19:00 Chelmsford City

Thursday 17 October 2019

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Class 4  |   7f  |   Standard  |   12 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 19:04  |   Winning time: 1m 25.82s
Weighed In
1
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Jim Crowley |  T: S bin Suroor|  OR: 87
5/1

Lightly-raced colt who broke his maiden at the third attempt at Wolverhampton (6f). Has struggled in two starts since then, including latest when he was seventh of eight over this C&D. Is now down 3lb which will help. One to think about.

3
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: S De Sousa |  T: S Dow|  OR: 84|  D
8/1

Scored over this distance at Epsom two starts ago when he got up by a short-head. Was unable to follow it up at Newmarket (7f) on his latest appearance where he had just one horse behind him in a 12 runner race. Needs to bounce back.

4
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: B J Meehan|  OR: 85|  D
3/1

Won over this distance at Goodwood back in May but since then he has been sprinting over 6f. Finished sixth of 10 on his latest start at Ascot (6f). Drops down 2lb in the weights to his last winning mark and is up in trip. Worth consideration.

5
(13)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Tyler Saunders |  T: J G Portman|  OR: 82|  CD
9/1

A C&D winner here in 2018. His sole success this year came over this distance at Kempton back in June. Has been running consistently well since then, although he was seventh of eight on his latest attempt at Kempton (1m). Can't be discounted.

6
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Nicola Currie |  T: George Baker|  OR: 83|  C
25/1

Recorded four consecutive wins last year but has not prevailed since. His form recently has been disappointing. Could only finish seventh of nine last time at Goodwood (6f). Down 3lb but others appeal more on recent form.

7
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: James Doyle |  T: S & E Crisford|  OR: 82|  D
4/1

Broke his maiden at Salisbury (7f) back in August in a novice race. Almost scored from this mark at Newmarket (7f) two runs ago when he was second of seven. Came home fourth of nine last time here over 1m. One to consider.

8
(7)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: P D Evans|  OR: 78
10/1

Has come close on a number of occasions this year but has often had to settle for second place, including on his penultimate start at Pontefract (6f). Finished at the rear of 12 runner field at Chester (7f) last time. Others are preferred.

9
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: D C Costello |  T: J A Osborne|  OR: 78|  CD
25/1

His sole success came over this C&D on just his third start. His form this year has been mixed. He was a long way down the field last time when he was eighth of nine here over 1m. Down to a career low mark again now but needs to improve.

10
(12)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Rowan Scott |  T: N Tinkler|  OR: 78|  D
20/1

Is a six-time winner but has not scored since May 2017. Was eighth of 12 on his latest outing at Pontefract (6f). Very capable off this latest mark if he can reproduce some of his old form so he has to be respected.

11
(2)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: K Shoemark |  T: Richard Spencer|  OR: 77|  C
6/1

Scored at this track over 1m twice in January. On his last outing, he finished second of eight here (1m). Has gone up just 1lb in the weights since then. One for the shortlist as he is very capable off this mark.

12
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: S M Levey |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 78
25/1

Was on a hat-trick bid last time at Bath (1m) following wins over 1m at Sandown and Bath respectively. She had to settle for fourth place of six on her latest outing. Is running well at the moment so she is one to consider.

13
(4)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: E J Walsh |  T: Martin Smith|  OR: 75|  D
50/1

Scored at Lingfeld (1m) on the AW back in March but since then he has not beaten a single runner in four appearances, including on his latest start at Brighton (6f) in a seven runner field. Hard to make a case for on recent form.

Non-Runners

2
(11)
Assimilation14
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 3
T: Ed Walker  J: Tom Marquand

Betting

Forecast

Dominus (3/1), Aluqair (4/1), Assimilation (9/2), Madkhal (5/1), Philamundo (6/1), Corazon Espinado (8/1), Quick Breath (9/1), Atletico (10/1), Normandy Barriere (20/1), Commander Han (25/1), Quiet Endeavour (25/1), Amorously (25/1), In The Red (50/1)

Verdict

Recent Wolverhampton winner ASSIMILATION can have more success on this surface despite his 6lb rise in the weights. He was staying on strongly at the finish last time so take the gelding to follow up again. Aluqair has been running well off this mark recently and should be in contention in the closing stages once again, while Philamundo often produces his best form here and is more than capable of finishing in the frame.
  1. Assimilation
  2. Aluqair
  3. Philamundo

Previous Winners

2018
Gallipoli
Weight: 9-9  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-9  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Oisin Murphy
  |  
T: R A Fahey
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £5,531.002nd: £1,646.003rd: £823.004th: £411.005th: £400.006th: £400.007th: £400.008th: £400.00

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