Copperwood has won 14 of his 97 races and probably hasn't finished yet despite being beaten here on Tuesday when he completely missed the break. His previous run at Epsom, where he made all with the favourite Highland Duke a length back in third, suggests he will be competitive here. Commend has flattered to deceive but has dropped to a winnable mark and has to be respected along with Xinbama, whose two recent victories have been at Epsom. Mean It has done really well on soft ground and looks well enough treated to run a big race but the vote goes to REE'S RASCAL, who was a bit unlucky at this fixture a year ago and has bounced back to form with a Newbury victory and a good second to Gaul Wood at Windsor.
Maverik 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leader centre, mid-division when joined stands' side group 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 20th of 27, 14l behind Lightning Cloud (8-13) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Jake's Destiny (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leader until 3f out, lost place over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Gabrial The Great (9-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Benzanno (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Took keen hold racing wide towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Code Of Honor (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Stevie Thunder 22-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 15, 10l behind Diescentric (8-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway on rails when not clearest of runs inside final 3f, switched left over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Gaul Wood (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden and not much room 2f out, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Gabrial The Great (9-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Calaf 18-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, prominent, ridden to lead 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 7l behind Warlu Way (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Zafisio (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 15, 25l behind Roserrow (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Commend 9-2 (9-4) Took keen hold early, tracked winner, ridden and no impression when hung right over 1f out, lost 2nd final 110 yards, no extra in 4th final strides, 4th of 9, 5l behind Love Marmalade (8-2) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Right Step 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, ridden 3f out, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 19l behind Whispering Warrior (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Highland Duke (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Close up, effort over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Copperwood (9-8) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Copperwood 3-1 (9-8) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on gamely, won at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Uppercut (10-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Mean It (IRE) 2-5fav (9-7) Pulled hard, steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside to 2nd over 7f out, outpaced when not much room approaching final 2f, rallied to 3rd towards finish, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Arc Light (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Xinbama (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Always prominent, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Love Marmalade (9-8) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Laughing Jack 9-4fav (9-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon hung left, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Significant Move (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Sheila's Buddy 10-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 6th of 9, 8l behind Lucky Henry (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Silver Alliance 10-1 (8-10) In touch in rear, progress on inner 3f out, not clear run entering final 2f out, switched right and quickened to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Legendary (9-12) by 4l, 6 ran.
Sir Mike 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind On My Own (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.