This looks quite competitive with a number of the runners having already shown decent form in maidens. Simply Black has the highest official rating of those that have earned one but was a tad disappointing in a nursery at York last time. Margrets Gift, second over course and distance on her debut, didn't impress back over 5f at Beverley but Fredricka ran her best race so far at Newcastle last time and Rural Celebration may have found an extra furlong too far at Pontefract. BALTIC SPIRIT was beaten in a claimer at Thirsk but couldn't find any cover from a wide draw. She looks to be improving and could recoup losses in this granted luck in-running.
Baltic Spirit (IRE) 4-6fav (8-10) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Bountiful Forest (7-13) at Thirsk 5f 2yo clm (4) gd.
Rural Celebration 5-1 (8-8) With leader, led over 2f out, headed final furlong, weakened last 150 yards, 4th of 13, 12l behind Milly's Secret (8-6) at Pontefract 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
Simply Black (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Dwelt, chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 3l behind Innocently (9-4) at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
White Flag 25-1 (8-6) Outpaced and green in rear, headway on far rail over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 9l behind Vine de Nada (8-13) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Emily Davison (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind Online Alexander (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Fredricka 5-1 (9-2) With leader, led narrowly over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, held near finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind She Can Jig (8-10) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Margrets Gift 11-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Northern Water (8-10) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.