Meritocracy was sent for a conditions race in France last time but failed to land the odds. His earlier maiden win at Kempton doesn't look any stronger than the race EMPEROR'S HOPE won at Salisbury last month and the latter is preferred. Richard Hannon's filly found life tough in a Class 2 event on her latest start but should take care of the modest M'Selle and can make the most of the weight concession from Meritocracy to land this.
Meritocracy (IRE) Evensfav (8-13) 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Muharaaj (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 5f 2yo stk sft in May.
M'selle (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Scruffy Tramp (9-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp (5) pol.
Emperor's Hope (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased winner on outside, no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, kept on to hold 3rd, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Majestic Alexander (8-12) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Jun.