The Happy Hammer had Perfect Mission behind at Kempton in February but fell out of the stalls and unshipped his rider last time in the race won by Lord Of The Dance. The latter has since gone close again and should be in the mix while Copperwood is also capable on his day, although it's difficult to predict when that will be. He's closely matched with Kingswinford on form at Chester in September but the tentative vote goes to MAFI in this. He beat Titan Triumph when recording a double over track and trip in February and Mark Hoad's charge looks up to winning again off his current mark.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Stumbled and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Lord Of The Dance (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar, 8 ran.
Copperwood 7-2 (9-5) Close up on inner, ridden halfway, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Ace Master (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Divine Pamina (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Perfect Mission 16-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 10, 5l behind Twenty One Choice (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Poetic Lord 4-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Saoi (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Cravat 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 8l behind Majuro (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Frozen Over 11-2fav (8-7) Held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, ridden and switched ridden right entering final furlong, ran to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Titan Triumph 7-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Kinglami (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mafi (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Towards rear, effort approaching final furlong, faded towards finish, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Brocklebank (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Siouxperhero (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 13, 7l behind Diplomatic (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Kingswinford (IRE) 14-1 (7-13) Mid-division, headway before 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Hi There (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Mar.
Bint Alzain (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Taken to post early, keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 4, 6l behind Refreshestheparts (9-7) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.