Lastkingofscotland scored at Wolverhampton earlier this month and the drop back into this grade should see him thereabouts at the finish. Lutine Charlie is weighted to go close on today's terms though is struggling to find his best form, but dual Polytrack winner Joe Le Taxi is dropped in class for his return to Mark Johnston's yard after a couple of poor efforts in America. SAHARIA won over a longer trip in October and stood little chance with higher-rated rivals in a claimer at Wolverhampton last week. This looks easier and he gets the nod to return to winning ways.
Copperwood 11-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3l behind Al Aqabah (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Joe Le Taxi (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Broke slowly,no menace, 7th of 8, 30l behind Lemon Custard (8-9) at Arlington(USA) 1m clm stks in Jun.
Saharia (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio, going well in 5th over 2f out, ridden and found nil over 1f out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Munsarim (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.
Twice Red 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders 5f, 5th of 8, 10l behind Dashing Eddie (8-11) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 2 3/4l behind The Strig (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Held up, not much room on bend over 4f out and lost place, stayed on from over 1f out, unable to make an impression, 4th of 7, 6l behind Stevie Gee (8-6) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol.
Cristaliyev 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway to track leaders over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind City Legend (8-8) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Forty Proof (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Raced keenly towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 7l behind Speak The Truth (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Prince Namid 25-1 (9-0) Off the pace towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 7l behind Nubar Boy (9-3) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) gf in May.