Dods hangs fire on Angel run

Mecca's Angel remains a possible for the Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot on October 15 following her run in the Prix de l'Abbaye.

Mecca's Angel: Could run at Ascot

Trainer Michael Dods is set to confirm her entry for the Group One over six furlongs at the five-day stage on Monday – but a final decision on her participation will not be made until nearer the race.

Mecca's Angel was only beaten three-quarters of a length in third place behind Marsha at Chantilly on Sunday, in her first race since she won York's Nunthorpe Stakes for the second successive year in August.

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Should she line up, then it would be final start before being retired.

"She came home fine. We'll keep her in (at Ascot) and make a decision towards the latter part of next week," said the Darlington handler.

"She's been enjoying the grass, but that's the plan at the minute."

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