18:00 Chelmsford City Thu 9 January 2020

  • Bet In Play At totesport.com Handicap (Class 6)
  • 1m 6f, Standard
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£2,846.002nd£847.003rd£423.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Polytrack
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Winning time:3m 2.79sOff time:18:00:39
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1
(1)
59-6OR: 59
14/1

0-5 on the AW and has been well held in each outing on synthetics; did show a bit more when back over 1m4f last time but unproved at this trip on the Flat and this looks a stiff ask under top weight.

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2
(11)
49-3OR: 60CD
11/4

C&D winner last October and also posted solid efforts to finish second twice since; a decent pace will suit ideally and he looks a revitalised character since his stamina has been put under more scrutiny; a player. (1lb well-in.)

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3
(9)
49-3OR: 60BF
20/1

Won over an extended 1m1f at Wolverhampton last month but couldn't land a blow under a penalty back at the same course on Boxing Day. Has run well at this course before but has a bit to prove now her new mark kicks in and she's up in trip too.

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4
(2)
49-1OR: 58
8/1

An unexposed handicapper who runs for a yard that knows the time of day with a progressive individual. The gelding is lightly raced for one of his age - didn't see a racecourse until September - and there could be more to come over this distance.

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5
(7)
Ezzrahv126
49-0OR: 57BF
7/2

Probably paid the price for a lack of experience in three starts before gaining his initial handicap mark; then crept under the radar when posting a decent effort to be second here in November; held from this mark last time, though.

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6
(6)
48-13OR: 56C
14/1

Gained his solitary previous win at this course (1m2f) in March but hasn't made much progress in the intervening period. Well held when returning from his summer break at Lingfield just before Christmas and more needed now upped in trip.

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7
(8)
48-12OR: 55BF
10/3

Just behind Ezzrah here in November and also came up short when well backed at Wolvwerhampton last month. The new trip might help but the gelding still has a little bit to find.

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8
(10)
118-11OR: 50CD
16/1

A veteran campaigner who reserves his best for this course these days and gets bonus points for being a previous C&D winner. Lost the battle with the handicapper last season on turf but is more effective on the AW; very capable of nicking a place.

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9
(5)
48-7OR: 50
8/1

Generally struggled since winning on turf at Nottingham back in April and enjoyed mixed fortunes since revering to the AW in the winter. Holds the likes of Carvelas on recent form but last couple of starts have left a bit to be desired.

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10
(4)
78-7OR: 45
66/1

Hasn't made much of an impact in five previous starts and this is another tough assignment from just out of the weights. Others hold much stronger claims.

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11
(3)
98-7OR: 45C
33/1

Runs from out of the weights and there's little in his recent form to suggest that he's capable of causing a shock in this company.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Homesick Boy (11/4), Cheng Gong (10/3), Ezzrah (7/2), Social City (8/1), Ignatius (8/1), Mr Fox (14/1), Last Enchantment (14/1), Carvelas (16/1), Necoleta (20/1), Sexy Secret (33/1), Big Bang (66/1)

Verdict

HOMESICK BOY is holding his form well and, as he already holds a few of these (and is 1lb ahead of the handicapper), he looks to have been found a decent opening to add to his tally. The trip and surface are ideal for the selection and he is taken to have too many guns for the likes of Ezzrah and Cheng Chog, who are both capable at this level and might have more to offer. Similar comments apply to the unexposed Social City, who makes his Chelmsford debut on a reasonably attractive mark and will be thereabouts if he gets the trip.
  1. Homesick Boy
  2. Ezzrah
  3. Cheng Gong

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