The interesting one is Royal Trix, not seen since October 2011 when unplaced in a Pontefract handicap behind Mince. It must be significant he's been kept in training and the Tregoning yard, hitherto very quiet this season, had a winner at Epsom this week. He needs careful monitoring in the market. Dark Templar, the most experienced and exposed in the line-up, has been running over further and it will be interesting to see if the drop from 1m2f to 6f is a masterstroke or desperate measure. Marjong, a one-paced fourth here last time over 7f, is respected with Richard Hughes up but SECRET WEAPON looked potentially useful when coming home fast and late when the penny dropped on his Windsor debut. The son of Choisir should progress from that run and is the preference.
Copper Trade 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden and switched right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Arcadian Legend (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Cruising Along 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 22l behind Gold Hunter (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Dark Templar 4-1 (9-7) Dwelt keen held up well in rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 9, 14l behind Tenor (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Dreaming Again Young Ern gelding out of Maedance.
Royal Trix 9-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Mince (8-6) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct '11.
Secret Weapon 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and went left, ran green in rear, edged left over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2l behind Oasis Spirit (8-9) at Windsor 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Marjong 15-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Glossy Posse (8-10) at Salisbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.