MUSHAAKIS romped home by eight lengths at Musselburgh last week. Due to go up 12lb for that success, he can shrug off today's 6lb penalty and follow-up. Soaring Spirits made a decent reappearance at Nottingham and is preferred to the more exposed Not Rigg, a runner-up at the same track last time, while Persian Patriot is another to consider on her handicap debut. Sixties Queen is getting closer but has yet to race over further than 7f and Aussie Reigns disappointed last time after dead-heating for first at Windsor before that.
Mushaakis (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) won at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Shearian (9-3) by 8l, 11 ran.
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced when not much room 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Noble Gift (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Switched right soon after start, held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden when hampered over 2f out, not clear run and lost place over 1f out, not recover, 11th of 13, 8l behind Harry Bosch (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Danz Choice (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Clement (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Patently (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden 3f out, outpaced when carried right over 2f out, 5th of 9, 10l behind Yeager (9-5) at Leicester 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Lovesome 9-1 (9-3) Restless stalls slow into stride, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Kikonga (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Ocean Applause 200-1 (9-0) Prominent, went 2nd 9f out until 7f out, weakened rapidly 5f out, soon behind and eased, tailed off, 11th of 12, 33l behind Ruler Of The World (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gd.
Persian Patriot 14-1 (9-0) Led one rival on far side until remainder drifted across to join them over 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra close home, 5th of 15, 4l behind Broadway Duchess (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (5) gf.
Minimee 14-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 7, 13l behind Dark Emerald (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Not Rigg (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Woody Bay (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sixties Queen 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place over 5f out, not much room just over 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd post, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Callmeakhab (9-0) at Chester 7f mdn fll stks (3) gs in May.
East Texas Red (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Drahem (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf.
Napinda 20-1 (9-1) Keen tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra near finish, 4th of 14, 5l behind Blackball (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.