It took a while for DIVINE LAW to wear down Dragline over 7f at Haydock so the step up to a mile should suit Richard Hannon's colt, who will handle any ease in the ground. Taper Tantrum made all at Sandown and will probably adopt front-running tactics again but may just set things up for one of the hold-up horses. Popeswood went close at Newbury eight days ago and is a tough sort but stable companion Euthenia hasn't built on a second at Chester in June and The Paco Kid will probably need to drop a few pounds before getting involved in the finish of a handicap.
The Paco Kid 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Fuwairt (9-11) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Divine Law 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon hung left, driven and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Haydock 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Jul beating Dragline (8-0) by nk, 4 ran.
Taper Tantrum (IRE) 10-11fav (9-1) Made virtually all, hard driven approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul beating Clever Love (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Popeswood (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon bumped, stayed on inside final furlong, took 2nd final 100 yards, kept on but always held, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Power Play (9-7) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Euthenia 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 12l behind Supreme Occasion (9-0) at Thirsk 7f mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Vita Mina 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 8th of 13, 14l behind Misterioso (9-5) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.