17:50 Chelmsford City Sat 28 September 2019
Shown an aptitude for racing at this course and would have been chasing a C&D four-timer were it not for meeting a progressive type when second here early last month. The gelding is still on a workable mark despite another 4lb hike; still a player.
First try at this trip for quite a while and needs a big improvement on the form he's shown since returning from a break. Others are much more convincing on this season's efforts.
Placed over C&D on his penultimate start and claims on that isolated effort. Was possibly not suited by the drop to a mile latest; but he's yet to convince which will be his best trip and his lack of consistency is a concern.
Lightly raced and hinted at ability on a couple of occasions. Has been tried in headgear but the tongue tie experiment didn't really inspire much latest. That application is persevered with but the gelding needs to improve for the step up in trip.
Won over 1m6f here back in June but his form soon took a dive and he's been well held on several occasions since. His liking for this particular course might not be enough to see him bounce back over trip which looks short of his optimum.
Has a likeable pedigree but not progressed much since his belated introduction on the AW in January; yet to be tried over this trip and is probably best watched on his debut run at Chelmsford. (Has experience of the Polytrack at Kempton, though.)
Improved in the cheekpieces in each of his last two starts and in the mix on those levels of form; also has scope over the trip so plenty going for him as one to consider from a potentially lenient mark. Favourably weighted with Fair Power today.
Reasonable effort when upped in distance for his handicap debut when third of six at Chepstow (1m2f, good to firm) in July but two poor efforts since are a worry. Has plenty to find on Polytrack/debut run at this particular course.
The pick of his Irish form - for a different yard - reads well in this modest company but a big step forward from his C&D effort (on stable debut) from last month is required. Others more convincing this time.
Posted two good efforts since joining her current yard and wasn't beaten too far (3¼L) when fourth of 14 at Kempton latest; has sound claims if able to built on that performance. The betting can guide.
Generally held up but hard to suggest he needs a strong pace as he's yet to impress in any of his eight previous starts. Big improvement needed on only his second outing over a trip of 1m2f; also hard to recommend as one to follow.
Open to improvement and registered her best effort yet when third of six at Beverley last month. The winner of that race subsequently won twice, so the form looks reasonable at this level. One to bear in mind even though she's out of the handicap.
0-13 so far but did run with credit when fourth over C&D latest; that was his first try over this trip and bodes well for the future. Has form to reverse with Thunderoad and a poor draw to contend with for now, though.
Well beaten when 11th of 15 (was well behind Fair Power) at the start of this month and difficult to make a strong case for the gelding as he's out of the weights and struggling to find his level just now.
Last Year's Winner
Fair Power (2/1), Thunderoad (11/4), Reddiac (6/1), Lady Of York (7/1), Charlie Arthur (8/1), Albishr (12/1), Just Later (16/1), Garrison Law (16/1), Necoleta (25/1), Dreamboat Dave (25/1), Duke of Yorkie (40/1), Dyagilev (50/1), Carvelas (50/1), Interrogator (80/1)
- Fair Power
- Lady Of York