TINSELTOWN is four from six if his hurdling exploits are also taken into account and the son of Sadler's Wells may still just have enough in hand of the assessor to boost that record further. This appears to be the limit of his stamina on the Flat but he can defy a 6lb penalty on this sharp track and quick ground. Operateur came good here earlier in the month over 1m4f on soft ground but he's performed well enough under quicker conditions to rate an obvious threat. Keep an eye on Phase Shift in the market whilst both Snooker and Bavarian Nordic's consistency should see them there of thereabouts in a difficult 'getting-out stakes.'
King's Counsel (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Close up, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4l behind Silver Tigress (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Tinseltown 5-1fav (9-13) Made all, ridden and edged right over 1f out, all out towards finish, won at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Gold Rules (10-5) by nk, 17 ran.
Muwalla 20-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 9l behind Law To Himself (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Nov.
Snooker (GER) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, kept on to take 4th near finish, no impression, 4th of 15, 8l behind Brockwell (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Phase Shift 16-1 (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 15, 9l behind Brockwell (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Pulled hard in last pair, headway on inside under pressure 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind The Oil Magnate (10-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Operateur (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 6f out, made rest, driven clear 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on well, won at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Eijaaz (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Sheila's Castle 20-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 12, 33l behind Strikemaster (9-3) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 6-1 (8-9) Keen tracked winner, ridden 4f out, no impression and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Tinseltown (8-2) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Gulf Coast 12-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 17, 10l behind Tinseltown (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 11-2 (8-5) Tracked leader, led 10f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Silver Tigress (8-7) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Into The Light 11-1 (10-7) Bumped start, mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Lil Ella (10-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Gumnd (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Keen tracked leaders, lost place 7f out, outpaced over 3f out, 8th of 9, 24l behind Tinseltown (8-2) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Arizona High 40-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, plugged on final furlong, 4th of 9, 13l behind Tinseltown (8-2) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Friday Night Lad (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, eased 2f out, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Vittachi (8-9) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.