20:10 Chelmsford City Tue 8 October 2019

  • Book Your Christmas Party Here Handicap (Div 2) (Class 6)
  • 1m 2f, Standard
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£3,105.002nd£924.003rd£462.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Polytrack
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Winning time:2m 6.28sOff time:20:16:49
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1
(8)
49-7OR: 55
40/1

Has shown regressive form in qualifying, and failed to do any better on handicap bow here last month. Has plenty to prove with yard going a bit quiet of late.

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2
(3)
49-6OR: 54
7/1

Won a 1m handicap at Lingfield in June, and belatedly built on that form when 1½L second of 12 to Fair Power over C&D last time. Unexposed at this trip, so may be able to improve again, and merits respect in a modest contest.

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3
(5)
39-4OR: 56C
5/1

Improved to finish third over 7f at Kempton last month, and further progress when landing a 1m handicap here last time by 1¼L from Emojie. Stayed on well for that win, and worth a try at this trip, for all she's not certain to stay on breeding.

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4
(6)
39-4OR: 56BFCD
11/8

Has got the hang of things of late, easily winning a C&D handicap last month, and runner-up from revised mark on both starts since. Still going the right way, and big chance despite another 2lb rise for latest effort.

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5
(1)
39-3OR: 55
7/1

Placed on first three stats this year for Ger Lyons, and better effort for new connections when when 2L third of 14 to Charlie Arthur in a C&D handicap last time. Well drawn here, and should be involved once more.

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6
(4)
39-0OR: 52
9/1

Runner-up over a mile at Lingfield in August, but he hasn't repeated that form in two starts since. Claims on the pick of his efforts, but he's not proving the most reliable.

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7
(10)
49-0OR: 48
20/1

Has tumbled in the weights after a series of poor runs for current yard, but did hint at a revival when making late ground in a C&D handicap last time. Needs to prove that isn't a false dawn, however, and profile hardly convincing.

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8
(9)
58-13OR: 47
14/1

In a good vein of form given his basement rating, and continued that run with a creditable fourth of 15 at Yarmouth last time, when arguably stretched by the 1m3½f trip. Has gone well over C&D in the past, and shouldn't be disgraced.

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9
(12)
38-13OR: 51BFCD
14/1

Beaten only a head when twice runner-up over C&D in August. Disappointing when favourite here last time, however, and wide draw does him no favours.

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11
(11)
58-12OR: 45
25/1

Stepped up on previous couple of runs when 8L third of 13 to Poetic Legacy in a C&D handicap last time, but hard to see her making a greater impact from out of the handicap here.

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12
(2)
38-11OR: 49
33/1

Runner-up off 2lb higher over C&D in July, and has claims if building on that, but she has been a fair way below that level of form in three subsequent runs.

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13
(7)
38-8OR: 45
33/1

Improved on previous poor form when 1¾L fourth of 10 to Sharp Operator over 1m here last time. Has stamina to prove for this trip, and needs to improve on that bare form, but not a forlorn hope given profile.

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Non-Runners

10
(13)
Merdon Castle14
78-12OR: 46
T: M BlakeJ: Megan Nicholls

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
13Carvelas99-89/1Full Result
T: J R JenkinsJ: David Probert

Betting

Forecast

Poetic Legacy (11/8), Masai Spirit (5/1), Dreamboat Dave (7/1), Billie Beane (7/1), Merdon Castle (8/1), Heatherdown (9/1), Chakrii (14/1), Percy Toplis (14/1), Dyagilev (20/1), Cash N Carrie (25/1), Nabvutika (33/1), Sittin Handy (33/1), Sunshine Coast (40/1)

Verdict

This looks the stronger of the two divisions, but it's still hard to get away from POETIC LEGACY, who is really finding her feet of late, and can gain a second C&D win of the autumn at the chief expense of last-time-out winner Masai Spirit. Billie Beane is unexposed at this trip, but stayed it perfectly well last time, and should be in the thick of things again. Dreamboat Dave is another to consider having got back to form over C&D on his latest start.
  1. Poetic Legacy
  2. Masai Spirit
  3. Billie Beane

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