18:30 Chelmsford City Thu 18 April 2019

  • Irish Lotto At totesport.com Handicap (Class 3)
  • 7f, Standard
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£9,704.002nd£2,888.003rd£1,443.004th£722.00
  • Surface: Polytrack
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Winning time:1m 24.99sOff time:18:31:55
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1
(6)
49-8OR: 91D
50/1

Landed four handicaps for Richard Hannon over previous two seasons and returns from winter break making debut for new connections having been bought recently for 14,000 guineas. 3lb higher than last win so may find this tough after his absence.

2
(1)
49-7OR: 90
9/4

Both career wins have come at 6f but was fine runner-up at this trip to subsequent 1000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook as a juvenile. Champion jockey on board having run well when fourth on seasonal return at Kempton.

3
(3)
49-5OR: 88D
2/1

Still unexposed Dark Angel colt who stayed on well to score last time over 1m at Kempton. Raised 3lb but this promnent racer should still make a bold bid dropping back in trip.

4
(7)
49-4OR: 87D
8/1

Won h'cap over this trip off 2lb lower mark on penultimate start but a little below-par last time. Return to form not ruled out and young rider takes off a handy 7lb.

5
(9)
59-3OR: 86CD
3/1

Has won third of his last four, two over C&D and is clearly in fine form at present. Stayed on well to score at Kempton last time and winning run may not be ended by subsequent 4lb rise.

6
(2)
79-1OR: 84D
66/1

Faced some stiff tasks last term after winning at Newmarket in May for Chris Wall and hasn't shown a great deal in two outings to date for his new yard. 6lb lower than last win and good apprentice claims further 3lb, but more needed.

7
(4)
68-13OR: 82D
40/1

Chester specialist who finished last on seasonal return at Doncaster last month and needs a much improved display if he's going to figure this time. 6lb lower now and has first start at this venue.

8
(10)
58-13OR: 82D
12/1

In good form last spring, winning at Yarmouth on seasonal return and has first start this campaign back on same mark. Worth a market check for any sign of stable confidence.

9
(5)
78-11OR: 80
50/1

On a 20-race losing streak and despite 5lb fall in his AW weather mark hasn't been showing enough of late to suggest he is an ovious winner-in-waiting.

10
(8)
88-9OR: 78CD
25/1

10-time winner with six of those wins coming at this track. Still 2lb higher than last win in February but not out of it as appeared not to thrive on Southwell Fibresand last two outings.

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Qaroun (2/1), Whitefountainfairy (9/4), Glenn Coco (3/1), Maksab (8/1), Salt Whistle Bay (12/1), Gentlemen (25/1), Penwortham (40/1), Rogue (50/1), Atletico (50/1), Mountain Rescue (66/1)

Verdict

WHITEFOUNTAINFAIRY is capable of useful form and ran well when fourth to George Bowen in a fair event on seasonal return, suggesting her winning turn is not at all far away. There are plenty of dangers in a decent event, including Sir Michael Stoute's Qaroun who seems sure to be up with the pace. Maksab and Glenn Coco are others with a chance, while Salt Whistle Bay won on seasonal return in 2018 so is worth a second glance as he begins the new campaign here.
  1. Whitefountainfairy
  2. Qaroun
  3. Salt Whistle Bay
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