A cracking handicap in which a number are potentially well treated. Ascription was a late withdrawal from last week's Cambridgeshire on account of the fast ground. He was raised 11lb after winning by five lengths at Doncaster however. Sirius Prospect and 2011 winner Pastoral Player have been generally campaigned at a higher level and could go close but Royal Rock carries a penalty for winning a minor contest over 6f at Yarmouth and Richard Hannon's pair, Wentworth and Magic City, both looked to be in the handicapper's grip last time. REDVERS is a bit of an enigma but goes well here and also likes these big-field handicaps. He's only been raised 3lb for last month's course and distance victory and should run his race again. Ed Vaughan's charge can get the better of the frustrating Bertiewhittle, though the latter is still preferred to stablemate Big Johnny D who may be biting off more than he can chew in this grade. Es Que Love beat Loving Spirit on worse terms on the Polytrack in the spring but has been a little disappointing since, though his second at Warwick two runs ago looks better now than it did at the time.
Ascription (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Raced centre tracked leader, shaken up to lead approaching final furlong, quickened clear, comfortable, won at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gs in Sep beating Gabrial The Great (8-13) by 5l, 9 ran.
Arnold Lane (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Tracked leader stand side, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind Tawhid (8-13) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Sep.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 8-1 (9-4) In touch, switched right 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Viztoria (8-11) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep.
Pastoral Player 20-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 5l behind Viztoria (8-11) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep.
Royal Rock 11-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway to lead over 1f out, asserted near finish, won at Yarmouth 6f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep beating Morache Music (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Wentworth (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Tracked leader, driven and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind Penitent (9-4) at Sandown 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) hvy in Sep.
Es Que Love (IRE) 7-2fav (9-10) Disputed lead until led 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon edged left and kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Clockmaker (8-11) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Magic City (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Steadied start raced centre held up, ridden and edged right to stand side over 1f out, kept on, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 6l behind Tawhid (8-13) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Sep.
Bertiewhittle 5-1fav (9-3) Raced centre, held up towards rear, steady headway 3f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Sir Reginald (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Redvers (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders centre, headway 2f out, effort over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, held on towards finish, won at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep beating Gabriel's Lad (9-4) by nk, 17 ran.
Heaven's Guest (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Towards center, merged with stand side halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 26, 4l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Loving Spirit 10-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway and hung badly left to near side 2f out, ended on rail and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Graphic (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Shamaal Nibras (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Raced far side and prominent, ridden over 1f out, outpaced final 100 yards, 10th of 29, 5l behind Galician (8-12) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Glen Moss (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led centre group, outpaced when groups merged over 2f out, soon lost place and behind, 16th of 17, 14l behind Redvers (9-0) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Big Johnny D (IRE) 2-1fav (9-8) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, easily, won at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep beating Sam Nombulist (9-0) by 2l, 10 ran.
Anaconda (FR) 7-4fav (9-5) Made all, driven inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Jan beating Piscean (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Pied A Terre (AUS) 9-1 (9-2) Overall leader in centre, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 9, 10l behind Ascription (9-1) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gs in Sep.
Pacific Heights (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division far side, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 13th of 31, 8l behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.