held up in mid-division, headway halfway, soon pushed along, chased leaders when not clear run from over 1f out, ran on well when in the clear inside final furlong, went 3rd final 100 yards, not reach winner
COPPER KNIGHT has won four times around here including this in 2019 and is now on his lowest-ever mark despite a good run at Chester. He won't mind some cut in the ground and can gain his fifth success on the course. Stable companion Count D'Orsay finished just in front of him at Chester but the selection can reverse the form on his favourite track. Autumn Flight completed a Chelmsford double last month and has continued to go well off his raised mark while Kind Review has won three times at Newcastle since February. Muscika won twice here last summer and has to be respected along with Jawwaal, who suffered in the weights after landing a Class 2 handicap at Ascot but has come down a couple of pounds.
Sunday Sovereign 22-1 (9-7) Short of room start, in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12 1/4l behind Live In The Moment (8-0) at York 5f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Count D'Orsay (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Jabbarockie (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp (2) gs in May.
Venturous (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Jabbarockie (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp (2) gs in May.
Jawwaal 4-1jfav (9-13) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, squeezed for room before 3f out, pushed after 2f out, faded late on, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Victory Angel (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Mulzim 33-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Came From The Dark (9-3) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Rayong 5-2 (9-2) Keen early, held up, pushed along over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, last of 4, 7 1/2l behind Garrus (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (3) pol in Mar.
Huraiz (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 10 1/2l behind Chil Chil (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in May.
Muscika 13-2 (8-9) Soon led, pushed along before 2f out, weakened, last of 6, 5 1/4l behind Staxton (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Indian Sounds (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Mondammej (8-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Kind Review 5-2 (9-7) Always prominent, led halfway, clear final furlong, ran on well, won at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Apr beating Canford Bay (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dave Dexter 5-1 (8-8) In rear, headway over 2f out, soon hung right, led over 1f out, headed towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Blue De Vega (9-7) at Leicester 5f hcp (2) hvy in Oct.
Mondammej 9-2 (8-4) Slow into stride, keen in touch, pushed along 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Jabbarockie (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp (2) gs in May.
Illusionist (GER) 13-2 (9-5) Slow into stride, towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 6 1/4l behind Arecibo (9-7) at Newmarket 5f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Copper Knight (IRE) 9-2 (8-3) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Jabbarockie (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp (2) gs in May.
Autumn Flight (IRE) 6-4jfav (9-7) Raced wide led narrowly, headed halfway, pressed winner, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Global Prospector (8-12) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in May.
Glory Fighter 33-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5 1/2l behind Commanche Falls (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Mid Winster 2-1fav (9-7) Taken to post early, led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Primo's Comet (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Queen's Order 4-1jfav (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed 2f out, short of room entering final furlong and soon eased, last of 9, 14 1/4l behind Victory Angel (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp (3) gf in Apr.