FLAG OF GLORY won over a shorter trip here during the week but today's distance is not a problem and Peter Hiatt's charge is not badly weighted despite a penalty. He can go in again in this company. Spirit Of Gondree and Youm Jamil are both slipping down the weights and were placed on their latest starts but Monte Cassino has yet to prove he stays this far after finishing runner-up over 7f here last time. Raise The Rafters finished ahead of Sommersturn when fourth here last month but still looks high enough in the weights.
Flag Of Glory 5-1 (9-3) Set steady pace, quickened over 3f out, driven clear approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-68 (6) pol beating Arabian Flight (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, not much room and switched left inside final furlong, stayed on well, nearest at finish, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Rosie's Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Youm Jamil (USA) 7-1 (9-7) In touch, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, headed closing stages, weakened, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Brown Pete (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Meglio Ancora 28-1 (8-13) Started slowly, always behind, last of 11, 12l behind Royal Sea (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Monte Cassino (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 3f out, effort on inside over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Maggie Pink (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 2-1 (9-3) Prominent, effort well over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Ioannou (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
This Ones For Eddy 33-1 (8-11) Pushed along in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.
Raise The Rafters (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Led until over 7f out, remained prominent, led again over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra closing stages, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Brown Pete (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Sommersturm (GER) 22-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear on outer, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 10l behind Berlusca (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Delightful Sleep 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, hard ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Sporting Gold (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.
Amber Moon 66-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, tracked winner, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 5, 37l behind Activate (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol.
Sleepy Lucy 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Coastal Passage (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.