WELL PAINTED is best in at the weights in this claimer and his run over this trip at Ayr last month was too bad to be true. He may be worth another chance as most of his rivals also arrive out of form and Chepstow second Monopoli has well over a stone to find on official figures. Hipster may be the danger, though his best form is on sharper tracks than this, as front-runner Breaking The Bank will be there to be shot at and is better on faster ground. Lord Ofthe Shadows is capable on his day but is on a 20-race losing run.
Breaking The Bank 16-1 (9-6) Took keen hold and prominent, led narrowly halfway, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, chased leaders under pressure and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 15, 2l behind Pasaka Boy (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 11l behind Highland Duke (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Well Painted (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Always behind, tailed off over 3f out, last of 10, well behind Hi There (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Sep.
Hipster 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 6l behind Mcdelta (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Monopoli 7-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 10, 5l behind April Ciel (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Sep.
Bustling Darcey 100-1 (8-9) Chased winner stand side until over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Favourite Treat (9-5) at Chepstow 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.