A cracking sprint that looks to revolve around a Listed contest won by Docofthebay here earlier this month. Secret Witness was caught in the shadows of the post on that occasion with Five Star Junior and Norville well beaten and he looks to have strong claims, but the vote goes to fourth-placed COCHABAMBA. She re-opposes on better terms back in handicap company and Roger Teal's filly is fancied to find the small amount of improvement needed to get her head back in front. Elna Bright has been in fine form since returning to sprinting though he steps up a grade here, while Capone had stablemate Thunderball behind over 7f last time and could figure along with the unexposed Dickie's Lad.
Secret Witness 11-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway to lead over 1f out, hard ridden when headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, hd behind Docofthebay (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol.
Five Star Junior (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 3l behind Docofthebay (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol.
Arganil (USA) 22-1 (9-3) In rear far side group, headway and switched right over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 9th of 22, 4l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Norville (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 9l behind Docofthebay (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol.
Elna Bright 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, good headway over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol beating Defence Council (8-8) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Cochabamba (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Docofthebay (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol.
Piscean (USA) 50-1 (8-7) Dwelt, always towards rear, 11th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Steps (8-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Capone (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Primaeval (8-11) at Kempton 7f stks (3yo+) (4) pol.
Thunderball 20-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed when edged left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Primaeval (8-11) at Kempton 7f stks (3yo+) (4) pol.
Dozy Joe 25-1 (8-6) Towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 18, 5l behind Coeus (8-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Dickie's Lad (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Raced centre, overall leader after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Gentle Lord (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
What About You (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Elna Bright (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol.