These early-season nurseries can be difficult to unravel as many have been biding their time in maidens. Rita's Boy must go on the short-list dropped a grade but could have been better drawn. Don Sigfredo may need an extra furlong but River Spirit won on the Turf at Lingfield before coming up short in a better race at Bath and isn't without a chance. FOXTROT KNIGHT is speedily bred so may yet prove better than he's shown so far. He caught the eye in his latest fourth at Yarmouth and is probably on a decent mark on his handicap debut.
Rita's Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards, 6th of 10, 5l behind Ustinov (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Don Sigfredo (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon handy, went 2nd over 3f out, edged right over 1f out, lost 2nd after, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 8l behind Zeb Un Nisa (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
River Spirit 10-1 (8-10) Chased leader until ridden well over 1f out, one pace disputing well held 3rd when edged right 1f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Beacon (9-7) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) fm in Jun.
Foxtrot Knight 66-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Indescribable (9-2) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Zebs Lad (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders over 2f, 7th of 14, 14l behind Zeb Un Nisa (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Toytown (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Sudest (9-0) at York 6f 2yo sll (3) gd in Jun.
Hell For Leather 12-1 (8-7) Went right start, not much room over 4f out, driven and behind from over 3f out, last of 6, 20l behind Honest Bob's (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo sll (4) gf in Jun.
Penalty Scorer 9-2 (8-3) Led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 10l behind Just The Tip (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jun.
Verchild Lad (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, eased over 1f out, last of 7, 32l behind Baitha Alga (9-5) at Chester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Lady Zodiac (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Went right start, in touch, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, 11l behind Seve (9-5) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.