Owned by Mr Ziad A Galadari, the son of Acclamation had his own ideas about the game in the preliminaries, forcing Andrea Atzeni to lead him to post, but he had no such troubles on the return journey as he accounted for a useful-looking field by three-quarters of a length.
Victory Angel was having his third start of the season having finished a promising third over a furlong further here last month, but he relished the return to sprinting this afternoon, travelling strongly throughout the first-half of the race before being produced to lead over a furlong from home.
The Marco Botti-trained Omran emerged from the pack in an attempt to throw down a last-ditch challenge, but Victory Angel never looked like being caught, Andrea not asking him for maximum effort inside the last 100 yards to cross the line over two seconds faster than the field in division one.
A half-brother to a host of useful winners, including good-quality two-year-old Lord Of The Shadows, Victory Angel looks an exciting prospect for next season.
Roger said: “Victory Angel has thrived this autumn and he is starting to learn his job now. He still showed signs of greenness here, but won comfortably enough in the end, and he can hopefully climb the handicap ranks as a three-year-old.”