There's not much separating these at the weights with only Poker Gold hard to fancy. The remainder all have a shout though Cosette is the only one to have won over today's trip with a cosy victory in soft ground at Windsor. Sebastian Beach is not certain to improve for the extra 4f but Pershing finished ahead of Crystal Pearl when runner-up over 1m2f at Yarmouth and Marco Botti's charge should be thereabouts again. LUCK OF THE GAME's stamina also has to be taken on trust but he caught the eye staying on late to make a winning debut over a mile at Wolverhampton last month. There should be plenty more to come from him and David Simcock's colt gets the nod.
Cosette (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Slowly into stide, ridden and went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr beating Yeah Baby (9-7) by 4l, 7 ran.
Crystal Pearl 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Thurayaat (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Luck Of The Game (USA) 13-8fav (8-12) In touch, pushed along 5f out, outpaced over 3f out, rallied 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hung badly right, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr beating Brownsville (8-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Pershing 16-1 (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Thurayaat (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Poker Gold (FR) 20-1 (9-4) Held up in last trio, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace and no impression, 5th of 8, 6l behind Anipa (9-6) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Sebastian Beach (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, hard ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on under pressure to go 2nd closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Cape Icon (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr.