Marcus Tregoning’s three-year-old had been off the track since Royal Ascot and only crept into the race as the final 35th runner.
Having raced up the near side for three-quarters of the contest, William Buick’s partner (9-1) ended up veering over to the far side to join the other prominent runners. As usual, the field were spread right across the track but the group on the far side appeared to hold the advantage two furlongs out. Mull Of Killough, who ran a fantastic race in the Lincoln back in March, and jockey Joseph O’Brien had looked like giving Jane Chapple-Hyam a noteworthy success. Buick had other ideas, though, and got a great tune out of Bronze Angel to fire Tregoning back into the limelight after a few quiet seasons.
Tregoning also trained the third-placed Boom And Bust. Fourth place went to 50-1 shot Bancnuanaheireann.
Buick said: “I thought he had a very good chance but there’s so many runners that you can make a case for. I was lucky the horse took me far enough. He’s won really well. I’m sure he’s got a big future.”
Meanwhile, an apparent last-minute rush by trainers looking for racing opportunities means that Musselburgh now has an eight-race card at its Royal Regiment of Scotland Family Day today. Racing starts at 1.30 with the Royal Regiment of Scotland Handicap over 1m 5f split into two divisions and trainer Jim Goldie has an excellent chance of winning both of them
Racecourse manager Bill Farnsworth said: “We are anticipating a decent crowd of 3,000 to 4,000, and the Royal Regiment are always welcome guests here.”
Hamilton has its final meeting of the season tomorrow with seven races starting at 2.10pm.