A typically competitive sprint handicap on the Knavesmire and most would have some sort of chance if at their best. Mass Rally certainly wasn't winning out of turn in the Ayr Silver Cup last month but needs the gaps to appear at the right time, which didn't happen when he was behind Doc Hay in the Portland at Doncaster earlier. Cheviot is very speedy and will be up with the pace while Heeraat is chasing a hat-trick on the course, though has gone up 7lb for his latest success. Louis The Pious and Idler are worth a second look, as is Colonel Mak, while Sirius Prospect could figure if managing to get away on terms. DUNGANNON has been lightly campaigned this year but his two runs at Ascot in June and July suggest he retains all of his ability and this easy 6f should be right up his street. Only 2lb higher than his last win, he gets a tentative vote.
Doc Hay (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead closing stages, won at Ascot 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft beating Free Zone (8-12) by nk, 9 ran.
Cheviot (USA) 25-1 (9-5) In touch center, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 26, 38l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Regal Parade 10-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, chased leaders, under pressure when groups merged over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Skilful (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 15-8 (8-9) Reared start and slowly away soon recovered, keen close up, ridden and not run on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Lui Rei (8-4) at Yarmouth 6f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep.
Mirza 9-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left under pressure, kept on well, never nearer, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Doc Hay (8-12) at Ascot 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft.
Dubawi Sound 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, switched right over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon went 3rd, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Heeraat (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Led after 1f, ridden and headed after 2f out, switched left to challenge leader entering final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep beating Hamza (9-5) by nk, 20 ran.
Artistic Jewel (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) Set steady pace, ridden and tried to quicken over 1f out, soon headed and kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Lui Rei (8-4) at Yarmouth 6f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep.
Mass Rally (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Raced stand side, mid-division, switched right and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, led stand side group last 50 yards, led far side group leader close home, won at Ayr 6f hcp (3) hvy in Sep beating Highland Colori (9-6) by shd, 23 ran.
Colonel Mak 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders center, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 26, 5l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Brae Hill (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Raced stand side, slowly into stride, behind, switched right and effort when groups merged over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 14l behind Skilful (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft.
Dungannon 14-1 (9-3) Raced near side, held up towards rear, never on terms, 17th of 27, 8l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Bajan Tryst (USA) 7-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression straight, 11th of 13, 11l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
Louis The Pious 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 26, 6l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Johannes (IRE) 40-1 (8-3) Chased leaders center, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 26, 6l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Idler (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) With leader, pushed along to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 6l behind Compton (9-3) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Misplaced Fortune 15-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, switched right over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, led final 75 yards, ran on well, won at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep beating My Sharona (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along in 6th 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, soon led, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep beating Joe Eile (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Miss Work of Art 40-1 (8-12) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra near finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Swiss Dream (9-2) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) sft.
El Viento (FR) 22-1 (9-7) Mid-division, raced far side group, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 20th of 23, 13l behind Mass Rally (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp (3) hvy in Sep.