Desert Angle (Dark Angel X Slieve Mish) had been placed three times before heading to Doncaster for the Vertem Nursery Handicap, a class 2 race worth Stg. £13,000 to the winner. Held up in last place for three quarters of this one mile journey, Desert Angel was asked for his effort at the 2f mark and moved smoothly into 2nd position. He took the lead inside the final furlong and was always doing enough to hold off the first and second favourites.
Desert Angel is a full brother to Derrymore, also a winner from just three starts. Their half sister by Gleneagles goes to the Fairyhouse Yearling Sale at Newmarket on September 22nd. Their dam is in foal to Kodi Bear.