Child Bride initially held a Super Sprint entry, which is little surprise given her speedy pedigree, and her winning debut at Yarmouth represents solid enough form with the second now rated 81. There should be further progress to come and this trip is set to suit Paul Cole's filly so she must be respected, but the standard is set by PENNY'S PEARL and she's selected. Richard Hannon's charge made a winning debut herself before coming unstuck in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot and has since been tried over further. She is bred to sprint though so this drop in distance is seen as a positive and, while her rating of 90 may be a shade high, it does indicate she should have too much class for these. Nordic Spruce showed good speed when upped in class following a taking debut success but ultimately disappointed last time and needs to improve for a slightly easier test but that's entirely possible and she completes the shortlist of three in an interesting start to the card, although if maiden Button Moon is at her very best she could surprise now her sights have been lowered slightly.
Nordic Spruce (USA) 9-4fav (9-0) Raced on rail, with leader, led over 2f out, edging left from 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon hung left, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Forjatt (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gf.
Penny's Pearl (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, switched left and efort over 1f out, ridden an every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Sonoran Sands (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol.
Poetically 8-1 (9-3) With leaders, led after 2f, ridden and hung badly left to far rail from over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Winning Draw (8-12) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (4) fbs.
Child Bride 20-1 (8-1) Edged right soon after start, held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Apr beating Belle Royale (8-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Button Moon (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Outpaced and always rear, last of 24, 25l behind Temple Meads (8-6) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gd in Jul.