It's difficult to make a case for David Evans' pair, Know Your Name and Dancing Sal, who are thoroughly exposed, but the other three all won last time. If made it third-time lucky at Brighton but HALA HALA probably has a bit more scope having improved markedly on her debut at Newbury to score with a degree of comfort at Ayr. The extra furlong should be right up her street and she can make the most of the 5lb she receives from the unbeaten Hiking, who faces easily her toughest task to date in this.
Hiking (USA) 10-11fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo juv stk (5) gf in Aug beating Snow Squall (9-5) by 1l, 6 ran.
If (GER) 8-13fav (8-13) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 5f out, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead and hung left over 1f out, pushed clear final furlong, easily, won at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug beating Giant's Legend (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Hala Hala (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, headway to 3rd 2f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Ayr 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Aug beating Charlotte's Day (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Know Your Name 20-1 (8-8) Always in rear, last of 7, 7l behind Nezar (9-1) at Chester 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Dancing Sal (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders over 5f, last of 8, 9l behind Punk (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.