Copperwood is a law unto himself but has been thereabouts off similar marks on the all-weather and it would be no surprise to see him go close if in the mood. Paramour made an encouraging reappearance at Thirsk while Xinbama and McCool Bannanas have a chance if reproducing their recent form on the Polytrack and make more appeal than One Scoop Or Two and Lord of The Dance. CONO ZUR came good around this time last year and is 2lb lower than his last winning mark. The good to firm ground is perfect for Ruth Carr's front-runner, who should be cherry-ripe now, is ideally drawn and could well make all if allowed an easy lead. No Dominion and Sky Crossing should win more races this year but are likely to need this.
Silvas Romana (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place 3f out, last of 13, 17l behind Miss Dashwood (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Xinbama (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) In rear, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Brocklebank (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Paramour 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, headway when not clear run 2f out, ridden over 1f out, running on and trying to challenge when hampered inside final furlong, not recover, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Whispered Times (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
One Scoop Or Two 4-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 5l behind Exceedexpectations (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) In rear, headway 3f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 8l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Border Revia (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 5f out, ridden and headway 2f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind The Osteopath (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Standpoint 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on outer in 3rd, led over 5f out, headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 6l behind Idol Deputy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
No Dominion (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind Royal Holiday (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Copperwood 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Kingswinford (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Cono Zur (FR) 16-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 10l behind The Osteopath (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
King Vahe (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Brocklebank (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Sky Crossing 4-1fav (9-3) Led, ridden entering final furlong, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Restaurateur (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Mccool Bannanas 3-1 (9-4) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Yojojo (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.