REDFORD has long been regarded as having the ability to make it at this level but has proved hugely frustrating after winning three of his first six starts. However, David Nicholls looks like getting him to deliver on his latent ability and he can follow up success in two top handicaps with a first victory in Pattern company. Genki wasn't far behind him at Ayr and rates a huge threat, the first three home from last year do battle again and High Standing has more than enough ability to lift this prize but has proved slightly frustrating this term. Bewitched could go close if getting the luck in running, Doncaster Rover has been running well all year and deserves to land a decent prize whilst Taajub is an interesting contender as he has his first start since finishing second in the Cornwallis Stakes on this card 12 months ago.
Triple Aspect (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 11th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Astrophysical Jet (8-13) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Alhaban (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) In touch, lost place over 3f out, pushed along 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 15l behind Delegator (9-2) at Newbury 7f Listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Bewitched (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway under 2f out, 5th 1f out, ran on strongly to lead close home, won at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep beating Croisultan (9-3) by nk, 10 ran.
Brave Prospector 15-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on gamely, won at Yarmouth 6f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep beating Dafeef (8-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Definightly 9-2 (9-4) Raced alone centre, prominent, ridden well over 1f out, no impression entering final furlong, 16th of 25, 6l behind Colonel Mak (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Doncaster Rover (USA) 18-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stands side, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 7th of 13, 5l behind Markab (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Edge Closer 66-1 (9-2) Mid-division centre, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 15th of 28, 8l behind Evens And Odds (8-10) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Genki (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear far side, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 4th of 26, 3l behind Redford (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
High Standing (USA) 13-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon no extra, 5th of 12, 3l behind Balthazaar's Gift (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Huntdown (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Led, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Delegator (9-2) at Newbury 7f Listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Jimmy Styles 33-1 (9-2) Raced far side, in touch, effort to chase leaders 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 28, 6l behind Redford (9-7) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Rash Judgement 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Quest For Success (8-9) at Hamilton 6f cond Stakes (2) gs in Sep.
Redford (IRE) 7-1fav (9-7) Raced far side, held up towards rear, rapid headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on strongly, won going away, won at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in Sep beating Side Glance (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 28 ran.
Royal Rock 9-4 (9-2) Held up in touch in rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Brave Prospector (8-9) at Yarmouth 6f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep.
Secret Witness 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division stands' side, ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, edged left, went 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Summerinthecity (8-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Sep.
Iver Bridge Lad 9-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along 3f out, headway and not clear run over 1f out, switched left, ran on towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 13, shd behind Carnaby Street (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Mister Hughie (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Slowly away, always in rear, 20th of 21, 5l behind Gilt Edge Girl (9-6) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 1 (1) sft.
Mr David (USA) 20-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Irish Heartbeat (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Taajub (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, nk behind Our Jonathan (9-0) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct '09.