab, 2.25 Rosdhu Queen, 3.00 Elusive Kate, 3.40 BRONZE ANGEL (NAP), 4.15 Fleeting Smile, 4.50 Johnny Castle, 5.25 Enery.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.50 Crimea, 6.20 No Plan B, 6.50 Saskia’s Dream, 7.20 Wild Sauce, 7.50 Angelito, 8.20 Always Eager, 8.50 Dance For Livvy, 9.20 Saharia.

DOUBLE: Bronze Angel and Elusive Kate.

Bronze Angel may have been the last horse to make the cut for the Betfred Cambridgeshire, but he can show his rivals a clean pair of heels in the Newmarket handicap feature.

Marcus Tregoning’s charge will be attempting to overcome a lengthy lay-off in the nine-furlong heat as he has not been seen since finishing third in the Britannia at Royal Ascot.

That event is one of the most competitive races in the calendar and Bronze Angel ran an excellent race to finish third from an unfavourably high draw.

He had previously won at Doncaster in May and Lingfield at the very start of the year, and a 12lb rise in the ratings is an accurate reflection of his progressive profile.

Tregoning has purposefully kept the Dark Angel colt fresh for this and he gets in off a feather weight compared to some of his rivals.

Regular rider Hayley Turner is not available to ride, but the presence of William Buick in the saddle is hardly a negative.

Three-year-olds traditionally find this a tough test and Pipedreamer was the last runner from the Classic generation to triumph back in 2007.

However, Bronze Angel has everything in his favour, including a middle draw in stall 21, so he is well worth a chance, particularly as he already appears to be a few pounds ahead of the handicapper.

Rosdhu Queen can round off a fantastic season with victory in the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes.

William Haggas’ filly arrives unbeaten in three starts, most recently triumphing in the Lowther Stakes at York.

Previously a winner at Newbury and Ripon, Rosdhu Queen’s task eased considerably on the Knavesmire when Newfangled sustained a sadly fatal injury.

However, the Invincible Spirit filly could do little more than win on her first attempt at six furlongs and while she might struggle to make up into a Guineas contender next term, this race should underline her positive attributes.

Elusive Kate is a clear choice in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes after chasing home Excelebration in the Jacques le Marois.

Given that only Frankel has conquered Excelebration in the last year, a length-and-a-half beating by that horse is certainly not too shabby.

Good ground should be fine for this filly and she can kickstart a fruitful afternoon for Buick.

Sir Henry Cecil faces an important day with Frankel working before racing, and Al Waab should be supported in the opening event of the afternoon, the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes.

The ground at Haydock was perhaps a touch too lively for this Danehill Dancer colt when he was edged out by a head by Havana Gold in a Listed event.

Progressive in winning twice on the July course over seven furlongs, he looks to need every inch of this mile trip judged on that Haydock effort and the stiff finish should play to his strengths.

Face The Problem missed out at Ayr last weekend but can justify the decision to hang fire with victory at Haydock.

He lines up in the Joseph Heler Cheese Lester Piggott Handicap on the back of his excellent Portland second.

Miss Cap Estel was a winner at Chester two weeks ago and can follow up back on the Roodee in the Sportingbet Handicap while Saskia’s Dream is taken to strike in the 32Red.com Handicap at Wolverhampton.

There is some decent action on offer at Market Rasen with Kauto Relko, a half-brother to the great Kauto Star, ready for a slice of glory in the Listed 32Red Handicap Chase.


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