Prompter is a bit of an enigma and has been well beaten three times on the Flat since finishing third in a Listed handicap at Market Rasen in September. Decoy needs plenty of urging and may find this on the sharp side but Mcvicar shouldn't be far away if building on his third at Sandown while Jumps Road and Chepstow fourth Thundering Home have the past form to figure. ROMAN FLIGHT and Kieron Edgar were only beaten a length at Kempton 10 days ago. That was the top weight's first run since an excellent third at Market Rasen in July so more is expected here and the five-year-old could outclass these.
Roman Flight (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on to 3rd before the last, stayed on under pressure flat, not quite going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Ranjaan (11-9) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl (0-130) (3) gd in Nov.
Decoy (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling after 6th, 8th of 12, 47l behind Carrigmorna King (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Jumps Road 20-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, tracked leaders 3 out, effort and every chance 2 out, one pace approaching last, no extra flat, 6th of 9, 5l behind Dunraven Storm (11-7) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Nov.
Mcvicar 10-1 (11-6) Prominent, chased winner approaching 2 out, soon no impression, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Hawkhill (11-7) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Nov.
Prompter 5-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway after 3 out, chased clear and easy winner approaching next, kept on same pace, lost moderate 2nd flat, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Sep.
Sleeping City (FR) 13-2 (11-5) Raced wide, held up in mid-division, smooth headway on outside before 2 out, every chance 2 out, ridden in modest 4th when mistake last, weakened run-in, 7th of 10, 14l behind Theatrelands (10-12) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Thundering Home 7-1 (10-7) Held up in last pair, dropped to rear 4th, headway in 5th approaching 4 out, went 4th 3 out, keeping on at same pace when blundered 2 out, not recover, 4th of 7, 13l behind Radmores Revenge (11-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Barista (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and stayed on to 4th after 2 out, kept on same pace flat, 4th of 13, 9l behind Irving (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Kilrye (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on flat, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Emerald Glade (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.