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All set fair for Hamilton

Paul Mulrennan is looking forward to the big Fair Friday card at Hamilton Park when he partners top-weight Mass Rally in the John Smith's Scottish Stewards' Cup.

Michael Dods' gelding concedes upwards of 3lbs to his 15 rivals in the 33,000 dash and his jockey said: "He's a real old favourite of mine and we were a close third in this race two years ago.

"There was plenty of cut that night and that's the worry, he needs soft ground to show his best."

Among the opposition to Mass Rally is Sir Reginald and his pilot George Chaloner said: "He's dropping back in trip as his last few runs have been over 7f including in the Buckingham Palace Stakes.

"He's never been to Hamilton before but he should handle the track. He'll handle the ground and is in good form after Royal Ascot."

Mulrennan is also aboard Ayrad for Roger Varian in the 40,000 EBF Stallions Glasgow Stakes (Listed).

He added: "He was impressive at Hamilton in his maiden over a mile in the spring. He's was a bit behind The Great Gatsby in the French Derby but he is still unexposed and lightly-raced."

Ayrad faces six rivals including Impulsive Moment and Sudden Wonder who were 11th and 15th respectively behind Australia in the Investec Derby.

Joe Fanning rode the first three winners at Ayr on Monday and he did the same at Hamilton Park on Thursday for a near 78/1 hat-trick.

This time it was Enlace (Mark Johnston), Fast Finian (Ann Stokell) and Incurs Four Faults (Keith Dalgleish) for the in-form Irishman.

Enlace was an impressive three-length winner on her debut and Mark Johnston's wife Deirdre said: "We like her a lot and she must have grown about four inches since the spring. She's just sprouted and is going to be a big girl."