It's no surprise that LIGHT BURST has been hit with a 9lb rise for his latest win at Brighton. He looked well ahead of the handicapper when sluicing up by eight lengths and can go in again. Valery Borzov had yet to score over today's distance but Kingscroft is a C&D winner and could figure off his current mark. Kakatosi has bits of form that suggest he could get involved but multiple C&D winner Smalljohn looks high enough in the weights now and Warfare makes more appeal.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up behind, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on strongly final 150 yards, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Noverre To Go (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Kingscroft (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Mid-division far side group, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 20, 13l behind Tartiflette (8-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Kakatosi 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 6l behind Numeral (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Evervescent (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, lost place when not much room entering final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 12l behind Prime Exhibit (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Light Burst (USA) 13-8fav (9-12) Tracked leaders and always going well, tracked leader on bit over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, very easily, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Sep beating Ermyn Flyer (8-6) by 8l, 7 ran.
Final Drive (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 7l behind Afraah (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Tidentime (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 4l behind Schoolmaster (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Azrael 33-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 12, 12l behind Corporal Maddox (10-0) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Rasaman (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Pushed along in rear, ridden 2f out, switched right 1f out, ran to go 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Song Of Parkes (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Frequency 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, behind final furlong, last of 10, 21l behind Bond Fastrac (9-5) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Smalljohn 20-1 (8-13) Chased leader until 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Emkanaat (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Warfare 12-1 (8-13) Raced far side led this pair, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.