He may be an obvious choice but we hope that ABBONDANZA is again the right one to be with in this claimer, while Piazza San Pietro and Little Edward can give him some work to do. The selection chases a five-timer today and has conditions and trip to suit. His latest win was in spite of not being best off at the weights, and he has a bit to find with one or two here compared to if this were a handicap, but he is worth the vote. Piazza San Pietro has landed a handicap and a claimer this month before being beaten back in a handicap at Brighton last time. Trip and going suit and he is much respected. Little Edward goes well over both the minimum trip and today's 6f, and the old boy loves fast ground and will be better suited back in this grade. Cut The Cackle is well weighted and will find this easier than recent handicaps she has contested but preference is for Abbondanza.
Abbondanza (IRE) 13-8fav (9-2) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gf beating King's Sabre (9-1) by 2l, 12 ran.
Fault 14-1 (9-5) Keen, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Roman Glory (10-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Piazza San Pietro 7-2fav (9-13) Pulled hard, tracked leaders until taken back to mid-division after 2f, ridden and headway over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Choreography (10-0) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Little Edward 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Brandywell Boy (8-5) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Dusty Spirit 16-1 (8-11) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 5l behind Vanilla Rum (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd.
Timeteam (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Started slowly, held up in rear, driven along on outside and no impression over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, no danger, 5th of 8, 8l behind Seneschal (9-1) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Reared start and slowly away, in rear and soon well behind, headway and switched left over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Gwilym (8-10) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.