LONDON – Angels Will Fall can take advantage of a handy weight and her sex allowance in the davisbakerycaribbean.com Leisure Stakes at Windsor on Monday.
Always held in the highest regard by first Barry Hills and now his current trainer Charlie, the Acclamation filly was one of last season’s leading juveniles, based on her third place in the Cheveley Park Stakes.
She made a winning debut at this track just over a year ago and was sent off favourite so the word was out. Even so, her almost four-length victory marked her down as way above average. Next she was asked to take in the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot where she maintained her unbeaten record against the smart Regal Realm. Two slightly low-key efforts followed in the Lowther and Flying Childers Stakes, but she returned to form in her final start.
Things did not really go her way in that Group 1 either, as for most of the race she raced on her own without cover. So, to be beaten by less than two lengths, was a fair effort.
It may be asking a bit much of her to tackle seasoned campaigners such as Markab and Genki at this stage of her career, but she has a full stone in hand and may be sharp enough.
Mick Channon’s Gold Show can open her account in the Andrew Grant Country Homes Supporting Fitzroy Median Auction Maiden Stakes. The Sir Percy filly made her debut against Frankel’s brother Noble Mission and was beaten 10 lengths but showed some promise.
There is no doubt she then stepped up on that significantly to finish fourth in the Swettenham Stud Trial at Newbury, a cracking performance for one with such limited experience. Given the winner Momentary is fancied for the Ribblesdale and the runner-up Shirocco Star is going for the Oaks, it looks a good race.
Back down into maiden company, Gold Show should take a deal of beating.
Robert Eddery’s Vasily underperformed when well backed for a hot race at York’s Dante meeting, but he should be given another chance in the Skybet Mobile For iPhone & Android Handicap.
He was also well backed twice last year before finally living up to his reputation in a Brighton maiden at 20-1.
Obviously a good home worker, Vasily, by Sadler’s Wells out of Red Bloom, can start to live up to his reputation.
Godolphin’s Artigiano can show the benefit of a good debut at York in the Pytchley Maiden Stakes at Leicester. Trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni, the Distorted Humor colt looked very promising on the Knavesmire when finishing third to the smart Funk Soul Brother. He made up a lot of ground in the middle of the track when the action was taking place on the rail and should be much more streetwise this time.
Sir Mark Prescott’s Liber was just denied on his debut at Redcar and should oblige in the Office Bar Champagnes And Cocktails Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Carlisle.
Ed Dunlop’s Sharaarah was another who made a promising start at Newmarket and should go one better in the Betfair Maiden Fillies4 Stakes at Kempton. A half-sister to the same stable’s Burwaaz, she has plenty of speed in her pedigree. – Press Association.