Mickael Barzalona journeys north primarily to partner SALACIA and it will be a major surprise if he doesn't return with a victory on this promising Godolphin filly. Runner-up to Oaks-bound The Fugue on the second of two juvenile runs, she shaped nicely on reappearance in a hot-looking Newmarket maiden when filling the minor placing, form that rates way in advance of anything else on display here. Anychanceofabirdie is the second unraced three-year-old on the card for the Simcock team and could be interesting whilst Come Here Yew looked promising on an number of occasions last term. His yard has already landed a couple of northern maiden contests this term and he looks the likeliest beneficiary should the favourite not produce her form for any reason.
Airmyles Diktat gelding out of Dance In The Sun.
Come Here Yew (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, driven along 3f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 9th of 19, 8l behind Shamdarley (9-6) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Special Mix 20-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Hi George (10-7) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan.
Western Apache (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed over 4f out, no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, last of 10, well behind Honey Bach (11-0) at Down Royal 2m NH flat gd.
Kathlatino 16-1 (9-2) In touch, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 18l behind Vittachi (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Anychanceofabirdie (USA) Proud Citizen gelding out of Quiet Strike.
Certainly Elusive (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Towards rear of mid-division, driven 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 10l behind Exclusive Dancer (8-8) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft.
Icewan 66-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind, some late headway, never nearer, 8th of 13, 12l behind Dos Amigos (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gs.
Jerry Ellen (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 18, 20l behind Shahzan (9-12) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs.
Medecis Mountain Medecis gelding out of Moon Cat.
Tomasini Misu Bond gelding out of Bond Stasia.
Salacia (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on for clear 3rd, outpaced by leading pair, 3rd of 19, 6l behind Perfect Step (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Apr.