The assessor appears reluctant to drop either Solvanna or Classy Trick in the weights despite both having come up short in handicap company on more than one occasion. Coversing's recent placed efforts are misleading as he's been well beaten on both occasions and collateral form has him closely matched with Silver Fawn. Foxy Dancer has shown little so far and steps up in trip, as does EXIT CLAUSE. The latter posted a much improved effort when going close at Wolverhampton last time and finally looks set to take advantage of his slide down the weights.
Solvanna 7-1 (8-11) Led, headed 6f out, pressed leader, led again 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Storm (8-11) at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol in Mar.
Classy Trick (USA) 2-1fav (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Red Eight (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Exit Clause 33-1 (8-5) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Bain's Pass (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Conversing (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, led after 1f, headed 9f out, led again over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Flying Tempo (9-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Karl Marx (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Divine Angel (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 3f out, not much room on inside well over 2f out, went modest 3rd well over 1f out, soon edged left and stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Flying Tempo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Foxy Dancer (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride and pushed along, switched right to outside after 1f and chased leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 6, 8l behind Black Truffle (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.