While Silent Witness lines up for win number 16 - an achievement that will see him match the winning sequences of Ribot (also unbeaten), Citation and Cigar - connections of 13 rivals are plotting the best ways to gain their share of the minor prizemoney. Admirable Cape Of Good Hope has been runner-up in this event, the Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize, for the past two years and is ready to claim the second placegetter's mantle once more. The seven-year-old charged home late for second, beaten a short head, behind Grand Delight in 2003, and was then a respectful 21/4 lengths behind Silent Witness last year. Cape Of Good Hope should be completely forgiven for his last-start fifth - beaten eight lengths - behind Silent Witness in the Centenary Sprint Cup because the race came just one week after he'd scored in Group One company in Melbourne. While the return trip from Down Under and the quick back-up against the champ would have been enough to flatten most horses, it doesn't seem to have fazed the Cape crusader. He has since won a barrier trial and seems to be going as well as ever. Special King Prawn could add some value to quinellas and quinella-place bets. The Danehill grandson has been freshened up since failing in the Hong Kong Derby, behind Vengeance of Rain, where he was never a realistic chance of handling the distance of 2,000 metres. Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing has added blinkers to Special King Prawn's racing gear, and the four-year-old could be a good value chance. He'll be ridden by Shane Dye. The other major hopes, for minor cheques, are Scintillation and Planet Ruler. Scintillation (Eric Saint-Martin) has also been freshened up after Shum chose to abandon his Derby preparation and he's been sprinting nicely in the mornings. Planet Ruler (Gerald Mosse) has been finding the tempo of 1,000m races too sharp and the slightly softer tempo of 1,2000m will be more to his liking.