Final Drive looked set to end his long losing run after a better effort at Wolverhampton but never threatened over C&D last time. Golden Tempest scored at Sandown recently and can be given a chance off only a 2lb higher mark while Copperwood pops up when in the mood as he was at Chester last week. Titan Triumph has gone off the boil but CRUISER posted a decent effort back over C&D last time when fifth to Shavanksy. He's dropping down a couple of grades for this and Bill Muir's charge can return to winning ways.
Cruiser 33-1 (8-6) In touch, headway to lead and edged right approaching final furlong, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4l behind Shavansky (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Final Drive (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Forgive (8-13) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Titan Triumph 10-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon behind, eased, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Scottish Glen (9-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Golden Tempest (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Held up in 6th and off the pace, smooth headway on outside 2f out, soon in 3rd, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Saharia (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Mahadee (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, hampered after 1f, soon lost place and in rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 31l behind Justbookie Dot Com (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
Copperwood 11-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon led again, held on gamely, won at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Kingswinford (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.
Sim Sala Bim 7-2 (9-6) Held up, not much room on inside over 5f out, hampered over 4f out, ridden and not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Tahaamah (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun '11.
O'Gorman 33-1 (9-2) Unruly at start, always behind, last of 17, 15l behind Muarrab (9-4) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Islesman 12-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 11l behind Ibtahaj (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.