Shouda won in similar company at Brighton last time and Cuckoo Rock scored off a 3lb lower mark at Warwick in June. HURRICANE HYMNBOOK wasn't beaten far in third at the same track earlier this month but in a much better race than this and Willie Musson's charge may come out best today. Present Day is another to consider after her recent fourth at Salisbury and Into The Wind has won two of her last three starts and makes more appeal than Polytrack winner Beat Route.
Bernisdale 13-8fav (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, hung left and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Guiletta (8-11) at Leicester 1m 4f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-70) (3-5yo) (6) sft.
Eagle Nebula 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, weakened over 2f out, eased, last of 14, 50l behind Quixote (8-9) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Not Til Monday (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed 4f out, not much room over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 12l behind Ponte Di Rosa (7-13) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Beat Route 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon driven, held on well, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Sweet Lavender (9-2) by hd, 14 ran.
Into The Wind 33-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, led 2f out, edged left over 1f out, held on, won at Warwick 1m 7f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Taroum (10-11) by nk, 14 ran.
Mount Abora (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 25l behind Enery (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Hurricane Hymnbook (USA) 20-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, headway on outside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Consider Yourself (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (3) sft.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 4-1fav (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 4f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 12, 6l behind Hamilton Hill (11-2) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Hidden Justice (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Dwelt, in rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 6l behind Require (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Shouda (IRE) 13-8fav (9-2) Steadied start, held up last, driven and looked struggling 3f out, sustained run and edged left from over 1f out, pushed along to lead final 150 yards, soon clear, comfortably, won at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul beating Ostentation (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Cool Sky 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, driven on outsiide over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, not reach leaders, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Brimstone Hill (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Navajo Charm 4-1 (9-3) Keen soon led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Thecornishcowboy (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Captain Cardington (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Behind when bumped after 2f, driven over 4f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final 2f, never troubled leaders, 7th of 11, 15l behind Sabhan (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Final Delivery 12-1 (9-1) Slowly away, pulled hard in rear, ran erratically over 6f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 44l behind Tawseef (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Present Day 28-1 (8-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Grand Liaison (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.