18:45 Chelmsford City

Thursday 8 November 2018

All17:1517:4518:1518:4519:1519:4520:1520:45

Irish Lotto At totesport.com Handicap

Class 2  |   1m 2f  |   Standard  |   9 Runners  |   Polytrack

Weighed In

Off time: 18:48  |   Winning time: 2m 3.77s

1
(2)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: Thomas Greatrex |  T: K A Ryan|  OR: 103
7/1

Likely that the run was required over C&D in late September, and his overall AW statistics offer mild encouragement (3-8). However, remains high enough in the weights (hence the use of a 5lb claimer), and wind surgery is yet to prove beneficial.

2
(3)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: L Morris |  T: N B King|  OR: 98|  CD
9/1

7-18 on the AW (including over C&D). However, hasn't shown up positively on either start for this trainer (formerly with Archie Watson), so needs to bounce back as he slowly eases in the weights.

3
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: P J McDonald |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 101
10/1

Not the most consistent, but is a talented performer on his day (as a couple of quick wins in Scotland during the month of July testify); remains fairly unexposed on the AW (0-3); wears a first time hood.

4
(6)
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: J Fanning |  T: Jennie Candlish|  OR: 98|  D
33/1

6-21 on the AW, but hasn't raced anywhere since finishing a staying on third to Wynford in a 2m3f+ handicap hurdle at Bangor in August 2017; his last AW start came when finishing 16 of 20 in the 2017 Northumberland Plate.

5
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: J P Spencer |  T: R Hughes|  OR: 100
1/1

Runner-up to Archetype on his first attempt at 1m2f in a Conditions Stakes event over C&D last month; should appreciate this marginally easier assignment and also be stronger for that run (first start since mid-July); stamina still a minor concern.

6
(7)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: M Harley |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 97|  D
16/1

Bought for €110,000 in July 2017 as a three-time winner in France; safe to say that things haven't quite gone to plan since (just the four starts), including when finishing last of 14 to Aquarium at York (1m2f+, soft) in October.

7
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Hector Crouch |  T: Martin Smith|  OR: 93
12/1

Limited AW experience (0-2); 14/1 winner of a Class 3 handicap at Sandown (1m, good to soft) in August, but found the going tough at Listed level next time; stamina a minor concern (runner-up on sole 1m2f start).

8
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Fran Berry |  T: S C Williams|  OR: 90
10/1

Two-time Tapeta winner (1m1f+ Wolverhampton), but also equally effective on Polytrack as he twice demonstrated when placed over C&D in April; turf form more modest since; chance, despite a career best effort being required off this mark.

9
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: Hollie Doyle |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 87|  C
6/1

His pedigree doesn't necessarily imply that he'll stay 1m2f, and he's never competed beyond an extended mile in ten starts thus far (1-3 on the AW); 20/1 when finishing 8½L fourth to Blue Mist in an Ascot classified stakes (1m, good) latest.

Betting

Forecast

Glendevon (1/1), Mushtaq (6/1), Mount Tahan (7/1), Petite Jack (9/1), Ventura Knight (10/1), Maratha (10/1), The Emperor Within (12/1), Primero (16/1), Winterlude (33/1)

Verdict
Probably not quite as competitive as one would expect for a Class 2 AW handicap, so it could pay to take a chance on the unproven stamina reserves of the unexposed 3yo GLENDEVON. He acquitted himself with credit (despite carrying his head a fraction high) when chasing home Archetype in a Conditions Stakes event over C&D last month, and this is theoretically an easier option. Others to consider include the returned to synthetics Maratha and the newly hooded Ventura Knight.
  1. Glendevon
  2. Maratha
  3. Ventura Knight

Previous Winners

2017
Plutonian
Weight: 8-9  |Age: 3
Weight: 8-9  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: P J McDonald
  |  
T: C Hills
12/1
Prize Money
1st:
£11,972.00
2nd:
£3,583.00
3rd:
£1,792.00
4th:
£897.00
5th:
£446.00

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