17:00 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 14 Aug 2018

Hacienda Classical Here 1st September Handicap (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,493 - 8 declared to run - Draw Advantage: Low

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1 (3)
5437-18
iT
Dark blue and red stripes, white sleeves, dark blue armlets (Staverton Owners Group)

Captain George (IRE)  150 (113J) 

b g Bushranger - High Society Girl (Key Of Luck)

Non Runner

Non Runner

9/1, below form fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (18.5f, soft) 113 days ago, not ideally placed. Off 113 days.

9/1, below form fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (18.5f, soft) 113 days ago, not ideally placed. Off 113 days.

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2 (9)
712924
iT
Red, yellow sash, striped sleeves and star on cap (Mr W Clifford)

Ochos Rios 18 

b g Shirocco - Society Rose (Saddlers' Hall)

5 10-0
60
5 10-0
60

Winner at L'ancresse in May. 9/2, creditable fourth of 8 in handicap at Chepstow (16f, good to firm) 18 days ago. More required here. Makes polytrack debut.

Winner at L'ancresse in May. 9/2, creditable fourth of 8 in handicap at Chepstow (16f, good to firm) 18 days ago. More required here. Makes polytrack debut.

3 (8)
649-42
iT
Mauve and purple (quartered), mauve sleeves, purple stars (Graham And Yolanda King)

Ginger Lady (IRE)  39 

ch f Helmet - Theola (Kalanisi)

4 9-11
57 2
4 9-11
57 2

Lightly-raced maiden. Found improvement when second of 11 in handicap over C&D 39 days ago and can race off same mark here. One to consider.

Lightly-raced maiden. Found improvement when second of 11 in handicap over C&D 39 days ago and can race off same mark here. One to consider.

4 (2)
009411
iT
Red, white sash, royal blue cap (Cheveley Park Stud)

Alexanderthegreat (FR) (ex6)  7 

b g Redoute's Choice - Garota Da Ipanema (Sillery)

3 9-11 p
68
3 9-11 p
68

Upped his game of late, following up victory at Lingfield with decisive success in handicap at Newbury (12f, good to firm) 7 days ago. 9 lb higher now (inc 6 lb penalty) but must go well again.

Upped his game of late, following up victory at Lingfield with decisive success in handicap at Newbury (12f, good to firm) 7 days ago. 9 lb higher now (inc 6 lb penalty) but must go well again.

5 (4)
2-05555
iT
Orange, emerald green sash, emerald green and white check sleeves and cap (Graham & Lynn Knight)

Seventii 2 

b f Medicean - Lowndes (Rail Link)

Non Runner

Non Runner

12/1, respectable fifth of 10 in handicap at Windsor (11.4f, good) 2 days ago. Back up in trip. Others more persuasive.

12/1, respectable fifth of 10 in handicap at Windsor (11.4f, good) 2 days ago. Back up in trip. Others more persuasive.

6 (1)
57-4187
iT
Black, red cross belts, yellow sleeves (Mr M A M A Al Falasi)

Diana Lady (CHI)  11 

gr m Dunkirk - Lady Kitty Karson (Carson City)

6 9-8
54
6 9-8
54

C&D winner. Winner here in May. Seventh of 10 in handicap at Newmarket (12f, good to firm, 50/1) 11 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

C&D winner. Winner here in May. Seventh of 10 in handicap at Newmarket (12f, good to firm, 50/1) 11 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

7 (6)
425-89D
iT
Black, grey hooped sleeves and cap (The Old Enough To Know Better Partners)

Masters Apprentice (IRE)  56 

ch g Mastercraftsman - Maghzaa (Aqlaam)

3 9-5
62
3 9-5
62

Very good second of 9 in handicap at Brighton (11.9f, good, 10/1) 56 days ago, just holding on (first past the post but subsequently disqualified). Something to find on form.

Very good second of 9 in handicap at Brighton (11.9f, good, 10/1) 56 days ago, just holding on (first past the post but subsequently disqualified). Something to find on form.

8 (5)
77/67-07
iT
Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue sleeves, yellow armlets and star on royal blue cap (Mrs P J Sheen)

Epsom Day (IRE)  75 

b g Teofilo - Dubai Flower (Manduro)

5 9-4 p
50
5 9-4 p
50

50/1, seventh of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (11.6f, good to soft) 75 days ago. Back up in trip. Hard to recommend.

50/1, seventh of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (11.6f, good to soft) 75 days ago. Back up in trip. Hard to recommend.

9 (7)
543576
iT
Red, yellow seams, black sleeves, yellow stars, red cap, yellow stars (J R Atherton & Emma Byrne)

Simply Clever 22 

ch m Stimulation - Well Of Echoes (Diktat)

5 9-0 p
46 3
5 9-0 p
46 3

Twenty one runs since last win in 2016. Below form sixth of 15 in handicap (40/1) at Beverley (9.9f, good to firm) 22 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. 1 lb out of the weights.

Twenty one runs since last win in 2016. Below form sixth of 15 in handicap (40/1) at Beverley (9.9f, good to firm) 22 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. 1 lb out of the weights.

10 (10)
939252
iT
Red, white cross belts, halved sleeves (Mr N Pickett)

Lyford (IRE)  16 

ch g Intense Focus - Nurture (Bachelor Duke)

3 8-10
53
3 8-10
53

Only narrowly failed to bag first success in 12-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (14f) 16 days ago. 3 lb higher now but should make presence felt once more.

Only narrowly failed to bag first success in 12-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (14f) 16 days ago. 3 lb higher now but should make presence felt once more.

Verdict

William Haggas' ALEXANDERTHEGREAT has impressed over 1m4f the last twice and looks to land the hat-trick up in trip with Ryan Moore an interesting recruit to the saddle. Lyford has knocked on the door on his last two all-weather outings and looked good at this distance when beaten a nose last time, while Ginger Lady went close over track and trip latest and is another to consider.

Verdict

ALEXANDERTHEGREAT has really thrived since granted a stiffer test of stamina and is chasing a hat-trick after recent victories at Lingfield and Newbury. This longer trip could well see further progress and he is fancied to go in again. Ginger Lady rates the principal danger after an improved effort last time, whilst Lyford is also of interest.