Iguacu, Jonnie Skull and Lordship have all won races on the Flat but none of them have a progressive profile and the market will probably be the best guide to their chances in this. CASTLE BEACH ran the useful Falcarragh to a length-and-three-quarters over 2m4f at Worcester last month and that form his head and shoulders above that of his rivals. He should get off the mark today as Lady Lectra's initial promise has faded in a couple or recent runs at Newton Abbot.
Castle Beach (IRE) 10-3 (10-10) Took keen hold, tended to copy leader and jump right on occasions, smooth headway to challenge and every chance 2 out, shaken up between last 2, ridden after last, well held flat, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Falcarragh (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Fushicho 33-1 (10-11) Held up in last pair, struggling before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up next, in a race won by Pasture Bay (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug, 6 ran.
Iguacu 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 3f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Minority Interest (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug (flat).
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Prominent, raced keenly, weakened after 6th, 6th of 9, 36l behind Rupestrian (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (3) gd in Jul '09.
Lordship (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, weakened 4 out, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Oscar Hill (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m clm hdl (5) sft in Nov, 12 ran.
Midnight Thomas 25-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd until before 4th, in 3rd from 3 out, no impression, 3rd of 4, 32l behind Tistory (10-12) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Lady Lectra 11-4 (10-4) Led from 2nd, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 13, 22l behind Another Hero (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.
No Ifs No Buts 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 8f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 21l behind Miss Sassypants (10-11) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Aug.
Sun Dream 100-1 (10-10) Held up behind, headway 6th, outpaced after 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 10, well behind As I Am (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.