The weights of this claimer favour ONE MORE ROUND who is fancied to see off a stern challenge from both Fyodor and Piazza San Pietro. David Evan's experienced old campaigner knows all the tricks and is not always the most sympathetic to his jockey's wishes. However today's pilot Richard Evans, riding for his father, has now got two wins on the horse. He will be hoping to make amends for the run last time at Lingfield where he managed to find more trouble than a group of hoodies with a can of cider, and with a clearer run today then he must go close. His main rival may be Piazza San Pietro who got his head in front last time at Chepstow. He can be a bit of a reluctant hero and it is no real surprise to see the cheek-pieces applied on just his second start for his new yard. Mr Forthright also tries the cheek-pieces, but he looks like one of the less likely winners despite his trainers 15% strike-rate in claimers this year. Fyodor was well-held last time at Windsor and he has failed to fire since finishing second (ahead of the selection) in a Lingfield seller in May; he is a big threat, especially if the market agrees, however it is his stablemate One More Round who can be the toast of the town.
Mr Forthright 28-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 6l behind Solemn (8-13) at Chepstow 5f clm stks (6) gd in Jun.
Piazza San Pietro 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, soon challenging, kept on under strong pressure to lead well inside final furlong, won at Chepstow 7f 3yo sll (6) gf beating Like For Like (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Professor Malone 50-1 (8-7) Raced keenly in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never a factor, 11th of 12, 10l behind Shaded Edge (8-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Fyodor (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Reared leaving stalls, towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left and held, 8th of 10, 13l behind Matuza (9-3) at Windsor 6f sell stks (6) gf in Jun.
One More Round (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Swinbrook (9-7) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol in May.
The Name Is Frank 66-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, slightly hampered over 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 15, 7l behind Onebidkintymill (9-8) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Miss Firefly 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway, not much room over 1f out and again entering final furlong, soon switched right, stayed on strongly towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Spic 'n Span (9-10) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Shybutwilling (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Slowly away, in rear, never a factor, 6th of 9, 17l behind Indian Art (9-5) at Salisbury 7f clm stks (5) gf.
Talamahana 33-1 (8-7) Always in rear, 6th of 12, 4l behind Solemn (8-13) at Chepstow 5f clm stks (6) gd in Jun.