Yankee Bright has form claims but RHYTON may improve past her and land this weak maiden. Sir Michael Stoute has a profitable record with runners at this track and that bodes well for the claims of our pick, who showed some promise when mid-division in a fair Leicester maiden. He needs to leave the bare form behind to score but is from a family that progress with racing and the winner of that contest was placed in the King George V handicap at Royal Ascot on Thursday. We'll pin our hopes on Sir Michael's journey being worth while as Yankee Bright looks worth taking on. James Given's filly was second to a Royal Ascot hopeful herself last time but the gap between the winner and her at the line was greater than the official margin suggests and her rating of 70 may be flattering. Even that doesn't set an exacting standard and she's beginning to look exposed. She should still prove too good for 57-rated Sharakti although his best effort came here at Pontefract whilst Quitao isn't living up to his pedigree and was a long way behind Yankee Bright last time. Fuzzypeg is a daughter of Motivator who wasn't unbacked in a fair maiden at Doncaster and could have improvement in her but she'll need it to beat Rhyton if he improves as expected.
Quitao (GER) 40-1 (8-11) In rear and soon outpaced, reminders over 5f out, tailed off over 2f out, last of 13, well behind Monterey (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Rhyton (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, ran green in rear, soon pushed along, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 19l behind Bay Willow (9-3) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Sharakti (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 7l behind Crunched (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gd.
Tobermory Boy 100-1 (8-13) Dwelt and slowly into stride, always in rear, 11th of 14, 49l behind Very Good Day (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Fuzzypeg (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Always behind, tailed off, 8th of 15, 31l behind Shubaat (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Suleimah 100-1 (8-8) Started slowly, always in rear, pushed alng over 4f out, soon struggling, tailed off, 9th of 10, 38l behind Grey Bunting (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.
Yankee Bright (USA) 40-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Monterey (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.