Chester double for Cotai Glory!
Devious Angel was not for catching on a good day for Cotai Glory at Chester on Sunday, dominating the 5f nursery to win impressively under top weight by close to two lengths.
Her win formed the opening leg of a winning double for Cotai Glory, who was represented later on the card by conditions race winner Mot And The Messer.
Both are trained by Tom Dascombe and were ridden by Richard Kingscote.
It was the fourth win for the tough Devious Angel, who was successful last time out over course and distance for Tom Dascombe having previously struck at Haydock and Southwell.
She was bred by Tally-Ho Stud out of the Listed-placed Angel Meadow, by Mayson, and purchased by SackvilleDonald out of our draft at the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale. She races for Roudee Racing.
Mot And The Messer was another to make all, showing bright pace to control the pace and hold on from the closing - and slightly unlucky - Galileo Gold colt Maglev.
Mot And The Messer, bred by R Patterson out of the stakes producing Fast Company mare Sommorell, had looked potentially smart when breaking his maiden at Ripon and wasn’t disgraced next time out in the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket.
Celebrating the double, Richard Kingscote told Sky Sports Racing: “The second just lunged at Mot And The Messer but he was enjoying himself out in front. He’s a lovely mover and he gave me a lovely spin the whole way round.
“He didn’t disgrace himself the last time, he didn’t quite stay the 7f so it was back to 6f.
He added: “Devious Angel is very tough and very fast. She was drawn one and once she broke well, the race was hers to lose really.”
Devious Angel and Mot And The Messer are two of 22 winners for Europe’s leading first-crop sire Cotai Glory. The son of Exceed And Excel has made an excellent start at stud with four black-type horses already to his credit led by the brilliant Atomic Force, successful in the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin and Group 3 Prix du Bois.