Katmai River landed a double last month and was not beaten far at Kempton last week. However, he's stepping up in class here and QADAR is preferred. Alan McCabe's charge doesn't win often these days but scored at Lingfield in February and Nora Looby's claim allows him to race off a lower mark today. Copperwood is 3lb higher than when winning over C&D last month but should still figure along with Not My Choice, who will have come on for his recent comeback at Doncaster. Double Carpet is another to consider in an open contest.
Khandaq (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Refused to leaves stalls, then came out late, fly leapt and unseated rider, in a race won by Slikback Jack (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov, 6 ran.
Qadar (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Held up, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Curtains (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Copperwood 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, close up on outside, effort to 3rd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Unlimited (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Not My Choice (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Close up, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 10l behind King Of Eden (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Double Carpet (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 7l behind Eastern Gift (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Tamasou (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 7l behind Nisaal (9-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Bishopbriggs (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Led early, pressed leader until over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (8-10) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Toby Tyler 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on to go 3rd post, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Where's Reiley (9-13) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
Katmai River (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Led early, tracked leader, led again over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind West Leake (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.