Dandy Nicholls is a master at sprint handicaps - especially on this track where he has an incredible record - so CAPONE, who had his first start for the yard when runner-up to today's opponent Below Zero at Yarmouth 11 days ago, will have been primed for this and gets the vote. Zero Money was having his first start over 6f since last May when narrowly beaten by Grissom at Pontefract where he was headed right on the line. He's certain to be prominent as is Brave Echo, another who has mainly raced over longer trips but couldn't be faulted with a fine run in a tough Ascot handicap last time. Lujeanie hails from a yard who do well in sprint handicaps and he's run really well over the minimum trip on this course recently. He rates a threat along with Whozthecat, who will be ideally suited by this very fast track.
Fireback 20-1 (8-13) Raced far side, held up in touch, effort over 2f out, gradually weakened, 10th of 20, 5l behind Brae Hill (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf.
Corporal Maddox 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, lost place 2f out,no impression after, 12th of 20, 8l behind Hoof It (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Tagula Night (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Rearing in stalls, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakening when pushed right inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 7l behind Kanaf (9-11) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Zero Money (IRE) 5-1fav (9-10) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 15, nk behind Grissom (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Arteus 66-1 (9-4) Raced center tracked leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 16, well behind Folly Bridge (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Beat The Bell 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and close up over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 6l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
New Leyf (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Held up in rear on rails, always behind, 14th of 15, 18l behind Kanaf (9-11) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Whozthecat (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, strong run to 3rd close home, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Duchess Dora (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Capone (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) In touch in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Below Zero (9-8) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Below Zero (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) Led until halfway, weakened over 2f out, 21st of 23, 20l behind Bronze Prince (8-6) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs.
Befortyfour 50-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place over 3f out, no impression after, 13th of 20, 8l behind Hoof It (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Bravo Echo 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Kanaf (9-11) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Lujeanie 13-2 (9-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Murura (8-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 8l behind Below Zero (9-8) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Hezmah 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 7th of 11, 6l behind Instance (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Cloud's End 33-1 (8-6) With leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Desert Poppy (9-6) at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 5-1 (9-4) Very awkward leaving stalls and went left start, in rear well off the pace, ridden and headway 1f out, ran towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Tyfos (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Cornus 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well, never nearer, 5th of 15, 7l behind Grissom (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.