BOBBY'S DOLL has returned to action in good heart after missing more than year and was only nabbed in the closing stages by remarkable veteran, The Tatling, at Yarmouth last week. She can sustain her improvement this term and post a first career success. Talamahana also looks likely to pick up a low grade sprint handicap at some stage and was close to success here last week when a close second to Interakt. The Haynes charge has compiled a very consistent profile this term and seems sure to go well on a track that clearly suits. Spic 'N Span, a good stable servant, has eight success to his name but seven have been on Fibresand and the other arrived on Polytrack. That lack of winning turf form at this stage of his career is a concern.
Bobby's Doll 4-1 (9-2) Close up and keen, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind The Tatling (9-10) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Talamahana 8-1 (9-6) Mi-division, headway on far rail over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 75 yards, kept on, 2nd of 11, nk behind Interakt (9-1) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.
Spic 'n Span 11-2 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jun.
Bookiesindex Boy 17-2 (9-10) Prominent travelling well, ridden and found nil over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 10l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jun.
Triskaidekaphobia 12-1 (9-3) Fast away, led, headed inside final furlong, one pace and held when hampered final 100 yards, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind First Blade (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Flaxen Lake 50-1 (9-5) Chased winner until halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Grudge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
Lithaam (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Royal Box (8-13) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Michelle (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Prominent until weakened quickly over 4f out, behind from over 3f out, last of 13, well behind Camberley Two (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Jun.