There have been some big weights carried to victory in this so don't ignore the chances of Muharrer, who has been in superb form and landed a tough handicap at Ayr last time when the consistent Dubai Hills was beaten a couple of lengths into third. His stablemate Osteopathic Remedy won this in 2011 and, though not in the best of form, is actually 6lb lower than his last win a year ago. Farlow won over 7f here in April and has been running consistently from this mark but the vote goes to ANDERIEGO. David O'Meara's charge has bounced back to form on fast ground and was impressive at York last time. Connections shouldn't be too disappointed with a 5lb rise and he can follow up. Kingscroft has been running well enough to consider with Robert Winston's stronger handling a bonus while Mark Johnston's three-year-olds Crowdmania and Potent Embrace are respected from the bottom of the handicap, though both have plenty to do.
Muharrer 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul beating Ingleby Angel (10-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Altharoos (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) In touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Tuscania (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Farlow (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders 2f, lost place and behind over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 11, 2l behind Almargo (8-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, driven along 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 14th of 18, 14l behind Bronze Angel (9-8) at York 1m hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, lost place and ridden inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Strictly Silver (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Dubai Hills 16-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Muharrer (9-3) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Bartack (IRE) 10-3fav (9-7) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway to lead over 2f out, headed 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Anderiego (9-8) at York 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Yourartisonfire 4-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 33l behind Genius Boy (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Anderiego (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led final furlong, kept on, won at York 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating Green Howard (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, some headway 1f out, no impression, 10th of 18, 11l behind Bronze Angel (9-8) at York 1m hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Conry (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Switched right to join main group after 1f, held up steady headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind See The Storm (9-9) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Kingscroft (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Tracked leader 3f, raced in 3rd until one pace over 2f out, kept on same pace and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Forgotten Hero (9-6) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Kiwi Bay 5-1 (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden to join winner 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Sound Advice (9-10) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Crowdmania 3-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Munaaser (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Kimbali (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Mounted on track, held up, headway 2f out, soon ridden, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Shadowtime (9-7) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Red Inca 11-2 (8-8) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Awake My Soul (9-6) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun '13.
Fazza 6-1 (9-1) In rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Border Bandit (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Potent Embrace (USA) 11-8 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Muhawalah (9-0) at Carlisle 1m fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.