Bernard Llewellyn is regularly represented by multiple entries here and fields two course and distance winners in Tijori and FILATORE in this open handicap with preference for the latter. The Teofilio gelding scored here in May before running a fair race when upped in class at Ripon last time. Trip and ground are fine for this ex-Irish colt and, back at Chepstow, he's taken to revert to winning ways. Double Cee is being tried at much longer trips by his new yard but has yet to win over further than 1m1f while Story Writer remains a maiden but showed plenty of staying potential last time at Lingfield when upped dramatically in trip. He was easily beaten that day, despite the winning distance, but showed more than enough to be a factor here.
Double Cee 8-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, steady headway 4f out, driven to chase leaders 2f out, stayed on to one paced 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Admirable Duque (8-9) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Filatore (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 13, 6l behind Big Time Billy (8-6) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Eshtyaaq 7-2 (9-2) Steaied start, took keen hold, held up in 6th, steady headway over 4f out, chased leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 11l behind Admirable Duque (8-9) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Knox Overstreet 15-8 (10-12) Held up, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on to 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Underwritten (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
Jezza 14-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, driven and headway 2f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, stayed on well in closing stages, went 2nd post, just held, 2nd of 13, hd behind Tijori (9-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Tijori (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, steady headway 4f out, chasing leaders and edged left from 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, chased leader last half furlong, led close home, won at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun beating Jezza (9-9) by hd, 13 ran.
Story Writer 4-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Italian Riviera (9-7) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Kristallo (GER) 14-1 (10-5) Raced wide, chased leaders, lost place 4f out, never on terms after, 5th of 8, 16l behind Underwritten (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am sell stks (6) pol in Jun.