The connections of at least one of two smart young gallopers are going to cop a major disappointment in today's Police Cup. The feature race at the special Boxing Day meeting brings together last-start winners Scotia and Dollars And Sense in this Class Three, 1,400-metre event with the David Hayes-trained Financial Supreme the only other runner in the field who really attracts attention. When Douglas Whyte brought Scotia home in fine style in a 1,200-metre event last time it was the first success in almost a decade for long-time owner, Sir Sidney Gordon. It was a fluent, exciting victory which saw Scotia bumped up by 14 points. Dollars And Sense came from last when drawn wide to get up in the narrowest of photos to beat Stoic and Full Throttle. It was so close that both Glen Boss, riding Dollars And Sense, and Wendyll Woods, on Stoic, thought the outcome would be the opposite to what actually transpired. Not least because of the wafer-thin margin, Dollars And Sense must today handle a rise of eight points and is tackling course and distance. That's the bare outline of what I see to be the principals in a fascinating event. Trainer Alex Wong Yu-on is delighted with Scotia but he has always been less than totally sound. He did not start in his griffin year but a decision was made to let him take his chance early this season. Scotia stayed sound with a fine debut run under Carol W. S. Yu and with a good break before his second successful run, he was well primed for the task ahead when Whyte was legged aboard. To a certain extent, Scotia is given the cotton-wool treatment. He has unquestioned ability and, as long as he stands up to a full preparation, is going a lot higher than Class Three. Scotia has also drawn well in three and that is a major bonus. Dollars And Sense has rock-solid form and it makes him an appealing proposition. He leapt to prominence at his first run when just over three lengths from Sparky down the straight 1,000-metre course. Sparky then went on to win again and was promoted. That didn't stop him as he came out on International Races Day to narrowly beat stablemate Brilliant Way when a 6-4 favourite. It was a mighty effort as he was wide throughout under Frankie Dettori. On top of that, Stoic was as unlucky as you are likely to see when finishing second by a head to Braveheart at the Jockeys' Invitation Series meeting at Happy Valley prior to the International Races. Woods was devoid of luck in running, enough to suggest that Stoic was a good thing beaten. Financial Supreme returns to 1,400 metres over which he was successful on debut for Basil Marcus. He then stepped out over 1,600 metres where he was beaten on merits by Chiu Shan Glory but there was certainly no disgrace in that as the winner is well above average. The drop back to 1,400 metres after a break looks ideal and he is the other definite possibility. Those looking beyond this trio should note that My Chief was backed for a fortune last time and was awkward on the heels of another runner which resulted in him being held up for a time. But he was beaten a long way. First-time blinkered China Red put in a fair trial earlier this week while Strongheart will appreciate the return to Sha Tin and this trip.