17:45 Chelmsford City Thu 8 November 2018
Six-race maiden; effective between 5f-6f; made much of the running on AW debut over C&D last month before weakening inside the final furlong and finishing 2½L fourth to Aldana (fillies' novice stakes).
Had proved disappointing since winning a 6f Chepstow novice (good) in June until returning to form with a neck defeat by Uncle Norman at Leicester (7f, good to soft) latest; makes his first start on Polytrack tonight.
Has shown improved form lately, and was off the mark at the seventh attempt at Kempton (7f) 13 days ago; 6lb higher mark tonight, but no reason as to why a drop back in trip should inconvenience.
2-3 on the AW; races off a mark 7lb higher than when scoring by just under 2L at Newcastle (6f) last month; broadly likeable type who should be on the premises.
Took a notable step forward when dropped back to 5f for just his second AW start, beating Staycation by 1¼L; 4lb higher and back up in trip, but certainly not discounted.
£15,500 yearling who has shown some basic signs of ability (albeit his form probably isn't the strongest); handicap debut.
Seven-race maiden; finished a close up seventh (100/1) in a valuable sales race at Newmarket (6f) in early October, but rates as generally unconvincing overall; cheekpieces added to tongue-tie.
0-4 on the AW and doesn't appear to be progressing; produced another modest effort over 7f here last month (finished eighth of ten), and is safely held by Uncle Jerry on that form.
30,000gns juvenile; slow learner who was out of his depth when last seen in competitive action at Haydock (6f, good to soft) in September; market a possible guide on handicap/AW debut.
20,000gns yearling; 0-5 over 5f (mainly on turf); upped in trip for handicap debut for a trainer with a 21% Chelmsford strike-rate (20-95); significant improvement required.
Held sixth of 11 on nursery debut at Ffos Las (6f, good to soft) in September, with little reason to expect a return to the AW to be enough for a breakthrough success; unconsidered.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Vegas Boy||2||9-3||9/2||Full Result|
|T: J A OsborneJ: D C Costello|
Uncle Jerry (11/4), Antonia Clara (9/2), Melgate Magic (9/2), Griggy (7/1), Chitra (7/1), Sandridge Lad (8/1), Strawberry Jack (10/1), Balata Bay (14/1), Capala (14/1), Society Shock (25/1), Whelans Way (33/1), Halle's Harbour (50/1)
- Uncle Jerry
- Antonia Clara
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