COPPERWOOD has done well since joining Mark Johnston, having accumulated three successes this year including when scoring at Hamilton last time for which he's been raised 4lb. That was his first career success on Turf, somewhat belatedly at the age of seven, but he's in great heart currently and and can follow up. This distance should suit Dancing Maite far more than the minimum trip over which he operated last time and this C&D winner looks a definite threat. Frankie Dettori is obviously a very interesting booking for Daruband, who should receive a market check, whilst Dancing Maite's stablemate Divertimenti should also be noted after a good effort last time.
Daruband 7-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, last of 6, 25l behind Beautiful Day (8-7) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Copperwood 11-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders on inside, smooth headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong stayed on, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Free Art (9-1) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Mazovian (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened over 3 out, 8th of 11, 15l behind Alpha Tauri (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Dancing Maite 17-2 (9-4) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 7l behind Dispol Grand (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Muhandis (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Took keen hold towards rear, headway inside final 2f, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Rezwaan (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sairaam (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, effort well over 1f out, faded final furlong, 10th of 11, 8l behind The Bay Bandit (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 22-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 13, 6l behind Dancing Welcome (8-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Apr.
Divertimenti (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 13, hd behind Bilash (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Ellies Image 22-1 (8-9) Always behind, last of 11, 10l behind Jungle Bay (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 11-2 (9-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Gallantry (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Errigal Lad 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear stand side, edged left over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Dixie Gwalia (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.