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  • Prize money: £5050.8
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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chelmsfordcityracecourse.com Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 089-

Last run: 91 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three outings over 7f/1m on turf in Ireland for Johnny Murtagh; bought for 11,000gns in October and gelded; more chance now handicapping; one to note in the betting.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(9)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:25 Leicester

High Court Judge

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: David Dennis

Recorded back-to-back 1m AW wins last year but losing run since then now at 13 starts; competitive on his last two outings for Richard Bandey; has since changed hands but needs a big improvement on his turf form.

8/1

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 26546-

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

In good hands but he's failed to build on his handicap debut second at Yarmouth (1m) in August, taking his record to 0-8 when fading into sixth at Wolverhampton (7f) last time; first-time cheekpieces replace blinkers.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(3)

14th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Manuha

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

In good hands but he's failed to build on his handicap debut second at Yarmouth (1m) in August, taking his record to 0-8 when fading into sixth at Wolverhampton (7f) last time; first-time cheekpieces replace blinkers.

5/1

6th

7

(8)

18th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

12:39 Wolverhampton (AW)

Manuha

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, pressed leader on outer, lost position 4f out, soon shaken up

11/2

Form: 8620-1 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Bounced back quickly from a lesser effort on Tapeta when getting off the mark in 1m Kempton handicap (1m) eight days ago, although he did enjoy the run of that four-runner race and a 3lb rise demands a bit more.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(6)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Crocodile Roll

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Robert Eddery

Has form figures of 213 in handicaps on Polytrack, the win gained in small field over 1m here; creditable third at Chelmsford last time; not without a chance, provided he copes with the drop back to 7f.

7/1

3rd

1

(6)

14th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Crocodile Roll

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Robert Eddery

steadied start, took keen hold, held up in last, not clear run and switched right 2f out

7/2

1st

3

(1)

6th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Crocodile Roll

8st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Robert Eddery

slowly into stride, raced in last, shaken up and headway on outer over 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, kept on well

13/2

Form: 9771- D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Improved to make a winning handicap debut at Southwell (1m) 16 days ago; the third has boosted the form by winning twice since; 6lb rise doesn't look enough to stop him with further progress likely.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(8)

23rd Jan 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Silky Smooth

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Improved to make a winning handicap debut at Southwell (1m; 7-2 favourite) last month but he faded into fourth of seven in his follow-up bid at Chelmsford last Saturday; that was disappointing but he still has potential for powerful yard and could kick on again on this return to Tapeta.

7/2

4th

4

(5)

14th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Silky Smooth

9st 6lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Roger Varian

pressed leader

5/4

1st

10

(6)

29th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Silky Smooth

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

midfield

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 63876-

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

No impact in two 1m nurseries for Clive Cox in the autumn and always towards the rear on 1m2f yard debut a fortnight ago; this new headgear combination needs to make a big difference.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

11

(4)

2nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Grand Central

9st 8lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Phil McEntee

Placed in two of his three visits here (8.6f/9.5f), but 0-22 and has a bit to find, even at this level.

40/1

13th

14

(12)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Grand Central

8st 8lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Phil McEntee

pressed leader

33/1

9th

12

(1)

25th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Grand Central

8st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Phil McEntee

20-race maiden; recent efforts have been very underwhelming but it's worth noting he's now 6lb lower than when going close over C&D in May on latest visit to Wolverhampton.

12/1

Form: 4079-

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Some promise on his 5f debut in May but below that level since returning to action in the autumn, including when well held on 7f Kempton handicap debut in November; steps back up in trip on return from a 73-day break.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

9

(9)

21st Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:25 Brighton

Stamford Blue

9st 3lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, midfield, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

8/1

3rd

11

(1)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Chepstow

Stamford Blue

9st 1lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Richard Hannon

Unplaced all ten starts but ran with credit when fourth of 14 in a similar event at Bath (1m, good) on Wednesday, seeing the trip out better than he had previously; each-way claims if repeating that effort.

8/1

4th

13

(13)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Bath

Stamford Blue

9st 1lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Modest and inconsistent 3yo maiden; down the field in handicaps the last twice, 50-1 shot both times; hopes of a bigger performance are pinned on the drop to 0-50 classified level.

14/1

Form: 585-

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Hinted at ability in qualifying runs (all around 1m) and certainly bred to be better than an opening mark in the 60s; interesting contender.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:27 Newcastle (AW)

Carouselle

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

0-7 but her fifth at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) last Saturday was one of her better runs and she made her headway out wide; wears first-time cheekpieces today and she's not discounted.

9/1

5th

8

(11)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Carouselle

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Well beaten in all three handicaps, most recently when upped to 1m4f on turf last month; with a good stable and not written off just yet but it takes a big leap of faith to support her here.

16/1

6th

7

(7)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 6y

Class 6

16:35 Epsom

Carouselle

9st 0lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Well-bred filly but she's been regressive in her five runs so far and has finished a tailed-off last in both her handicaps (1m/1m1f); dropped another 4lb but has a lot to prove on her step up to this trip.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £130.00
Straight Forecast £118.00
Trifecta £432.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Silky Smooth

POSTDATA:

Crocodile Roll

The Times:

High Court Judge

The Guardian:

Manuha

Daily Record:

Crocodile Roll

Daily Mail:

High Court Judge

RP Ratings:

Silky Smooth

NEWMARKET:

Silky Smooth

Telegraph:

Silky Smooth

D Express:

Silky Smooth

Daily Mirror:

Silky Smooth

The Sun:

Silky Smooth

The Star:

Silky Smooth