A small turnout for this early-season nursery but tricky all the same and all seven are respected. Tanseeb boasts the best form hence why the Johnston inmate is asked to concede weight all round and a win is due after three seconds from four starts. However, JIVE improved considerably on three uninspiring maiden efforts when scoring on the Lingfield Polytrack suggesting she's a filly on the upgrade and Richard Hannon has plenty of ammunition to fire at these nursery contests. She gets the nod. Party Ruler has improved with each run and should continue to progress whilst Mitcd looks very interesting off the bottom rung for the strong combination of Fahey and De Sousa, appealing as just the sort to improve for a seventh furlong off a tempting handicap mark.
Tanseeb 5-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Queen Catrine (9-0) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Culdaff (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden and edged left 2f out, hung left and hampered over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 15, nk behind Intermath (9-5) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jun.
Lily Rules (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun beating Broadcaster (9-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Party Ruler (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Rosso Corsa (9-5) at Chester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Jive 7-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, hard ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in May beating Pound Piece (9-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Porteous 4-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway on rails 2f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Smugglers Gold (9-2) at Windsor 6f 2yo sll (5) gd in Jun.
Mitcd (IRE) 12-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Mr Matthews (8-9) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.