FLOW is less exposed than most of these have raced only twice this year. Lady Cecil's colt wasn't beaten far at Newbury last time despite finishing fifth and gets the vote competing off the same mark today. Berlusca is upped 10lb after a runaway win at Musselburgh and Bold Duke has been raised the same amount on the back of last month's double. San Cassiano remains well treated on his best form despite a 5lb rise for winning at Redcar last week and should figure while Hefner could get involved dropped in class. War Poet and Hunting Ground are others with a shout.
Hefner (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway approaching final furlong, ran on closing stages, never nearer, 7th of 25, 4 1/2l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Karaka Jack 17-2 (9-2) Steadied start, held up and always in rear, 13th of 14, 15l behind Ingleby Angel (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
War Poet 9-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Eric The Grey (8-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
St Moritz (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Chased leaders on outside, went 3rd 3f out, riddden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 10, 19l behind Maven (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Bold Duke 14-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside and switched right 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep beating Rex Whistler (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Stevie Thunder 28-1 (8-13) Held up, never dangerous, 20th of 25, 13l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
San Cassiano (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Led 2f, remained prominent, led again over 3f out, hard pressed from over 1f out, held on gamely, won at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Gioia Di Vita (8-5) by hd, 13 ran.
Jo'burg (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 17, 6l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) gf.
Flow (USA) 4-1fav (9-2) In touch, pushed along and one pace when edged left over 2f out, stayed on in closing stages, never going pace to challenge, 5th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Pasaka Boy (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Prophesy (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Pushed along to chase leaders, led after 1f, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Ebony Express (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Sheila's Buddy 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, ran on under pressure, never reached winner, 2nd of 25, 1l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Berlusca (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, quickened clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep beating Tectonic (9-10) by 5l, 8 ran.
Cloud Monkey (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, some progress into 5th and ridden entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 4th of 8, 8l behind Heirloom (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp gf in Sep.
Christmas Light 20-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 25, 3 1/2l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 8l behind Just Paul (8-5) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Barren Brook 9-2fav (9-2) In touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind San Cassiano (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Triple Eight (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f fout, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 10l behind Ajman Bridge (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Running Deer (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Raced wide close up, headway to press leader over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Vanity Rules (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Asgardella (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Powder Hound (8-9) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Sep.
Hunting Ground (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Set steady pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Breden (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.