A decent handicap here with Harry's Dream, Harris Bay, Lou Du Moulin Mas and King Barry the four short listed, and we take Harry's Dream to land what is a very good prize. The selection will not want to take as many chances with the Ascot fences as he did when dotting up at Kempton last time, but it was the quality of that run that marks him out here. Sure to have been schooled again since, he beat previous Ascot scorer See You Sometime with plenty in hand and as one who goes on quicker ground he can follow up. Lou Du Moulin Mas is a frustrating sort who is often placed but has just two wins from 26 starts to his name. He will have received a confidence boost with his recent Cheltenham hurdles success and is respected. Harris Bay has not raced on ground officially faster than good, but conditions may help this consistent gelding get home at a trip beyond that which he has been previously tried and he can get involved, while King Barry is interesting as a fast ground stayer who can looks unexposed and is a potential improver. But Harry's Dream sets the standard here and will be tough to beat.
Celtic Boy (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Held up in mid-division, ridden and kept on from 4 out, mistake 3 out, not quicken after, 6th of 12, 20l behind Parsons Legacy (10-5) at Wincanton 3m 1f lst hcp chs (1) gd.
Harry's Dream 3-1fav (10-8) Held up towards rear, smooth progress from 14th, led 2 out, soon quickened clear, eased flat, won at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Oct beating See You Sometime (11-5) by 7l, 9 ran.
Iznogoud (FR) 200-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway approaching 13th, lost place approaching 17th and pulled up 4 out in race won by Numbersixvalverde (10-8) at Aintree 4m 4f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Apr, 40 ran.
Mr Fluffy 20-1 (11-5) In touch, mistake 10th, went 2nd 13th, mistake 15th, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Harry's Dream (10-8) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Oct.
King Barry (FR) 7-2 (10-12) Close up, led approaching 5th, ridden approaching 2 out, headed flat, one pace, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Nevertika (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd.
Liverpool Echo (FR) 33-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, driven along from 4 out, staying on at one pace when hampered 2 out, no impression, 4th of 14, 12l behind Butler's Cabin (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Harris Bay 8-11fav (10-12) Held up in rear, headway and hit 3 out, led 2 out, pushed out, won at Towcester 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct beating Very Special One (11-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Lou du Moulin Mas (FR) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 7th, made rest, clear last, driven out, won at Cheltenham 3m 1f nov hdl (3) gd in Oct beating Smart Mover (11-6) by 5l, 9 ran.
Tango Royal (FR) 25-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden 4 out, kept on one pace from 3 out, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Kings Brook (10-2) at N Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Aug.
Florida Dream (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 5th, mistake 10th, ridden and mistake next, weakened after 12th, 5th of 7, 42l behind Taranis (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hcp chs (3) gd in Apr.
Kety Star (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Led, clear 4th, joined 9th, ridden and headed after 3 out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Big Rob (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf.
Meehan (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leader from 6th, led approaching 4 out, ridden 2 out, ran on, won at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Oct beating Casadei (10-5) by 1l, 10 ran.