One More Round has obvious claims at the weights but is not one to trust implicitly and so we will side with MAFAHEEM ahead of Obe Royal. Andy Haynes has a decent record in races of this type and Mafaheem was a good example of this when winning a Great Leighs seller last time. On that occasion he narrowly held off the challenge of One More Round, who reopposes today on 6lb better terms. that gives him an obvious chance but the worry is that he is not straightforward and does not always go through with his effort. Ben has a bit to find at the weights and whilst he has won here before, his profile does not inspire confidence. Obe Royal is not to be too readily overlooked, despite looking the second-string of David Evans. He drops in class today and has run well here before, including two starts back behind Mutamared, form that has since been franked. Stonecrabstomorrow should come on for his recent run at Southwell and represents shrewd connections who don't mind a punt, so any market move would be of interest. Course and distance winners Wiltshire and Red Ruby are two more to consider, but the feeling is that Mafaheem can win again.
Mafaheem 7-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, led post, won at Great Leighs 6f sll (5) pol beating One More Round (9-13) by a shd, 9 ran.
One More Round (USA) 5-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd inside final furlong, closed as winner idle towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Mutamared (9-5) at Lingfield 6f clm (6) pol.
Ben 12-1 (8-10) Raced on inside in mid-division, ridden along over 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind Ten Down (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Interactive (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, no chance after, 5th of 8, 3l behind Mutamared (9-5) at Lingfield 6f clm (6) pol.
Obe Royal 6-1 (8-6) Dwelt, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 6l behind Billy Red (8-8) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Red Rudy 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader on outside, ridden and effort over 1f out, not pace to challenge, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 3l behind Mutamared (9-5) at Kempton 6f clm (6) pol.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Mafaheem (9-7) at Great Leighs 6f sll (5) pol.
Tagula Sands (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Disputed lead, ridden when weakening from over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Flamestone (9-0) at Kempton 6f Stks (41-45) (7) pol.
Wiltshire (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Sarah's Art (9-1) at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol.