The trio for the shortlist are LITTLE CALLA, Sarasota Sunshine and Midnight Fantasy and we will give the vote to Little Calla. The selection is making her turf debut today and also her handicap bow, but she went close when last seen out and she looks really progressive and we think she can continue her upward curve and get her head in front. Sarasota Sunshine has yet to race on ground as quick as this which would be a slight cause for concern, but he is in decent form and if he handles conditions then he would have a big chance. Midnight Fantasy won at Ripon two starts ago and she had excuses at Nottingham last time when she was denied a clear run. There could be more to come from Rae Guests' filly, while a market move for the Stuart Williams-trained Itsher should be noted. A tough race to close proceedings and the narrow vote goes to Little Calla.
Athania (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 4f out, remained in touch until hung right when weakening 2f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Arrivederla (9-2) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Midnight Fantasy 4-1 (9-4) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well from over 1f out, 5th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Taurus Twins (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Miss Hollybell 25-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 13l behind Suzie Quw (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in May.
Wotasparkler 20-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Zero Money (9-3) at Leicester 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Bold Rose 9-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 10th of 16, 13l behind Dametime (8-13) at Chepstow 6f fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Ailsa Craig (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up, stumbled slightly over 5f out, some headway 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 8l behind Perfect Friend (9-2) at Warwick 7f (5) gf in May.
Little Calla (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Led on rail, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon no chance with winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Mackten (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Calypso Girl (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Chocolicious (8-6) at Leicester 6f 3yo clm (6) gf in May.
Morning Queen (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Close up, effort over 1f out, not pace to challenge final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Spring Green (8-9) at Bath 5f mdn auc stks (6) gs in May.
Sarasota Sunshine 5-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Mr Willis (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Cocktail Party (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 16, 12l behind Taurus Twins (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Danzadil (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 8l behind Zim Ho (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Bold Ring 11-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Volito (8-11) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
May Martin 3-1fav (8-11) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Lovely Thought (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Mount Ella 14-1 (9-1) Made most until 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 12, 11l behind Crystallize (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Itsher 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 15, 5l behind Crystallize (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.