A tricky sprint handicap to conclude the evening and FANTASY FIGHTER might just be good enough to complete a hat-trick from a wide draw, while Perlachy, Cayman Fox and Master Lightfoot can get very competitive. The John Quinn-trained selection chases his three-timer after wins here and at Lingfield, both over 6f. Clearly in cracking form, this trip is a bit of an unknown, but with no weight on his back he might just be capable of coming off a strong pace to win it. Perlachy is another who is more of a 6f specialist, but he does have a course and distance success to his name and races from the same mark as when going close enough last time, so he is likely to get very competitive. Cayman Fox relishes this minimum trip and acts very well at Dunstall Park, and while the handicapper did her a bit of a favour by dropping her 3lbs for her previous run, he has not relented any further, meaning that she will have to raise her game to take this. Master Lightfoot is on the same mark as when landing a Lingfield maiden last time, which tells us plenty about how the assessor rated that run, though pedigree suggests he will act on this surface, and if there is market support then he becomes very interesting. Anne Of Kiev has plenty to prove after an awful effort last time, while Colorus needs a favour from the handicapper and Fantasy Fighter is the suggestion.
Argentine (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Lesley's Choice (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Nov.
Anne of Kiev (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leaders 3f, last of 9, 16l behind Feelin Foxy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Lucky Leigh 20-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on not pace to challenge, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Brandywell Boy (8-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Master Lightfoot Evensfav (9-3) Led 2f, left in lead again well over 1f out, soon clear, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Ajjaadd (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Colorus (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Awkward start, slowly into stride, outpaced, 10th of 12, 10l behind Lesley's Choice (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Nov.
Keyala (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 9th of 14, 4l behind Tornadodancer (9-0) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol in Nov.
Love You Louis 11-1 (9-1) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Step It Up (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Bo McGinty (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In rear, carried left entering final furlong, not clear run well inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 10th of 12, 5l behind Perlachy (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Parc Aux Boules 25-1 (9-2) Prominent early, soon mid-division, no extra 1 1/2f out, 13th of 14, 7l behind Tornadodancer (9-0) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol in Nov.
Caledonia Princess 13-2 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, never a factor, 7th of 10, 4l behind Edith's Boy (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Perlachy 7-2fav (8-9) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Tourist (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Cayman Fox 5-1 (8-10) Led, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Forever's Girl (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Held up, raced freely in mid-division, improved 2f out, eased out over 1f out, ridden to lead and flashed tail inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Elusive Ronnie (8-9) by hd, 11 ran.