BONA FORTUNA can defy his penalty and confine Sheiling and Goodison Park to minor roles. Rosie Jessop has an impressive strike rate of almost 30 per cent on Heath House trained runners and she appears to have been found another decent opportunity. Bona Fortuna has clearly done well over the winter and showed improved form on his handicap bow when running out a six length winner at Brighton. The longer trip won't be a problem and he'll have to race from an 8lb higher mark in future so has clear claims. Sheiling has shown a degree of promise on all three starts in maidens and should fare better now handicapping but she will find better opportunities than this. Storm Command may find some improvement for the fitting of a visor whilst Goodison Park is the type to do better now stepped up in trip with another year on her back and it will be interesting to see how she fares but this is a very tough starting point for her return to action with Bona Fortuna in opposition. (Ian Ogg)
Sheiling (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Behind, ridden and struggling 3f out, 5th of 12, 16l behind Cultivar (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Bona Fortuna 8-1 (9-0) Made all, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and stayed on strongly from over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Mr Harmoosh (9-3) by 6l, 9 ran.
Meetings Man (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Wih leader and keen, ridden over 2f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Leader Of The Land (9-0) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Goodison Park 150-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along and headway 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Deirdre (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) gs in Oct.
Storm Command (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, last of 5, 27l behind Sparkling Smile (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Vittachi 9-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 10l behind Il Portico (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Hotgrove Boy 33-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 12th of 13, 24l behind Princess Lexi (8-5) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Star Of Kalani (IRE) 100-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, reminders over 6f out, driven along over 4f out, never a factor, 12th of 17, 19l behind Glass Of Red (8-6) at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) gd in Oct.