A competitive little heat in which all command respect but MISSISSIPPI has returned to action in good heart after nearly a year off and should be spot-on after a couple of promising runs. He's unlucky not to have more than a single success to his name, having performed with credit in competitive sprint handicaps on many an occasion in the past two or three seasons and is preferred to sole 3-y-o Tanzeel. The latter could well emerge as a major improver after just four career starts and did well to run Ex Ex to a head on reappearance last month after not settling as well as he might. He rates a real threat to the selection with the game and consistent Tagula Night, unlucky when hampered at Sandown last time, completing the shortlist in a sparky sprint.
Peace Seeker 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Asian Trader (8-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun.
Picture Dealer 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, not much room 2f out, soon ridden, edged right over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 15, 6l behind Shore Step (9-9) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Mississippi 15-2 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders inside final 2f, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 4l behind Tatlisu (8-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Tagula Night (IRE) 5-1fav (8-13) Towards rear, slightly outpaced 2f out, short of room over 1f out, switched left and ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 8th of 15, 2l behind Milly's Gift (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Tanzeel (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Raced centre, slowly into stride, took keen hold in touch, every chance inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 7, hd behind Ex Ex (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Green Monkey 11-2 (9-9) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 22l behind Greeb (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.