This looks a question of whether ASCRIPTION can overcome the worst draw of all. It's no surprise to see him running with a penalty after a comprehensive victory at Goodwood on Tuesday as he'll be hit hard by the assessor and hopefully he can avoid crowding and stay out of trouble. Lord Of The Dance won a lady amateurs' race at Ascot in very easy fashion but the handicapper has had his say with a massive 11lb rise, which looks excessive. Shamdarley looked ready to win and did so on Polytrack at Kempton but he's now on his highest-ever mark on his 25th start. Shebebi has produced his best form on fast ground so wouldn't want any more rain.
Able Master (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on, no impression with winner final 110 yards, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Pacific Heights (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Soon pushed along and off the pace towards rear, headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, clear when drifted right final furlong, won at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating Karaka Jack (10-2) by 7l, 15 ran.
Chosen Character (IRE) 13-2 (9-13) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, 5th of 8, 7l behind Mont Ras (10-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Shamdarley (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Took keen hold tracking lader, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jul beating Silverheels (10-0) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Ascription (IRE) 7-1fav (9-7) Raced keenly tacking leading trio on inside, travelling well when switched left over 2f out, led inside final 2f, shaken up and clear over 1f out, easily, won at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul beating Jack's Revenge (10-0) by 4 1/2l, 17 ran.
Gramercy (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Behind until some late headway, never nearer, 10th of 20, 6l behind Tropics (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Shebebi (USA) 4-1 (8-5) Led, ridden when pressed 2f out, hung left approaching final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, lost two places near finish, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Snowboarder (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Verse Of Love 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Sirius Prospect (9-12) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Tellovoi (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Went left start, held up and always towards rear, 14th of 15, 17l behind Al Muheer (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Ortac Rock (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 3l behind Pacific Heights (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along when not much room well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not able to get to leaders, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Green Park (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Ferdy (8-11) at Chester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
One Scoop Or Two 20-1 (9-6) Went left leaving stalls, soon led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Ferdy (8-11) at Chester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.