ANGEL Down provided further evidence Wantage trainer Henry Candy’s string are emerging from a quiet spell by making it third time lucky with a smooth success at Windsor.

The Kingston Warren handler has bagged two of the summer’s big sprint prizes with Twilight Son taking the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and Limato landing the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

But the rest of his string hasn’t really fired, and Angel Down became just his seventh winner of the campaign when making virtually all the running under Oisin Murphy to take a six-furlong juvenile maiden auction stakes by two lengths from Happy Queen.

Candy had also struck earlier in the week with Poole Belle, who got off the mark in a six-furlong handicap at Salisbury, with Dane O’Neill on board.

Blacklister completed a hat-trick of wins for West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon by defying top weight in an extended mile handicap at Leicester.

The three-year-old, a winner of his previous two starts at Haydock and Carlisle with cut in the ground, showed he is equally effective on a fast surface by staying on powerfully to beat Tomahawk Kid.

Channon also enjoyed success with Texas Katie in a seven-furlong auction maiden stakes at Wolverhampton with Charlie Bishop on board, and Sarmadee, who got his head in front at the 12th time of asking at Brighton.

Count Calabash endured several late bumps before opening his account for Whatcombe trainer Paul Cole in a mile maiden auction stakes at Brighton.

The two-year-old, ridden by Jim Crowley, got the better of a late barging match with Showtime Lady.

Crowley was on board again the following day at the Sussex track as Blewbury trainer Eve Johnson Houghton saw her own colours carried to victory by Becca Campbell in a mile and a quarter handicap.

Meanwhile, Johnson Houghton feels she may have to step Bahamadam up in grade straightaway following the filly’s debut success at Windsor.

The lack of opportunities and change of emphasis in the two-year-old’s programme means Johnson Houghton is likely to give the daughter of Bahamian Bounty a stiffer test earlier than ideal.

“She’s a nice filly,” said the Blewbury trainer. “We’ll probably look for a race at the end of the month.”

Dutch Law made it three wins from four starts at Newmarket for East Ilsley trainer Hughie Morrison when obliging by two lengths in a seven-furlong handicap, under Charlie Bennett.

Morrison and Bennett also combined to strike with Senza Una Donna, who took a mile and a quarter handicap at Windsor.