15:00 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 14 Aug 2018

Extra Places At Totesport.com Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £8,345 - 5 declared to run - Draw Advantage: Low

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (3)
117-765
iT
Red, white stripe, striped sleeves (Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah)

Mudallel (IRE)  29 

b g Invincible Spirit - Lixirova (Slickly)

4 9-7
80
4 9-7
80

Dual AW scorer last term who shaped as if back in form when fifth in handicap at Ayr (7.2f) 29 days ago, not clear run. Lots to like with Ryan Moore up now.

Dual AW scorer last term who shaped as if back in form when fifth in handicap at Ayr (7.2f) 29 days ago, not clear run. Lots to like with Ryan Moore up now.

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2 (1)
51-3316
iT
White, purple epaulets and armlets (Mrs Jan Harris & Mrs M Doyle)

Shadow Warrior 32 

b g Born To Sea - Dolcetto (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-6
79
4 9-6
79

Latest win at Windsor in June. Sixth of 9 in handicap (7/2) at Ascot (8f, good to firm) 32 days ago, racing freely. Must improve.

Latest win at Windsor in June. Sixth of 9 in handicap (7/2) at Ascot (8f, good to firm) 32 days ago, racing freely. Must improve.

3 (4)
554-508
iT
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs E Evans)

Kodiline (IRE)  15 

b g Kodiac - Kris Spring (Kris S)

4 9-6
79
4 9-6
79

40/1, first run since leaving Clive Cox when below form eighth of 15 in handicap at Windsor (6f, good) 15 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

40/1, first run since leaving Clive Cox when below form eighth of 15 in handicap at Windsor (6f, good) 15 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

4 (2)
636465
iT
Emerald green, white chevron and armlets, orange cap (Mr R P Gallagher)

Mr Minerals 20 

ch g Poet's Voice - River Song (Siphon)

4 9-5 t
78
4 9-5 t
78

Dual AW winner. Fifth of 6 in handicap at Sandown (8f, firm, 5/1) 20 days ago. Return to polytrack will suit and on a fair mark.

Dual AW winner. Fifth of 6 in handicap at Sandown (8f, firm, 5/1) 20 days ago. Return to polytrack will suit and on a fair mark.

5 (5)
411-567
iT
Yellow, red seams and armlets (The Eagle Has Landed)

The Eagle's Nest (IRE)  22 

ch g Lope De Vega - Follow My Lead (Night Shift)

4 9-2
75
4 9-2
75

C&D winner. Last of 7 in handicap (13/2) at Windsor (8.1f, good to firm) 22 days ago. Return to this venue could spark a revival.

C&D winner. Last of 7 in handicap (13/2) at Windsor (8.1f, good to firm) 22 days ago. Return to this venue could spark a revival.

6 (6)
808684
iT
Maroon, yellow star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Mr Tugay Akman)

Executive Force 15 

b g Sepoy - Mazuna (Cape Cross)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. Backed into 5/1, creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 15 days ago, not clear run. Cheekpieces back on. One to keep an eye on.

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. Backed into 5/1, creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 15 days ago, not clear run. Cheekpieces back on. One to keep an eye on.

Verdict

Shadow Warrior is only 1lb higher than when striking by a head over 1m at Windsor last time and is capable of taking a hand on these terms, though of more interest is THE EAGLE'S NEST, who performed below par on turf last time but could benefit from reverting to the all-weather. He won over C&D in December and is now rated only 2lb higher. Mudallel was outpaced over 7f last time and is expected to improve for the return to a mile.

Verdict

MUDALLEL didn't get much luck when shaping as if back in form at Ayr last time and can resume winning ways with Ryan Moore up. Like the selection, Mr Minerals will be at home back on an artificial surface and he's considered having fallen in the weights. Market support again for Executive Force would be interesting.