Angel looks divine at Windsor
Ashley Iveson is sweet on Clive Cox's Harry Angel at Windsor on Monday – he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.
Clive Cox: Trains Harry Angel
BRIGHTON: 2.00 Dynamic Girl, 2.30 Endeavour, 3.00 Soaring Spirits, 3.30 Lilly Bonbon, 4.00 Tee It Up Tommo, 4.30 Burning Love, 5.00 No No Cardinal.
GALWAY: 4.35 Exemplar, 5.05 Lady Ranger, 5.35 Joy For Mary, 6.05 Prove The Point, 6.35 Avenante, 7.05 Lilly The Lioness, 7.35 Jensen.
PERTH: 2.10 Lilywhite Gesture, 2.40 Mo Rouge, 3.10 Stone Quercus, 3.40 Wot A Shot, 4.10 Gold Chain, 4.40 Strobe.
WINDSOR: 2.20 HARRY ANGEL (NAP), 2.50 Sirajiah, 3.20 Golden Guest, 3.50 West Drive, 4.20 Mr Fickle, 4.50 Fast And Hot, 5.20 Pettochside.
DOUBLE: Harry Angel and Endeavour.
Harry Angel will surely prove extremely hard to beat as he bids to confirm the abundant promise of his Ascot debut in the Oakley Court Maiden Stakes at Windsor.
The very fact trainer Clive Cox sent his juvenile to one of the country's more high-profile tracks suggested he had been showing up well on the Lambourn gallops and the market rated him the biggest threat to odds-on favourite Reach High.
In the end Reach High did manage to go one better than on his Doncaster debut, but Harry Angel pushed him all the way to the line and lost out by just a nose.
Given he lacked the experience of the winner, Harry Angel was arguably the one to take from the race, with the pair pulling clear of the remainder.
None of the first three home have been seen in competitive action since, making the form difficult to quantify, but Harry Angel appeared a high-class prospect and has been found a good opportunity to make a winning return from a four-month break.
Sirajiah will not be winning out of turn if coming good in the 4-Rail Services Handicap.
Favourite-backers had their fingers burned when the William Haggas-trained was beaten into second on her Leicester debut in June and it has been a similar tale of woe for her supporters since as she has now filled the runner-up spot in each of her five starts.
The obvious conclusion to reach would be that she has her quirks, but she has appeared perfectly genuine and responded well to the application of cheekpieces when chasing home a subsequent winner in May Rose at this venue last month.
Sirajiah steps outside maiden company for the first time for her latest assignment and an opening perch of 72 appears workable, with the return to six furlongs likely to suit.
Endeavour looks banker material in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Brighton.
The Acclamation colt ran a perfectly encouraging race on his Windsor debut to finish third behind a couple of rivals with runs under their belts.
The form looks solid with the winner, Smokey Lane, since placing in Listed company at York.
Soaring Spirits can extend his excellent record at the seaside venue in the Jason 'The Donkey' Jones Handicap.
Dean Ivory's chestnut won twice here in June before completing his hat-trick at Leicester at the end of July.
He returned to Brighton a fortnight ago and was only narrowly denied by the in-form Upavon by a short-head.
The handicapper has not taken any chances, handing Soaring Spirits another rise to leave him on a mark of 75.
However, he has won from loftier ratings in the past, so he is certainly not handicapped out of it in present mood.
Jumping fare comes from Perth, where Wot A Shot gets the nod in the Sodexo Prestige Venues And Events Handicap Chase.
The seven-year-old won over this course and distance back in the spring and has been second here on his last two starts, most recently going down by just a neck.
That form is pretty decent and a return to the winner's enclosure beckons for Nicky Richards' charge.