17:45 Chelmsford City Sat 11 January 2020
Bounced back from a poor run to win impressively at Lingfield (1m) 12 days ago, staying on strongly late on. Up 5lb for that but is still below his career-high mark and a repeat of that will see him bang there.
Was consistent throughout 2019, which included five wins. Is now 1lb below his winning mark over 7f here in April and with a drop in grade back to Class 4 company, he is likely to be thereabouts once again.
Three time AW winner during 2018/19 season (all 1m). Had a break after a poor run here in July but shaped well over 7f at Newcastle 24 days ago, with that trip looking on the sharp side and may have more to come after just 10 outings.
Admirably consistent gelding who is a six-time C&D winner. Has been running to form in recent starts but still remains 3lb above his last winning mark as 0-14 when rated 80 or above (81 today). Needs a career best to win.
Lightly raced gelding who beat Samphire Coast impressively at Kempton (1m) two starts back, going away by 2½L. Well fancied when only beating one home back there last month, which seems too bad to be true and can be given another chance.
Built on some early promise when everything clicked for him over C&D seven weeks ago and he won impressively. Handicapper has put him 8lb, however, and into a better race so will to improve again. Not ruled out after just six starts.
Last Year's Winner
Almufti (3/1), Merchant Of Venice (10/3), Glenn Coco (4/1), Swiss Cheer (4/1), Rangali Island (5/1), Samphire Coast (11/1)
- Rangali Island
- Merchant Of Venice
- Glenn Coco
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