There's no shortage of options in this cavalry charge but top weight MASAMAH gets the speculative vote. He's been competing in pattern races since beating Racy and Jiroft in a Class 2 handicap at Ascot in July and also has the beating of Free Zone and Cheviot on more recent form at Beverley. Secret Witness drops back in distance after a good effort at Doncaster with a handful of these behind while Burning Thread and Lady Gibraltar also have claims on their recent efforts over the minimum trip. Noble Storm finally returned to winning ways at Leicester earlier this month and is not out of this either with a similar effort.
Masamah (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) Chased leaders centre, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, held by winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Justineo (9-11) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gs.
Free Zone 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs beating Jiroft (9-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Secret Witness 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 21, 1/2l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs.
Noble Storm (USA) 7-1 (8-9) Made all, shaken up inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Leicester 5f cond Stakes (3) gf beating Rocky Ground (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Confessional 16-1 (9-6) Raced far side chased leader, switched right over 1f out, soon weakened, no chance with stand side, 18th of 21, 10l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs.
Secret Asset (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Chased leaders near side, ridden 2f out, hung left and weakened soon after, 12th of 17, 6l behind Bogart (9-7) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Elusivity (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 21, 6l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs.
Bear Behind (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Intransigent (8-12) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Racy 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 21, 3/4l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs.
Jiroft (ITY) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Free Zone (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Doctor Parkes 33-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 20th of 21, 22l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs.
Barnet Fair 11-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 17th of 21, 10l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs.
Cheviot (USA) 33-1 (9-6) Led stand side, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 27, 7l behind Ancient Cross (9-10) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs.
Burning Thread (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led halfway, pushed readily clear final furlong, comfortably (hand timed), won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug beating Tidal's Baby (8-8) by 2l, 14 ran.
Demora 20-1 (8-11) Stumbled badly start, recovered and soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 5l behind Maarek (9-0) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Barracuda Boy (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Always prominent, pushed along over 2f out, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Hoodna (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Lady Gibraltar 14-1 (9-2) Prominent, led narrowly over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 16, hd behind Dungannon (9-3) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.