Perseverent Pete is only modest and looks booked for third spot in this behind Hi Filwah and ARAQELLA. Jeremy Noseda's colt steps up to 7f for the first time having been placed in all four starts over shorter trips. He was only beaten a short-head over 5f at Windsor last time but may find William Haggas' newcomer too strong over the extra quarter-mile. She's a half-sister to middle-distance winner Curacao and useful miler Nine Realms and should go on to better things.
Hi Filwah (USA) 8-11fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along chasing leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, led 1f out and went right soon after, hard driven inside final furlong, headed final stride, 2nd of 7, shd behind Emjayem (9-5) at Windsor 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Perseverent Pete (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Keen held up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 21l behind Blackball (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Araqella (IRE) Oasis Dream filly out of Bourbonella.