Zero Money will be on most people's short-list after making all over 5f at Haydock last week. This intermediate distance is likely to suit but an 8lb rise in the weights is a worry in such a competitive sprint. Dandy Nicholls is normally mob-handed in these handicaps but only Stewards Cup second Tax Free has made the cut this time and he's disappointed since. Kevin Ryan, on the other hand, fields four with the reliable York Glory arguably the pick ahead of York second Racy. Tim Easterby's pair, Confessional and Favourite Girl, may be too high in the weights, however, and Ancient Cross is still 5lb higher than when successful at Newcastle in June. Ascot winner Dungannon normally travels well and should be in the firing-line again, while Joe Packet is back to his best but this can go to SWISS DREAM. David Ellsworth's filly has a touch of class, as she showed when making all in a Listed race at Newmarket last month, and hasn't run a bad race all season. Olivier Peslier looks a significant jockey booking today.
Jimmy Styles 25-1 (9-10) Raced far side, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 27, 5l behind Hoof It (10-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Waffle (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division stands' side, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 19, 13l behind Pepper Lane (8-12) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Zero Money (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Quickly away, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Master Rooney (8-12) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 3l behind Bertiewhittle (7-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 16-1 (9-12) Always prominent, led before halfway, headed well over 1f out, kept on under pressure but no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Roicead (9-10) at Cork 5f hcp gf in Aug.
Ancient Cross 9-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 19, 4l behind Secret Asset (9-4) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug.
Bajan Tryst (USA) 5-1 (9-12) Always prominent, tracked leaders on inner in 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Below Zero (8-11) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Dungannon 7-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway o0ver 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug beating Medicean Man (10-1) by nk, 10 ran.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division far side, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 17th of 19, 22l behind Pepper Lane (8-12) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Doctor Parkes 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along and effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 4l behind Dungannon (9-4) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug.
Rain Delayed (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and edged right over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 13l behind Tangerine Trees (9-7) at Beverley 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Swiss Dream 11-2 (8-6) Made all, clear with chasing pair halfway, ridden clear over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug beating Son Of The Cat (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Joe Packet 5-1 (9-2) Stumbled start soon recovered, tracked leaders, not clear run 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on to go 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Desert Law (8-13) at Bath 6f cond Stakes (2) gf in Aug.
Lui Rei (ITY) 40-1 (8-11) Raced far side, always behind, 25th of 27, 11l behind Hoof It (10-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Tax Free (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 14l behind Tangerine Trees (9-7) at Beverley 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Confessional 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 19, 10l behind Pepper Lane (8-12) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Favourite Girl (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, chased leaders halfway, edged right approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 10l behind Blanche Dubawi (9-0) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Burning Thread (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) In touch until halfway, last of 10, 23l behind Dungannon (9-4) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug.
Verinco 18-1 (8-12) Led, clear halfway, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 20, 1 1/4l behind Internationaldebut (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
York Glory (USA) 5-2fav (8-10) Outpaced towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, quickened between horses to lead inside final furlong, driven clear, won at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug beating Dickie's Lad (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Racy 10-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, led approaching final 2f, ran on inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 19, nk behind Secret Asset (9-4) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug.
Secret Witness 13-2 (9-5) Prominent, ridden and edged left over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Colonel Mak (9-6) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.