Copperwood never figured in better company last time but is mostly consistent and should figure in this grade. VIKING WARRIOR usually runs his race also and went very close to adding to last year's C&D success when beaten less than a length here last week. He can go one better off the same mark. It's A Mans World scored over today's trip at Thirsk in between a couple of defeats over a mile and Balti's Sister is worth keeping an eye on after showing a bit more at Beverley last time.
Copperwood 10-3fav (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 4th of 8, 6l behind Fastnet Storm (8-11) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Led early, close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to chase winner, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Pitkin (8-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Nufoudh (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Playing up in stalls as gates opened, soon bumped, held up, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 35l behind Best Trip (8-9) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Cara's Request (AUS) 16-1 (9-6) Soon led, clear with one other after 2f, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 27l behind Thackeray (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Sairaam (9-0) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Charles De Mille 25-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division and keen, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Dutch Rose (8-11) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) gf in May.
No Quarter (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 7l behind Pitkin (8-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
It's A Mans World 13-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 49l behind Woteva (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Whats For Pudding (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, kept on from over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Burnwynd Boy (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Endless Applause 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Dutch Rose (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Balti's Sister (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 2f out, kept on, 4th of 11, 3l behind Lolita Lebron (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Oakbrook 50-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway to go 3rd over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Ballista (9-5) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May.