18:20 Chelmsford City

Saturday 28 September 2019

All17:2017:5018:2018:5019:2019:5020:20

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Class 2  |   1m 2f  |   Standard  |   9 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 18:25  |   Winning time: 2m 1.81s
Weighed In
1st
1
(6)
4/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: Hector Crouch
Tracked leaders on outside, pushed along 3f out, headway on outside to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, found extra last strides, bit in hand op 3/1
2nd
nk
3
(5)
4/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: P Cosgrave
Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd approaching final furlong, soon every chance, found no extra last strides tchd 7/2
3rd
3 ¼
9
(8)
20/1
T: D M SimcockJ: M Dwyer
Slowly into stride and pushed along leaving stalls, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, some headway inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, not trouble 1st 2 op 16/1
4th
¾
4
(7)
12/1
T: C HillsJ: P J McDonald
Tracked leader 8f out, challenged 2f out, led soon after, headed over 1f out, no extra in 3rd final furlong, lost that placing towards finish op 14/1
5th
1
8
(2)
25/1
T: C G CoxJ: William Cox (3)
Held up last, ridden on wide outside over 1f out, never on terms tchd 28/1
6th
¾
7
(3)
20/1
T: H PalmerJ: Nicola Currie
Held up in mid-division, pushed along and unable to quicken over 2f out, never on terms op 25/1
7th
1 ½
6
(1)
14/1
T: D M SimcockJ: Tom Marquand
Last pair throughout, never a factor op 12/1 tchd 11/1
8th
1 ¼
5
(4)
9/2
T: M ApplebyJ: Theodore Ladd (5)
Mid-division, ridden and weakened inside final 2f op 7/2
9th
3 ½
2
(9)
9/4f
T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin
Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong op 3/1

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Betting

Forecast

Star Of Bengal (9/4), Bin Battuta (4/1), Commander Cole (4/1), Star Of Southwold (9/2), Bartholomeu Dias (12/1), Breath Caught (14/1), Highbrow (20/1), El Ghazwani (20/1), King's Slipper (25/1)

Verdict

Godophin's talent pool runs deep and although BIN BATTUTA is probably well down the pecking order, it has to be notable that he's still being persevered with as a five-year-old. He's been gelded since he was last seen out (in a Group 3 in Dubai in February) but, given that his trainer had a number of options for this at the final declaration stage, it seems safe to assume he's been found a winnable race in which to make his belated seasonal debut. Commander Cole, a stablemate of Bin Battuta, and the relatively light raced Star Of Bengal won't make this easy for the selection, while Star Of Southwold could also be good value to make the frame.
  1. Bin Battuta
  2. Commander Cole
  3. Star Of Bengal

Previous Winners

2018
Across Dubai
Weight: 8-11  |Age: 4
Weight: 8-11  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Oisin Murphy
  |  
T: W J Haggas
5/2

Prize Money

1st: £12,450.002nd: £3,728.003rd: £1,864.004th: £932.005th: £466.006th: £234.00

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