GASSIN GOLF stepped up to 2m1f at Doncaster and though unable to cope with the front-running Maastricht it was a very commendable effort as the remainder were strung out like washing. Connections won't be pleased with a 7lb rise for getting beaten but he's probably still on a fair mark and compensation awaits. Mystery Star has won once in 34 starts on Turf which is a poor return for a decent stayer, who again ran well in a similar handicap to this at York last time. Woolfall Treasure can usually be relied on to run his race as he did when narrowly beaten by Address Unknown over this trip at Ascot last time. Rumh has been competing at a high level and is well handicapped on Turf compared to his all-weather rating so should get into the mix along with the unexposed Ruacana.
Hurricane Higgins (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded entering final furlong, 10th of 19, 8l behind Willing Foe (9-2) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Mystery Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway centre over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, held when weakened and lost 2 places in closing stages, 4th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Olympiad (8-10) at York 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Woolfall Treasure 16-1 (9-5) Soon led, driven 2f out, ridden and headed narrowly 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Address Unknown (9-11) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Rumh (GER) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, challenged over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Opera Gal (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) sft in Aug.
Seaside Sizzler 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway under pressure 3f out, ridden and one pace final 2f, 6th of 20, 11l behind Hurricane Higgins (9-10) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Aug.
Rockfella 14-1 (9-7) Led until 4f out, weakened 3f out, soon behind, tailed off and eased, 10th of 11, well behind Mubaraza (8-10) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Trovare (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up well in rear, switched right 3f out, headway and hung badly left from over 2f out, went 3rd and bumped rival well over 1f out, soon ended on far rail, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Mubaraza (8-10) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
O Ma Lad (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, steady headway 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Lily In Pink (10-0) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Gassin Golf 2-1fav (9-1) Held up in mid-division, good headway on inside over 3f out, soon went 2nd, ridden and edged left over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Maastricht (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Ruacana 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sun Central (9-2) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.