18:25 Chelmsford City Thu 10 January 2019
Remains a maiden on AW, but won at Brighton in August for Richard Spencer. Raced too keenly when unplaced over 1m here on final start for that yard, and drops in trip with a tongue tie fitted for new trainer now.
Shaped well despite a wide passage in two starts over C&D this autumn after a break, and made favourite at Kempton last time, but proved a little disappointing despite finishing fourth. Remains capable of better, though, and folly to ignore here.
Improved on previous efforts fitted with cheekpieces when gamely landing a Kempton handicap in October for Simon Crisford. Bit more needed having been raised 5lb for that, and starts out for new yard having been sold for 12,000 gns.
Has a rather patchy record, getting right back on track when winning over this trip at Wolverhampton in November, but followed that with a poor run at Lingfield, and hard to know what to expect.
Has fallen sharply in the weights since a fair fifth over 1m here in August for Hughie Morrison. Never in the hunt in three tries for new yard, but on a dangerous mark, and market useful with a hood now reached for.
Winner of a Windsor claimer (6f, good to soft) in October, but hasn't fired on Fibresand of late, again starting slowly when seventh of 9 at Southwell nine days ago. This track should be more suitable, but he has a bit to prove.
Won the apprentice handicap on this card a year ago, and well treated if back to that form, but she has run poorly since returning from a break in September, and must leave recent efforts well behind.
Prolific winner on AW, but hasn't been at his best for a while. Down in the weights, though, and better signs when 5½L third of 8 to Showboating over 1m at Southwell last time. Claims if he can build on that.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Espresso Freddo||4||9-8||11/4||Full Result|
|T: Robert StephensJ: A Kirby|
Kadrizzi (11/8), Enthaar (7/2), Pearl Spectre (6/1), Makaarim (8/1), Zapper Cass (11/1), Titan Goddess (14/1), Rockies Spirit (14/1), Archie (33/1)
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