Copperwood has been in cracking form and has already won four times this year. He's edging up the weights but another bold bid is anticipated while Count Bertoni appears to be running into a bit of form judged on last week's third at Beverley. Merchant Of Medici, Vito Volterra and Tapis Libre could all play a part if at their best but Iulus had been struggling prior to dropping into selling company at Leicester and is now fitted with an eye-shield. Talent Scout isn't out of it but it may be worth giving another chance to SIR TREVOR, who looked a decent prospect when winning over track and trip in September as a two-year-old. Things haven't quite gone to plan this year but, dropped in distance and back on faster ground, he could take advantage of the easier grade after a short break.
Merchant Of Medici 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, slightly outpaced when pace quickened entering final 3f, driven and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Kiwi Bay (10-0) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Levitate (9-3) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Change The Subject (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Carragold (8-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Count Bertoni (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led 1f, tracked leader until over 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, switched left 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Pintrada (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Copperwood 4-1 (9-4) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun beating Indian Giver (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Tapis Libre 33-1 (8-10) Raced wide and always towards rear, 12th of 15, 36l behind Rio's Rosanna (9-6) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Iulus 2-1fav (9-6) Led, ridden and joined over 3f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Mighty Clarets (9-6) at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) sft in Jun.
Sir Trevor (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Mid-division on outside, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Rosslyn Castle (9-6) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in May.
Talent Scout (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Pulled hard in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2l behind Woolston Ferry (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Tukitinyasok (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Reared stalls, slowly into stride, prominent after 1f, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 14l behind Horatio Carter (8-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Honoured (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, joined leader 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Squad (10-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Thane Of Cawdor (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 18l behind Andalieb (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.