19:50 Chelmsford City

Thursday 25 November 2021

All16:2016:5017:2017:5018:2018:5019:2019:50

    Christmas Party Nights Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 4  |   1m 2f  |   Standard  |   9 Runners  |   Polytrack
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:52  |   Winning time: 2m 4.41s
1
(6)
Horse silk
Balgair28
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-1| J: Tom Marquand| T: Tom Clover| OR:  82| CD
12/1
Slipped below last winning mark and resumed winning ways with a smooth success in a C&D handicap 4 weeks ago. 3 lb rise looks fair and fancied to give another good account.
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2
(2)
Horse silk
Roman Dynastyp14
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-11| J: Jack Mitchell| T: Joseph Parr| OR:  81
9/1
Eleven runs since last win in 2020. 12/1, respectable fifth of 11 in handicap at this course (8f) 14 days ago, weakening last ½f. Longer trip not sure to suit on that evidence.
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3
(8)
Horse silk
Cerulean194
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9| J: Jason Hart| T: I Furtado| OR:  79
10/1
Siyouni gelding who showed fairly useful form on 3 of 4 starts in maidens at up to 9f in France earlier this year. Changed hands for €18,000 in July and market best guide making handicap debut.
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4
(1)
Horse silk
Pactolush,t28
Age: 10|  Weight: 9-8| J: Marco Ghiani| T: S C Williams| OR:  75| CD
40/1
4-time course winner. Below form when 6¾ lengths fifth of 6 to Balgair in handicap at this C&D (11/1) 28 days ago. Has work to do.
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6
(7)
Horse silk
Pledge Of Honour15
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4| J: Daniel Muscutt| T: D K Ivory| OR:  71| D
5/1
9/2, shaped better than bare result when eighth of 14 in handicap at Kempton (1m) 15 days ago, finishing with running left. Back up in trip. Not taken lightly.
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7
(3)
Horse silk
Wimpole Hallp33
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-3| J: Hollie Doyle| T: W Jarvis| OR:  70| CD
16/1
3-time C&D winner. 9/1, won 12-runner handicap at this C&D 33 days ago, cosily. Remains with handicapping scope but circumstances may not be so favourable this time.
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8
(4)
Horse silk
Hathlool17
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: Jason Watson| T: M Appleby| OR:  70
15/8
Promising sort. 9/1, first run since leaving Kevin Prendergast when good second of 7 in minor event at Newcastle (10.2f) 17 days ago. Interesting now handicapping with prospect of more to come.
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9
(5)
Horse silk
Gold Wingp33
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11| J: Cieren Fallon| T: S bin Suroor| OR:  67
13/2
16/1, good second of 13 in handicap at this course (1m) 33 days ago, squeezed through gap 1f out and responding well. Claims of hitting the frame if proving as effective over this even longer trip.
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10
(9)
Horse silk
Jenson Benson47
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-7| J: Callum Shepherd| T: S Lycett| OR:  63| C
6/1
Kodi Bear gelding who made it 2 wins from 4 starts for this yard when landing 12-runner handicap at this course (1m) 47 days ago. Return to this trip will hold no fears and he's a live player again.
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Non-Runners

5
(10)
Horse silk
Toromona17
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 3
T: C Appleby  J: R Winston
NR

Forecasts

Hathlool (15/8), Toromona (4/1), Pledge Of Honour (5/1), Jenson Benson (6/1), Gold Wing (13/2), Roman Dynasty (9/1), Cerulean (10/1), Balgair (12/1), Wimpole Hall (16/1), Pactolus (40/1)

Verdict

An interesting race to finish with the vote in favour of HATHLOOL. He showed plenty to work on starting out for his new yard when runner-up at Newcastle (10.2f) 17 days ago and appeals as being on a good mark ahead of his handicap debut with the prospect of more to come. Jenson Benson is thriving for Shaun Lycett and feared most, ahead of Balgair and Pledge of Honour.

  1. HATHLOOL (IRE)
  2. JENSON BENSON (IRE)
  3. BALGAIR

Previous Winners

2020
Fitwood Star
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 4
9/4

Prize Money

1st: £4,347.002nd: £2,041.003rd: £1,021.004th: £510.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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