ONE MORE ROUND is the form pick to win the seller at the expense of Mafaheem and Stonecrabstomorrow. The selection landed a handicap at Wolverhampton in November and was dropped into a seller at Lingfield last time out. Although he was a beaten favourite that day this does look like an easier opportunity for him so he is difficult to oppose. Mafaheem was in form during the summer months winning a couple of handicaps but he has struggled to recapture that form since. That said he did land a hat-trick of wins this time last year on the all weather so any market moves should be noted. Stonecrabstomorrow drops into selling company for the first time but again his recent form is not reflective of his summer form and for that reason he has to be treated with caution. So for the winner we return to One More Round.
One More Round (USA) 5-2fav (9-6) Bumped start, held up in last pair, headway under pressure and went 3rd inside final furlong, closing finish, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind C'Mon You Irons (9-0) at Lingfield 6f sll (6) pol in Dec.
Chookie Heiton (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led early, soon shuffled back into mid-division, headway when not clear run 1f out, not recover, last of 11, 12l behind Balata (8-13) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Dubai To Barnsley 20-1 (7-10) Hampered at start and always rear division, 11th of 13, 11l behind Fyodor (9-9) at Southwell 5f clm (6) fbs in Dec.
Mafaheem 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind C'Mon You Irons (9-0) at Lingfield 6f sll (6) pol in Dec.
Mumaathel (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders to halfway, 10th of 13, 8l behind Fyodor (9-9) at Southwell 5f clm (6) fbs in Dec.
Running Buck (USA) 10-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 8l behind Norcroft (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 5-1jt-fav (8-7) Towards rear, outpaced from halfway, 8th of 12, 6l behind Carcinetto (9-0) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct '07.
Whistleupthewind 33-1 (8-11) In lead 4f out, headed over 2f out, 5th entering straight, weakened, last of 12, 28l behind Marmooq (8-10) at W'hampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Hint of Honey 100-1 (8-8) Started slowly, in rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 15l behind Woolston Ferry (9-0) at W'hampton 7f 2yo clm (6) pol in Nov.