An ultra-competitive sprint in which most have some sort of chance. Mac's Power won the race 12 months ago and had several of today's rivals behind but he's 10lb higher now and only beat one home when fancied for the Ayr Gold Cup last time. Kaldoun Kingdom looked certain to end his losing run at York last time but was scythed down in the closing stages. He's won off higher marks in the past and should be in the firing-line again, though is closely matched with improving three-year-old Elusivity on a line through York winner Sirius Prospect. Anne Of Kiev came back to form at Newmarket earlier this month and Seal Rock should also go well, while Bonnie Brae is better than she showed last time. Marvellous Value should reverse Ayr running with Cheveton but stablemate MASS RALLY has shown more than enough to suggest he can win a race like this before the season is out. He can gain his revenge on Haydock conqueror Valery Borzov on 2lb better terms and come up trumps today.
Iver Bridge Lad 40-1 (9-10) 12th of 15, 6l behind Tangerine Trees (9-10) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 1 (1) gd.
Anne of Kiev (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, ran on, caught post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Blanche Dubawi (8-12) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Mac's Power (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Switched right towards stands side start, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 25th of 26, 31l behind Our Jonathan (9-6) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 20, 2 1/4l behind Sirius Prospect (9-5) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 20, 4l behind Sirius Prospect (9-5) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Advanced 5-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders stands side rail, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead narrowly final strides, won at Ripon 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep beating Singeur (8-13) by hd, 13 ran.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon edged right, hard ridden and strongly challenged inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep beating Mass Rally (9-4) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Cheveton 5-1fav (8-11) Behind, some late headway, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Marine Commando (8-8) at Haydock 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Marvellous Value (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division stand side group, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 24, 1/2l behind Cheveton (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Grissom (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Close up on outer far side group, led over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 24, 5l behind Cheveton (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Seal Rock 13-2fav (9-6) Raced centre, in touch, ridden 2f out, headway final furlong, ran on just failed, 2nd of 19, shd behind Gentle Lord (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Secret Witness 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with leaders, 6th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Move In Time (8-12) at Ascot 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Mass Rally (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Awkward start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, stayed on well, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Valery Borzov (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
El Viento (FR) 40-1 (9-4) Chased leaders stand side, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 21st of 24, 20l behind Cheveton (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Bohemian Melody 12-1 (8-12) Chased leading pair far side, ridden to lead that side 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Advanced (8-8) at Ripon 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Elusivity (IRE) 3-1 (8-6) Steadied and hampered start, in rear, smooth headway over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, edged left, ridden and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Sirius Prospect (8-11) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Sep.
Madany (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Head up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 20, 7l behind Lexi's Hero (8-11) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Enderby Spirit (GR) 25-1 (8-9) Dwelt, mid-division far side, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 18th of 19, 22l behind Pepper Lane (8-12) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Bonnie Brae 9-1 (8-13) Held up, never a factor, 10th of 14, 7l behind Golden Desert (8-13) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
R Woody 17-2 (9-4) Dwelt in rear, ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Ajjaadd (8-8) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Star Rover (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed final strides, 3rd of 19, hd behind Gentle Lord (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Capone (IRE) 18-1 (8-8) Mid-division stands side, ridden inside final 2f, chased leaders when slightly hampered over 1f out, edged right and kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Advanced (8-8) at Ripon 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.