AKHMATOVA is improving at a rate of knots and can see off Viewing, Madhaaq and Tipperary Boutique. Bottom-weight looks attractive for the selection and Gerard Butler's improving filly is only 6lb higher than when storming home at Lingfield last time out. She only started her career last month but she's massively progressive and can win again. Viewing is unexposed and although she made hard work of winning at Lingfield she could improve on that and her Marie De Guise form makes her look fairly handicapped, Law Of The Range can improve further now stepped up in distance, whilst Starla Dancer is a course and distance winner and is now back down to an attractive handicap mark. Madhaaq was emphatic when destroying Ice Diva at Newbury and may go on from there although a 10lb higher mark may be a bit tough. Tipperary Boutique is very interesting as she was pitched in at the deep end this year at Newbury in a race her classy stablemate High Heeled had won previously. Connections obviously think quite a lot of her and a big run is expected after her break. Antigua Sunrise is a course winner and just 4lb higher than when successful at Pontefract in April, Destinys Dream is consistent but ultimately a tad high in the weights, whilst the two mares at the top Magic Echo and Bollin Dolly are in good form and likely to give good accounts. A tricky race to call then but preference is for Akhmatova.
Bollin Dolly 2-1fav (9-11) Made all, hard driven over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Leicester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Ethics Girl (9-9) by 3l, 5 ran.
Magic Echo 14-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Itlaaq (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Amanda Carter 16-1 (9-7) Slowly away, always in rear, last of 6, 12l behind Sparkling Smile (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Destinys Dream (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up behind, headway when not clear run 2f out and over 1f out, soon switched inside, ran on to go 2nd inside final furlong, finished well, not reached winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Inspirina (8-11) at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Aphrodisia 5-1 (10-0) Behind, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 14l behind Antigua Sunrise (9-8) at Pontefract 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Apr.
Antigua Sunrise (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, soon hard driven, headed well over 1f out, weakened quickly, 5th of 18, 12l behind Desert Recluse (8-3) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Snow Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, ridden to challenge when hung left over 1f out, soon led, headed well inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Granny Mcphee (9-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tipperary Boutique (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, no real progress over 2f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Myplacelater (8-3) at Newbury 1m 2f con stks (3) gd in Apr.
Madhaaq (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Raced wide, held up, steady headway on outside from 3f out, led inside final 2f, soon in command, stayed on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Ice Diva (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Starla Dancer (GER) 5-2 (9-7) Led, pushed along over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 15l behind That'll Do Nicely (8-11) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Christmas Light 3-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, rallied to lead again closing stages, all out, won at York 7f fll mdn stks (4) gf beating Dubai Media (9-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Viewing 8-11fav (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun beating Blitzed (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Law Of The Range 12-1 (9-6) Led early, tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Haydock 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Sweet Secret (8-8) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Akhmatova 11-1 (8-12) Took keen hold in mid-division, smooth headway on outside going well over 2f out, quickened to lead 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol beating Baoli (8-3) by 2l, 12 ran.