LADY FRANCES only scored at Catterick last time, form not normally associated with winners of competitive Newmarket sprints, but she clearly relished the drop to the 6f trip and could have speed to burn here off a very workable mark. She'll have to improve again but that tends to frequently be the case with Johnston inmates and she's well worth a shot. Golden Steps is developing into a very reliable performer in these tough sprint handicaps and seems sure to be involved at the business end after only being raised 1lb for a creditable third behind Deeds Not Words last time. The latter has to be respected too but may not be so effective under quicker conditions. The main threat to the selection could be Fast Track. He's put in two very solid efforts this term and may well have been laid out for this by shrewd connections and should be spot-on on the back of a really good run at Haydock recently. Major Jack and Our Queenie are also noted in a very interesting contest.
Toofi (FR) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 23, 8l behind Mustajeeb (9-4) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Speedfiend 28-1 (9-0) Headway to mid-division halfway, ridden and no impression final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Wind Fire (8-12) at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Deeds Not Words (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Raced alone in centre of course and prominent overall, hung right under pressure and led overall over 1f out, kept on well, in command when edged left well inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft beating Remember (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Sleeper King (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 11th of 20, 11l behind See The Sun (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Eastern Impact (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 5th of 20, 2 1/2l behind See The Sun (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Suzi's Connoisseur 25-1 (8-9) Raced near side, slowly away, pushed along and reluctant early, well in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, almost snatched 4th, nearest finish, 5th of 15, 4l behind Deeds Not Words (8-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Oeil De Tigre (FR) (8-11) 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Oromo (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f 3yo clm sft in May.
Ventura Mist 20-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway halfway to go mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Ladies Are Forever (9-4) at York 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Bahamian Heights 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along on outside halfway, ridden over 1f out, edged left and weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Speed Hawk (9-5) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm.
Golden Steps (FR) 13-2fav (8-10) Steadeid start, raced far side in 4th, went 3rd in group halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd overall inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Deeds Not Words (8-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Survived 12-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Ladies Are Forever (9-4) at York 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Greeb 9-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway and effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, held on, won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Eland Ally (8-11) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Fast Track 5-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway to challenge over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Captain Myles (9-1) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Our Queenie (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led narrowly 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Nakuti (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
The Hooded Claw (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Led group of four on far side, soon clear in group, overall leader halfway, reduced lead when hung right into centre of course 2f out, headed over 1f out, chased winner until inside final furlong, no extra and just held on for 4th, 4th of 15, 4l behind Deeds Not Words (8-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Lady Frances 8-1 (9-1) Made most, ridden and ran on, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Go Far (9-5) by 2l, 8 ran.
Foxy Clarets (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and clear 2f out, held on well, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Constantine (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Major Jack 1-4fav (9-5) Made all, well in command over 1f out, came clear final furlong, very easily, won at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Roly Tricks (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Nova Champ (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Raced wide alone close up, edged right to stand side group over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, driven to lead final strides, won at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Iseemist (8-9) by hd, 9 ran.