Plenty with claims in a really competitive handicap. Four times a winner over 7f, Green Howard tries this longer trip for the first time but Vito Volterra, Lady Chaparral, Magic Destiny and Hayek have all won over a mile in soft ground this year and can be given a chance on that basis. Act Your Shoe Size is less likely to handle the going, however, and Noble Jack recorded his earlier double on the Polytrack. ASCRIPTION got off the mark when encountering soft ground for the first time on his handicap debut at Haydock. He's up 8lb but Ed Dunlop's colt has plenty of scope and can recoup a little bit more of his 400,000 euros purchase price by landing this.
Green Howard 7-4fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating Rough Rock (8-10) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Mirrored (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Lady Chaparral 9-2fav (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 13l behind Voodoo Prince (9-9) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, staying on well and about to challenge winner when saddle slipped and rider forced to stop riding last 100 yards, eased towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Trail Blaze (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Amaze 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 14th of 15, 20l behind Levitate (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Act Your Shoe Size 15-2 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened halfway, last of 14, 41l behind Roninski (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Staff Sergeant 25-1 (8-6) Held up, switched left over 2f out and some headway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 19l behind Edmaaj (9-8) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.
Magic Destiny 5-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Lady Macduff (8-11) at Haydock 1m fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Hayek 33-1 (8-5) In rear, ridden on outside ovre 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to trouble leaders, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Chosen Character (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Ascription (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Held up in rear, not clear run from 3f out, still plenty to do 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden and soon edged left, stayed on to lead post, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul beating Hi There (8-10) by hd, 12 ran.
Noble Jack (IRE) 5-2fav (10-8) Slowly away in rear, headway over 4f out, soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, switched right 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Porgy (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Come Here Yew (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd last 100 yards, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Edas (8-7) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Masters Blazing 14-1 (10-9) In rear stand side group, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 7l behind Patriotic (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd.