Bacall is a tough one to assess on limited evidence, having scraped home in a Fibresand maiden during the winter before staying on late on reappearance after missing the break. She's one to note. Many of her opponents are struggling for form in the current campaign, including GOLDEN SPUN. The course and distance winner has beaten just two of 31 rivals home in three races since joining David O'Meara but if he can rediscover the form of his juvenile days when inching out Russian Heroine here and finishing a solid third to the very useful Twilight Son at Thirsk, he'd be well treated off a mark of 75. He's a speculative choice. Michael Dods has two chances with recent winner Aprovado and course and distance winner, Ocean Sheridan. The former stuck on well to land the spoils the last day but the latter, a tad below par last time but otherwise consistent, makes more appeal as an each-way option.
Bacall 8-1 (9-0) Restless in stalls, rearing as they opened and slowly away, in rear, pushed along and outpaced halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon switched left, switched right inside final furlong, kept on into 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Explain (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gf.
Golden Spun (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 13, 31l behind Scalzo (9-4) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Mary McPhee 28-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway towards far side over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Excilly (9-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Danot (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Don't Touch (9-7) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Flyball 28-1 (9-2) Pushed along in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 9l behind Russian Heroine (8-12) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Aprovado (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right towards stands side rail inside final furlong, kept on, held on towards finish, won at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Sweet Missi (8-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Ocean Sheridan (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 6l behind Normandy Barriere (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Poolstock 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Prigsnov Dancer (8-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Strategic Order (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Prigsnov Dancer (8-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.