BERN ME BABY has been dropped 6lb since joining Marco Botti in July. He ran well in a conditions race at Leicester last time and looks to have an easier task in this company. Peace Seeker is upped in class off a 5lb higher mark after winning at Yarmouth but should still go well in his current form. Exceptionelle is another with claims after a close-up fourth at Newmarket and If So was placed in this grade at Haydock on his latest start. Love Island should run her race but is 10lb higher than her latest victory at Pontefract in July.
Bern Me Baby (USA) 12-1 (8-3) Tracked winner until over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 1/4l behind Noble Storm (8-9) at Leicester 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep.
Forest Edge (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Raced centre in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 19, 6l behind Dungannon (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft.
Goldream (8-12) 9th of 14, 6l behind Wedge Trust (8-9) at Chantilly(FR) 5f Listed stks (1) sft.
Love Island 14-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon challenged, weakened towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Doc Hay (9-5) at Ripon 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Stonefield Flyer 10-1 (9-7) Raced alone on far rail, with winner, every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened and lost places towards finish, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Equitania (8-11) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Pabusar 16-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden and edged left over 2f out, some headway entering final furlong, no impression, 14th of 19, 9l behind Take Cover (9-4) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Not much room start, mid-division, driven to chase leaders inside final 2f, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Dungannon (9-3) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
If So 6-1fav (9-5) Raced centre, chased leaders, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Dungannon (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Rivellino 3-1fav (9-5) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Hoodna (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Exceptionelle 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 1f out, effort to chase winner inside final furlong, no extra and lost two places near finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Ladyship (9-7) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Peace Seeker 7-2fav (9-5) Raced centre led this group, led overall over 1f out, ridden and edged right final furlong, driven out, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep beating Baddilini (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Palace Moon 12-1 (9-5) In touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, no extra, 10th of 13, 6l behind Chookie Royale (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.