made all at steady pace and mostly jumped well, jinked right 2nd, quickened pace before 13th, went left and hit 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on well, unchallenged
Highest Sun coped with the step up to 3m at Ascot when second to Pym, who franked the form at Cheltenham last week. He gets 10lb from dual winner DIABLO DE ROUHET but the Henderson novice has greater experience of conditions and may just outlast his sole rival.
Diablo De Rouhet (FR) 15-8fav (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led on bit between last 2, clear before last where landed on all fours, kept on well, won at Newbury 3m hcp (2) gs in Nov beating Daklondike (11-9) by 4l, 9 ran.
Highest Sun (FR) 3-1 (11-12) Pulled hard early, in touch, headway 3 out, chased winner next, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Pym (11-13) at Ascot 3m hcp (3) sft in Nov.