19:30 Chelmsford City Thu 17 October 2019
Is looking for his first win after four runs but he has shown enough encouragement to suggest that will come soon. He was second of five last time at Ffos Las (7½f), beaten by a neck. Has cheekpieces on for the first time here. One to consider.
Archipenko colt who cost 5,000 gns as a foal. He is a brother to Air du Temps who won as a two-year-old over 1m2f, while his dam was successful over 1m3½f. Likely to be better once he steps up in trip.
Made his debut in a bumper earlier this month where he struggled, finishing last of the 14 runners at Huntingdon (1m5½f). Will need to be much better on the Flat to be in the mix. Others make more of an appeal.
Kodiac gelding who cost 280,000 gns as a yearling but was then resold for 17,000 gns as a three-year-old. He is a half-brother to Ziggle Pops who won over 7f as a two-year-old. Other newcomers stand out more.
Is still a maiden after four runs, however, he has not been far away on his last two attempts, including latest when he was second of seven at Newcastle (1m). Is dropping down in trip here. Tongue-tie is on for the first time. One for the shortlist.
Finished sixth of 13 runners on his belated debut at Kempton (1m) back in August where he went off at 80/1. He stayed on well in the closing stages without ever threatening. Will need to improve on his second outing.
Came home fourth of eight on his opening start at Southwell (1m) where he was beaten by 25L. He raced keenly in the opening stages of his debut so he will need to settle better. Others appeal more.
Has performed modestly well on his two outings to date, including latest at Lingfield (1m) on the AW when he was fifth of 10 runners after going off at 33/1. Needs to produce more to be in the mix at the finish here.
Has yet to shine in two starts on the track. She was last of six runners on her debut at Yarmouth (6f), while last time she was a long way off when ninth of 12 at Kempton (1m). Hard to fancy on evidence of what she has shown so far.
Made an encouraging debut last December at Wolverhampton (7f) when she was third of 12 runners after a slow start to the contest. Set for her return to action here where she is open to improvement. One to think about
Has not been far away on all three of her appearances on the AW, including latest when she was third of five at this course in a handicap race over 1m, beaten 2L after going off as the 11/10 favourite. Down in trip. Big player.
This will be her 14th attempt to get off the mark. She came very close to her opening success last time at Wolverhampton (7f) where she went down by just a nose. Can't discount her, however, she is exposed.
Has struggled on both of her two starts where she has been a long way down the field. She came home seventh of nine over this distance at Lingfield on the AW last time out. Needs to improve a lot to be in the mix.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Preacher Man||3||9-2||12/1||Full Result|
|T: J A OsborneJ: Nicola Currie|
Furqaan (6/5), Ghaith (11/4), Mary Somerville (7/1), Mr Carpenter (8/1), Society Guest (9/1), The Grey Goat (16/1), Healing Power (25/1), Pentimento (33/1), Six Til Twelve (50/1), Alvaro (66/1), Urban Scene (66/1), Forgotten Girl (66/1), Berties Mission (66/1)
- Mary Somerville
- Mr Carpenter
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