The front-running Ay Tay Tate won a couple of sellers over C&D earlier this year before landing a handicap at this track three weeks ago. He looks vulnerable if attempting to make all in this better company, however, and COPPER CANYON can take advantage. He was one of those half-asleep when Shirataki stole a march on his rivals at Kempton last time, but his form prior to that is good enough to land this and he has more scope than both Edgewater and Kiss A Prince. Moresweets 'N Lace scored twice over 1m2f here early last year but has been off the track since May and is likely to need the outing.
Kiss A Prince 7-2fav (9-5) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 6l behind Dubai Bounty (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Edgewater (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced and lost place over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind John Louis (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Copper Canyon 7-2 (9-2) In rear in 4th, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Shirataki (8-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Moresweets 'n Lace 2-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, not clear run from over 2f out until over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Kenyan Cat (9-4) by shd, 7 ran.
Timocracy 16-1 (9-5) Led, headed 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 10l behind Casual Mover (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden 4f out, pressed from 2f out, fought on gamely, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating El Libertador (9-1) by nk, 9 ran.
Jawaab (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway 3f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 5l behind Admirable Duque (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.