Royal Trooper won one of these events under Becky Brisbourne at Wolverhampton last month when getting the better of ROCK OF AGES. But the latter has subsequently won over 1m6f at this track and is taken to come out best on the Fibresand. Jawaab is a course winner and arrives on the back of a win at Wolverhampton while Flash Crash was placed over a shorter trip here last month and may also figure. Leading amateur Simon Walker takes over the reins on Capitol Gain and the latter may get involved if his stamina holds out.
Flash Crash 12-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway 5f out, ridden to chase leaders over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Yasir (9-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Slowly away soon intouch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 8l behind Fujin Dancer (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Rock of Ages 7-2 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear until headway to lead after 2f, made rest, ridden and hard pressed 2f out, stayed on well to go clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec beating Tobrata (9-8) by 4l, 11 ran.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Held up, headway on outer to track leaders over 4f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Rock of Ages (10-1) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Jawaab (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Hampered soon after start, behind, headway over 6f out, chased leaders over 4f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Sergeant Pink (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Father Shine (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 6th of 12, 3l behind Ice Apple (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Rapid Water 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway 5f out, no impression final 3f, 7th of 13, 14l behind Auden (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3f (6) fbs in Dec.
Miss Mohawk (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leadesr, driven over 3f out, lost place when switched right 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 15l behind Rock of Ages (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Zainda (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Crow Down (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.