All five are respected in such a tight affair with just 4lb separating the quintet. Nickels And Dimes was beaten 7l at Wolverhampton but probably deserved to get closer whilst Just One Kiss is interesting returned to the track after a break and could be interesting on her first start in handicap company. Hold On Tight just got home in a Newbury maiden and must be taken seriously whilst Bantam has every chance on her second to Cushion, also at the Berkshire track. She failed to build on that last time when possibly unsuited by polytrack but she has every chance if back in the form displayed on Turf. The choice is SHALWA who seems to have taken plenty of time to get her act together. She was better last time when allowed to stride on at Epsom, just caught late on, and looks on a decent mark for her handicap debut with more progress expected.
Nickels And Dimes (IRE) 11-8fav (8-12) Led 8f out until over 6f out, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, not clear run when switched left over 1f out, switched right soon after, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Winterlude (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Hold On Tight (IRE) 5-2 (8-10) Held up, headway over 4f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on, won at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf beating Fledged (9-1) by shd, 8 ran.
Just One Kiss 10-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased leaders, weakened 1f out, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sea Meets Sky (8-12) at Ascot 1m 2f fll mdn stks (4) gf in May.
Shalwa 4-1 (8-12) Led, ridden 2 lengths clear 2f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Rosie Probert (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f mdn flls stks (4) gd.
Bantam (IRE) 6-5fav (9-3) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 4f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Portmonarch (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.