A typically trappy sprint handicap on the Knavesmire in which any number have realistic claims on their best form. Horseradish finished fifth in the Victoria Cup at Ascot last Saturday and will appreciate the return to 6f, while Docofthebay showed himself to be well suited by this trip when third at Newmarket 12 days ago. Kaldoun Kingdom has run well here in the past but stablemate Irish Heartbeat may still be too high in the weights and could be better over a little further nowadays. The booking of Kieren Fallon for Hoof It is very interesting and a market move for Mick Easterby's gelding would be hugely significant but the vote goes to MIDNIGHT MARTINI, who will be all the better for her run over an inadequate 5f at Beverley and is probably on a decent mark at present.
Mister Hughie (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 8l behind Tangerine Trees (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Russian Spirit (8-12) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) gs in Nov.
Swilly Ferry (USA) 18-1 (9-5) Raced center towards rear, headway 2f out, no impression final furlong, 13th of 24, 6l behind Pastoral Player (9-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf.
Tajneed (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Awkwardly away, soon chased leaders, driven and outpaced 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, last of 14, 16l behind Jimmy Styles (9-2) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Apr.
Horseradish 5-1fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 28, 6l behind Hawkeyethenoo (8-7) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
Hoof It 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct beating Noble Storm (9-6) by nk, 21 ran.
Flipando (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on, held on well, won at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Apr beating Internationaldebut (8-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Cheveton 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, never dangerous, 14th of 17, 11l behind Russian Spirit (8-12) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) gs in Nov.
Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 6-1fav (8-10) Held up towards rear far side group, headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 10th of 21, 13l behind Sweet Lightning (9-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) gd in Apr.
Damika (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 6l behind Evens And Odds (9-0) at Thirsk 6f stks (2) gd in Apr.
Docofthebay (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Raced center prominent, ridden and ever chance over 1f out, stayed on near finish, 3rd of 24, 2 1/4l behind Pastoral Player (9-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf.
Our Jonathan 8-1 (9-0) Went left start, in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, soon chased winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 20, 1l behind Horseradish (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Medicean Man 6-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 20, 4l behind Horseradish (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Enderby Spirit (GR) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway to chase leader over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, held on close home, won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr beating Star Rover (9-6) by hd, 13 ran.
Midnight Martini 20-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 5l behind Breathless Kiss (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Sonny Red (IRE) 13-8fav (9-12) Very slowly away, soon pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, no impression, last of 9, 13l behind Lesley's Choice (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f clm stks (6) gs in Oct.
Star Rover (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened soon after, 12th of 18, 8l behind Imperial Guest (9-3) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Tombi (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear and keen, never a factor, 10th of 11, 8l behind Flipando (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Apr.
Desert Creek (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Pulled hard in rear, 11th of 12, 29l behind Dunelight (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, smooth headway 2f out, challenged and every chance 1f out, ran on and pressed winner inside final furlong until lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 18, 1/2l behind Imperial Guest (9-3) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.