19:15 Chelmsford City Thu 24 May 2018
Salisbury novice winner on second juvenile start and returned from harsh winter (gelded) with runner-up finish at Windsor (1m, good to firm) early this month. Likely sort on handicap debut.
A touch unfortunate not to get his head in front last season, returned last month with fair effort in Newmarket handicap (1m, good) and should build on that run.
Improving with his racing, twice going close this season in novice contests at Lingfield and Wolverhampton, makes first dive into handicap company for a yard in super form (9-38) and should make a bid.
Shown plenty of zest in novice races, including narrow defeat over C&D in March, tongue tie added for handicap bow and should be able to get in the mix.
Improved on his debut when taking a Doncaster maiden (7f, good to soft) in October. Ran with credit in a novices' event at Newcastle last time, but initial mark looks a little stiff on what we have seen thus far.
Galileo colt, won a novice event on Newcastle's AW over 1m2f in February, raced keenly in rear in the Chester Vase recently, before being readily outclassed (tailed off), this has a more realistic look to it back down in trip.
Scored in maiden/nursery company last season on turf over 5f/6f, faded on reappearance at Beverley over 7½f (good), though that may have owed more to fitness than lack of stamina.
Last Year's Winner
Bullingdon (2/1), Kawasir (11/4), George (6/1), Jetstream (7/1), Capla Jaipur (7/1), Amplification (8/1), Faithful Promise (33/1)
- Capla Jaipur
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