BADDAM has been a good horse over the years and he is given the vote to take this stayers event ahead of Callisto Moon and Wightgold. The selection is one of only a few horses to have won twice at the Royal Ascot meeting in the same year winning the Ascot Stakes and the Queen Alexandra Stakes in 2006. He was rated as high as 108 in his hay day but can still be a major player off his current mark. If anywhere near his best he ought to go close. Callisto Moon is another that has been around for sometime winning under both flat and jumps codes. His recent form is a little below his best however and for that reason he should be treated with caution. Wightgold lacks experience but she ran a personal best to finish a close second behind Swordsman at Folkestone last time out. If she continues to improve she is sure to be in the shake up come the business end. Baddam is an old favourite of many racing fans and it would be great to see him back in the winners enclosure.
Callisto Moon 4-1 (9-3) Led 2f, chased leader, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 8l behind Sherman Mccoy (8-11) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in Apr.
Baddam 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 6f out, weakened well over 2f out, 7th of 10, 26l behind Bernie The Bolt (7-12) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Benedict Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Whased leaders, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 3l behind Follow The Flag (8-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf.
Sally Forth 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, under pressure 6f out, weakened and behind over 3f out, 11th of 12, 36l behind Satwa Gold (9-5) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Rare Ruby (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Weakened from over 2f out, 7th of 13, 17l behind No Rules (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Calculating (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Ermyn Lodge (9-8) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Wightgold 4-1 (8-4) Keen in touch, ridden 2f out, effort 1f out, kept on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Swordsman (9-8) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.