Official ratings suggest PERSHING and Koliakhova are head and shoulders above their three rivals and the pair should fight out the finish. The former gets the nod as he drops into this lowly grade for the first time. The latter won at Saint Cloud in March but showed little on her debut for George Baker at Nottingham. Honiton Lace tries a new trip but she has a mountain to climb at the weights.
Pershing 15-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 14l behind Our Gabrial (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Exclusive Contract (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, well held when slightly hampered over 1f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Crown Of Aragon (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Koliakhova (FR) 20-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, headway to chased leaders over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Lisamour (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Lady Knight (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 28l behind Eugenic (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Honiton Lace 22-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 10, 9l behind Glebe Spirit (9-4) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.