SHEILA'S CASTLE is lightly-raced for her age and spent most of last year hurdling. She returned to action on the level with a close-up second at Catterick last month with Dubara Reef well behind and Sean Regan's mare could well go one better in this. Dean Iarracht does most of his winning at Beverley but has scored over a shorter trip here in the past and attempts this distance for the first time along with Little Red Minx, a runner-up at Thirsk last week under today's apprentice. Media Stars has won twice at this track over 1m2f but arrives badly out of form.
Andorn (GER) 14-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, weakened over 4f out, last of 10, well behind Madrasa (9-2) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Sheila's Castle 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Tinseltown (9-8) at Catterick 1m 4f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Behind, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Gold Rules (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Media Stars 66-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, never in contention, 8th of 12, 20l behind Passion Planet (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten, 5th of 13, 14l behind Tinseltown (9-8) at Catterick 1m 4f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Donna Elvira 12-1 (9-0) In touch, lost place over 4f out, 9th of 11, 26l behind Shaloo Diamond (10-7) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jun.
Deep Applause 20-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 30l behind Gold Rules (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Little Red Minx (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) In touch, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Scarlet Prince (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo mdn sll (5) gd.
Willy Mcbay 100-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 14th of 15, 43l behind Solar View (8-6) at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.