Franciscan won this last year off the same mark but has barely raised a gallop since and is now tried in blinkers. It's unlikely the lack of a recent run will unduly hamper Ace Of Valhalla and Sir Henry Cecil's lightly-raced colt has to go on the short-list while High Office ran a lot better than the bare result suggests here 10 days ago, though has a bit to find with Bollin Greta on today's terms. ROMAN FLIGHT has only run five times on the Flat and has won two of his three starts on Turf. He looked a step ahead of the handicapper when scoring easily at Thirsk two weeks ago and it would be no surprise to see him defy a 10lb higher mark here. Sirvino is still capable on his day and could make the frame but Rio's Rosanna needs softer ground and didn't look very keen here last time and Singzak is likely to struggle from 4lb out of the handicap.
Lyric Street (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) With leaders, ridden and lost place quickly halfway, tailed off 4f out, 31st of 34, well behind Aaim To Prosper (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Roman Flight (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden clear final furlong, eased in closing stages, won at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Reflect (9-3) by 6l, 14 ran.
Franciscan 7-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 10th of 14, 14l behind Ingleby Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Ace Of Valhalla 11-10fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug beating Chancery (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Bridle Belle 8-1 (8-9) Keen close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 16l behind First Mohican (9-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Sirvino 9-1 (9-7) Held up, headway and not clear run from over 1f out, never able to challenge, 11th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Cousin Khee (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Flying Power 14-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway on outer over 5f out, close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 25l behind Sir John Hawkwood (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
English Summer 12-1 (9-0) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Arch Villain (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 12, 6l behind Sir John Hawkwood (9-12) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Gabrial's Star 7-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 2f out, hung left over 2f out, hung right soon after, weakened well over 1f out, last of 13, 22l behind Homeric (9-4) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
High Office 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 9th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Cousin Khee (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Reflect (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Dwelt in touch in rear, smooth headway on outer from over 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Swinging Sultan (8-11) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Pintrada 40-1 (8-11) Awkwardly away soon switched left, in rear, headway and not clear run from over 1f out, never able to challenge, 12th of 18, 5l behind Cousin Khee (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bollin Greta 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 4th of 18, 1l behind Cousin Khee (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Singzak 15-8fav (9-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating The Blue Dog (9-2) by nk, 6 ran.