The first race of the day on the Roodee is the Class 2 Handicap over five furlongs and a slight specialist at the track is the veteran Copper Knight, who looks a big price at 15/2.
The seven year old has been around the block and then some over the last few years and has been raced frequently in these types of events.
Having been a very talented sprinter over this distance and on soft ground, he went up to a rating of 106, but since then has been slowly dropping down the handicap and is now on a very attractive mark.
In the last renewal of this race in 2019 he finished a narrow second off a mark of 100 and having already previously won over course and distance he could have a big chance now on a mark of 85.
The soft ground will be no issue and being drawn in stall 3 makes him interesting.