MEDIA STARS is 4lb higher than when winning over a furlong further at this track last month. That form gives him the beating of one of today's main rivals in Desert Hunter and Robert Johnson's charge can take advantage of this drop in class and return to winning ways. Broctune Papa Gio popped up at a big price over a mile here last time and can figure along with Dean Iarracht, who gets the in-form Sivelstre De Sousa on board today. The remainder have little to recommend them and make no appeal.
Media Stars 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, not able to reach leaders, 5th of 13, 7l behind Moheebb (9-12) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Desert Hunter (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, bumped over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 11, 2l behind Wiseman's Diamond (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Very slowly away in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no chance, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Spavento (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Broctune Papa Gio 20-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Lujano (9-1) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden 3f out, not pace to challenge, 6th of 11, 10l behind Spavento (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Moonlight Fantasy (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Always behind, 9th of 14, 10l behind Sunset Boulevard (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Escape Artist 8-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 8f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Brasingaman Eric (9-3) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Bold Indian (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 7th of 12, 13l behind Opus Maximus (9-3) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf.
Pictures (IRE) 22-1 (8-0) Held up, headway 4f out, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, soon one pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Spavento (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Obara d'Avril (FR) 40-1 (8-5) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 14l behind Lunar Promise (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Jack's Rocket 40-1 (8-8) Steadied start, held up up towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 31l behind Lunar Promise (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Princess Neenee (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) In rear and outpaced, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 35l behind Miss Whippy (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Oct.