This is anybody's race and a purely speculative vote goes the way of RED SEVENTY. He showed his first decent form of the season when third in a Salisbury conditions race last time after dropping 15lb in the weights this year. A case can be made for both Rustic Deacon and Bond Fastrac at the top of the handicap while Master Mylo wasn't far away at Folkestone last time. Trojan Rocket has a shout along with Comrade Bond and the inconsistent Bunraku would figure on his best form.
Rustic Deacon 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 13, hd behind Alraased (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Bond Fastrac 18-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders towards far side, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out final furlong, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct beating Breezolini (8-13) by 2l, 10 ran.
Mia's Boy 33-1 (9-2) Held up behind, raced far side, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 14l behind Jake's Destiny (8-13) at Ascot 1m stks 0-90 (3) sft in Oct.
Red Seventy 25-1 (9-0) Disputed lead, ridden over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, every chance but looked held when squeezed out inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Shamaal Nibras (9-0) at Salisbury 7f cond Stakes (3) hvy in Oct.
Bay Knight (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Reluctant to load in stalls, behind, headway on wide outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 8th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Choral (9-2) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Sam Nombulist 11-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders on stands side rail, ridden over 2f out, kept on same from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 13l behind Barkston Ash (8-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Master Mylo (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Dwelt keen close up, pushed along 3f out, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Duster (9-5) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Trojan Rocket (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, no headway, 11th of 14, 7l behind Midnight Rider (9-7) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Showboating (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, not much room when making headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Midnight Rider (9-7) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Comrade Bond 9-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, until no extra near finish, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Warfare 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along on inside over 3f out, driven and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 18l behind Dubai Sunshine (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Bunraku 12-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind Dutch Rose (9-1) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Masked Dance (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slight lead until halfway, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 6l behind Khubala (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Aug.
Orders From Rome (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Always behind, never on terms, 11th of 14, 12l behind Magic Secret (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Russian Ice 8-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, hd behind Whimsical (9-4) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Kingswinford (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Al Aqabah (8-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Rough Rock (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Tracked winner until halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Shena's Dream (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Frozen Over 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Authoritarian (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Pashan Garh 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon held up in touch, outpaced 3f out, 6th of 10, 10l behind Serene Oasis (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.