COPPERWOOD has won both starts since joining Mark Johnston and may not have finished yet. He scored easily over a mile at Southwell last week and the previous C&D winner is fancied to defy a penalty here. Royal Bajan has been in winning form over the minimum trip but has yet to attempt today's distance, while Tiradito and Mishrif are closely matched on their recent running at Lingfield with the latter expected to come out best on this occasion. Satwa Laird has struggled in handicaps since recording a double in claiming company and Amazon Twilight looks a bigger threat on her recent third over C&D.
Copperwood 13-2 (9-7) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, eased near finish, won at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs beating D'Urberville (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Royal Bajan (USA) 11-2 (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Taajub (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Tiradito (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, shaken up over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 10l behind Ducal (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Good Authority (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, soon challenged, led briefly over 1f out, ridden and lost place inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 8l behind Lockantanks (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Mishrif (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Push Me (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Street Power (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Restrained in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders well over 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 10l behind Garstang (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Satwa Laird 14-1 (8-13) Rider had problems removing blindfold, slowly into stride, always towards rear, last of 13, 14l behind Ducal (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Big Bay (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, never travelled in last pair, ridden halfway, last and struggling soon after, last of 7, 11l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Amazon Twilight 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furong, unable to quicken, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Ducal (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Dvinsky (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Pushed along to chase leaders, one pace over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Amazing Win (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Perfect Ch'i (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, losing place when not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 13l behind Ducal (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mister Green (FR) 5-2fav (9-1) Keen held up, headway on inside to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, nk behind Prince Of Sorrento (9-4) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.