17:15 Chelmsford City Tue 13 November 2018
- Extra Places At totesport.com Handicap (Class 3)
- 7f, Standard
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Polytrack
On a lengthy losing streak, but in truth his AW strike-rate (2-8) is respectable; drops back into a Class 3 handicap for the first time since April, and should hold every chance based upon his second placed finish over 1m here in September.
Back from a three-year absence (formerly with Saeed Bin Suroor) in competitive shape for the majority of 2018; head runner up to Zwayyan in a 1m optional claimer here in August; trainer also saddles Barrington.
Notched back-to-back wins on turf during the summer (7f-7½f) and has kept decent company from an elevated handicap mark since; runner up on his last AW start in April (7f, Lingfield).
2-17 on the AW; comfortably held sixth of 12 to Victory Wave over C&D in September (Class 2); entitled to be competitive off this sort of handicap mark, so it'll be no surprise to see an improved showing from a handy draw.
Runner up on his first two AW starts (1m) at the turn of the year, and he's now 8lb lower than when beaten a head by Sovereign Duke at Kempton (January); could prove sharper for a recent Newbury run (his first start in four months).
Sand winner at Laytown (7f) on debut for Jamie Osborne in September, and has a thoroughly admirable overall AW strike-rate (7-30); 3lb lower than when runner up in the Beeswing at Newcastle (7f) in July.
Stablemate of Greatest Journey; hasn't raced beyond 6f on the AW thus far (0-2), but was a winner over that trip at Nottingham (firm) in June; couldn't be totally dismissed from an ever easing handicap mark if the application of a visor assists.
Hasn't raced on the AW since late 2016 (did appear to handle Tapeta); travelled smoothly into contention when scoring decisively at Yarmouth (7f, good to soft) in August, but a shade below par in two runs since.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Boy In The Bar||6||8-9||4/1||Full Result|
|T: Ian WilliamsJ: Josephine Gordon|
Firmament (6/4), Florencio (9/2), Swift Approval (9/2), Sea Fox (7/1), Greatest Journey (8/1), Colonel Frank (12/1), Barrington (20/1), Albishr (25/1)
- Swift Approval
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