Plenty of these with claims and a token vote goes the way of HAWDYERWHEESHT after his recent third over track and trip in this grade. Discay won at Ripon last time and may not have finished improving yet while Ayr winner Calculated Risk has every chance if handling this faster ground. Bayan Kasirga carries a penalty for winning at Catterick where he beat subsequent winners Grand Diamond and Vittachi and St Ignatius and Corton Lad are others to consider in what looks something of a lottery as Burns Night can be given a chance as well
Discay 10-3fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway on bit over 2f out, not much room 1f out, soon switched left entering final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating Tetbury (9-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Hawdyerwheesht 10-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Alcaeus (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Dr Irv 12-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 17, 7l behind Be Perfect (9-9) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Calculated Risk 11-4fav (9-9) Mid-division, headway 3f out, chased leaders travelling well over 2f out, led well over 1f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep beating Latin Rebel (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Mohawk Ridge (9-5) by nk, 12 ran.
St Ignatius 11-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 21l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Corton Lad 22-1 (8-7) In touch, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 8l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Titus Bolt (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 23l behind Berlusca (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 3f out, challenged in close 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Arr' Kid (9-2) by 1l, 7 ran.
Worth A King's 14-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, headway on inside under pressure over 2f out, plugged on to modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Grand Diamond (8-5) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Burns Night 13-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Bayan Kasirga (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Vittachi 8-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, led 4f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep beating Korngold (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 5f out, no extra 1f out, 5th of 10, 14l behind Vittachi (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Goodlukin Lucy 7-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 11l behind Torero (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs.