18:15 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Bet Toteplacepot At Betfred.com Novice Stakes (Class 5) (3YO only)

Winner £5,175 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m 2f

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1 (6)
2-
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Silver, tassel on cap (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)

Danzay (IRE)  8 

b c Raven's Pass - La Chapelle (Holy Roman Emperor)

3 9-2
-
3 9-2
-

Once-raced maiden. Second of 10 in minor event (11/4) at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 8 days ago, finishing with running left. May well do better and he's a major player.

Once-raced maiden. Second of 10 in minor event (11/4) at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 8 days ago, finishing with running left. May well do better and he's a major player.

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2 (1)
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Royal blue (Godolphin)

Native Arrow (USA)  

ch c Kitten's Joy - Dixie Shoes (Giant's Causeway)

3 9-2
-
3 9-2
-

$120,000 yearling, Kitten's Joy colt. Dam US 1m winner. One for the shortlist on debut given connections and confidence behind him in the betting would look significant.

$120,000 yearling, Kitten's Joy colt. Dam US 1m winner. One for the shortlist on debut given connections and confidence behind him in the betting would look significant.

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Red, dark blue sleeves, white cap (Emirates Park Pty Ltd)

Shakour (IRE)  22 

b c Declaration Of War - Another Storm (Gone West)

3 9-2 t
-
3 9-2 t
-

Twice-raced maiden. Third of 12 in minor event at Kempton (8f, 6/1) 22 days ago. Step up in trip should be in his favour and bold bid looks assured.

Twice-raced maiden. Third of 12 in minor event at Kempton (8f, 6/1) 22 days ago. Step up in trip should be in his favour and bold bid looks assured.

4 (7)
66-
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Emerald green, dark blue chevrons, emerald green sleeves, dark blue hoops and cuffs, emerald green cap (Scuderia Blueberry S R L)

Volevo Lui 36 

b c Farhh - Veronica Franco (Lomitas)

3 9-2
-
3 9-2
-

Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 13 in maiden (80/1) at Kempton (10f) 36 days ago. Yard also saddles Blame Me Forever.

Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 13 in maiden (80/1) at Kempton (10f) 36 days ago. Yard also saddles Blame Me Forever.

5 (5)
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Light blue and yellow stripes, light blue sleeves, yellow stars, light blue cap (Gwyn & Samantha Powell)

Approaching Menace 26 

b f Cityscape - Candle (Dansili)

3 8-11
-
3 8-11
-

Once-raced maiden. 50/1, last of 9 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 26 days ago, hampered. Readily passed over.

Once-raced maiden. 50/1, last of 9 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 26 days ago, hampered. Readily passed over.

6 (2)
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Maroon, royal blue seams, dark blue sleeves, dark blue and maroon hooped cap (Mr R Bruni & Partner)

Blame Me Forever (USA)  36 

b f Blame - Empress Josephine (Empire Maker)

3 8-11
-
3 8-11
-

Once-raced maiden. 40/1, ninth of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 36 days ago, very slowly away. Like stablemate Volevo Lui, she's probably more of a long-term prospect.

Once-raced maiden. 40/1, ninth of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 36 days ago, very slowly away. Like stablemate Volevo Lui, she's probably more of a long-term prospect.

7 (3)
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Red and royal blue stripes, red sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap (Paul Smith & Rae Guest)

Wallflower (IRE)  30 

b f Thewayyouare - Gaselee (Toccet)

3 8-11
-
3 8-11
-

Once-raced maiden. 50/1, eighth of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) on debut 30 days ago. Significantly up in trip and big leap forward needed.

Once-raced maiden. 50/1, eighth of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) on debut 30 days ago. Significantly up in trip and big leap forward needed.

Verdict

Danzay is the pick of those with experience following his second-placed finish on his racecourse debut last month. Blame Me Forever and Shakour are others who have the benefit of racing experience who should go well but the preference is for NATIVE ARROW. The son of Kitten's Joy is closely related to plenty of winners and he cost connections $120,000 as a yearling, so can be expected to give a good account on debut.

Verdict

Charlie Appleby's newcomers invariably know what's required of them and NATIVE ARROW is taken to underline that point by making a winning debut. He looks the part on paper and it will be an ominous sign for his rivals if the market speaks in his favour. Danzay shaped with plenty of promise on debut at Wolverhampton and may emerge as the main danger ahead of Shakour.

18:45 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Bet Totejackpot At Betfred.com Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,693 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: Low

2

1m

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1 (9)
5/04000-
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Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlets, yellow cap (Michael & Heather Yarrow)

Fighting Temeraire (IRE)  15 

b g Invincible Spirit - Hot Ticket (Selkirk)

5 9-7
80
5 9-7
80

Tenth of 13 in handicap at Kempton (8f, 14/1) 15 days ago, slowly away. Fair bit to prove at present.

Tenth of 13 in handicap at Kempton (8f, 14/1) 15 days ago, slowly away. Fair bit to prove at present.

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Yellow, yellow and dark blue diabolo on sleeves (John Nicholls (trading) & Matthew Cott)

Bold Prediction (IRE)  181 

b g Kodiac - Alexander Eliott (Night Shift)

8 9-6
79
8 9-6
79

C&D winner. Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. Eighth of 12 in handicap at this C&D (11/1). Off 6 months but will be a danger to all off this mark if he puts his best foot forward.

C&D winner. Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. Eighth of 12 in handicap at this C&D (11/1). Off 6 months but will be a danger to all off this mark if he puts his best foot forward.

3 (7)
0709U6-
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Black, red armlets (Mr Trevor Johnson)

Gentlemen 22 

ch g Ad Valorem - Stoney Cove (Needwood Blade)

7 9-6 h
79
7 9-6 h
79

Reluctant individual. 4-time course winner. Twenty three runs since last win in 2016. 33/1, sixth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW) 22 days ago. Others make more appeal.

Reluctant individual. 4-time course winner. Twenty three runs since last win in 2016. 33/1, sixth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW) 22 days ago. Others make more appeal.

4 (10)
240332-
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Royal blue, orange epaulets, royal blue sleeves, orange stars, royal blue cap, orange star (Oakfield Racing)

Lagenda 18 

b g Dick Turpin - Whirly Dancer (Danehill Dancer)

5 9-4 p
77
5 9-4 p
77

One win from 24 Flat runs. Twenty one runs since last win in 2015. 7/2, creditable second of 5 in handicap at this C&D 18 days ago. In with a shout off the same mark.

One win from 24 Flat runs. Twenty one runs since last win in 2015. 7/2, creditable second of 5 in handicap at this C&D 18 days ago. In with a shout off the same mark.

5 (5)
620917-
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Emerald green, white epaulets, white cap (Les Boyer Partnership)

Casina Di Notte (IRE)  91 

ch g Casamento - Nightswimmer (Noverre)

4 9-4 b
77
4 9-4 b
77

Winner at Yarmouth in August. Creditable seventh of 13 in handicap at this C&D (25/1). Off 91 days and blinkers back on. Needs to raise his game a notch.

Winner at Yarmouth in August. Creditable seventh of 13 in handicap at this C&D (25/1). Off 91 days and blinkers back on. Needs to raise his game a notch.

6 (1)
0157/64-
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Yellow, royal blue seams and sleeves, red cap (Happy Valley Racing & Breeding Limited)

Able Jack 29 

b g Iffraaj - Solva (Singspiel)

5 9-2 v
75
5 9-2 v
75

Bit below form fourth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 10/1) 29 days ago. However, continues to edge down the weights and he merits consideration.

Bit below form fourth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 10/1) 29 days ago. However, continues to edge down the weights and he merits consideration.

7 (8)
144090-
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Yellow, black cross belts and sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap (Mr W E Enticknap & Partner)

Lunar Deity 22 

b g Medicean - Luminda (Danehill)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

C&D winner. Latest win at Brighton in June. 20/1, last of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW) 22 days ago. Able Jack appears to be the stable first-string.

C&D winner. Latest win at Brighton in June. 20/1, last of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW) 22 days ago. Able Jack appears to be the stable first-string.

8 (2)
773231-
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blue, silver braid, black cap (Mrs T Brudenell & Mrs J Chapple-hyam)

Wicker 18 

b f Myboycharlie - Lady Berta (Bertolini)

4 8-13
72
4 8-13
72

2/1, didn't need to be at best when winning 5-runner maiden at this C&D 18 days ago. Still has low mileage and she's a must for the shortlist back in handicap company.

2/1, didn't need to be at best when winning 5-runner maiden at this C&D 18 days ago. Still has low mileage and she's a must for the shortlist back in handicap company.

9 (3)
5/332-
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black, orange star (Mr Craig Buckingham)

Ebtkaar (IRE)  18 

b g Cape Cross - Clare Glen (Sakhee)

4 8-12
71
4 8-12
71

Lightly-raced maiden. First run since leaving Roger Varian when excellent second of 7 in handicap at this course (7f, 6/1) 18 days ago, no match for winner. Has to be taken seriously.

Lightly-raced maiden. First run since leaving Roger Varian when excellent second of 7 in handicap at this course (7f, 6/1) 18 days ago, no match for winner. Has to be taken seriously.

10 (4)
443221-
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Black, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Paddy Barrett)

Samphire Coast 20 

b g Fastnet Rock - Faslen (Fasliyev)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Three wins from 16 runs last year. Career best when winning 11-runner handicap (7/4) at this C&D 20 days ago, keeping on well. More needed up 4 lb in this stronger race but he's not discounted.

Three wins from 16 runs last year. Career best when winning 11-runner handicap (7/4) at this C&D 20 days ago, keeping on well. More needed up 4 lb in this stronger race but he's not discounted.

Verdict

WICKER ended 2017 with a victory in a maiden event over C&D and she should be capable of going very well from her current mark. Ebtkaar ran well on his debut for these connections recently and he could prove to be the main threat to the selection. Others to note in a competitive contest are Casina di Notte, Lagenda and Samphire Coast.

Verdict

EBTKAAR failed to progress in maidens for Roger Varian, but he took a step firmly in the right direction on debut for new connections when runner-up in 7f handicap here last month. With the return to this trip a plus, the 4-y-o makes plenty of appeal off the same mark. Able Jack continues to edge down the weights and looks dangerous, while Wicker and Lagenda are others to consider.

19:15 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Bet Totequadpot At Betfred.com Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,693 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: High

3

2m

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1 (3)
886535-
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Orange, dark blue sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds (Melbourne 10 Racing)

Start Seven 14 

br g Dilum - Dancingintheclouds (Rainbow Quest)

6 10-3
87
6 10-3
87

Three wins from 11 runs last year. 12/1, below form fifth of 9 in handicap at Southwell (12.1f) 14 days ago, left poorly placed. Significantly back up in trip and claims if firing on all cylinders.

Three wins from 11 runs last year. 12/1, below form fifth of 9 in handicap at Southwell (12.1f) 14 days ago, left poorly placed. Significantly back up in trip and claims if firing on all cylinders.

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2 (1)
777803-
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Light green, light blue chevron, black and white check sleeves and cap (Mr Marc Walker & Partners)

Vettori Rules 22 

gr g Aussie Rules - Vettori loose (Vettori)

5 10-0
84
5 10-0
84

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 33/1, third of 10 in handicap at Kempton (16f) 22 days ago, having run of race. Something to find on form.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 33/1, third of 10 in handicap at Kempton (16f) 22 days ago, having run of race. Something to find on form.

3 (2)
551454-
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Red, yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Mr W F Davis)

Ayr Of Elegance 15 

b m Motivator - Gaelic Swan (Nashwan)

6 9-4
74
6 9-4
74

Three wins from 11 runs last year. Latest win at Lingfield in July. 3 lengths fourth of 7 to Noble Behest in handicap (6/1) at Lingfield (15.8f, AW) 15 days ago. Vulnerable from a win point of view.

Three wins from 11 runs last year. Latest win at Lingfield in July. 3 lengths fourth of 7 to Noble Behest in handicap (6/1) at Lingfield (15.8f, AW) 15 days ago. Vulnerable from a win point of view.

4 (5)
10835/3-
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Black and yellow stripes (Dethrone Racing)

Argante (FR)  20 (3J) 

b g Singspiel - Abyaan (Ela-Mana-Mou)

9 9-2 b
72
9 9-2 b
72

5/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Fakenham (20f, heavy) 3 days ago. Latest effort in this sphere was solid but others preferred all the same.

5/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Fakenham (20f, heavy) 3 days ago. Latest effort in this sphere was solid but others preferred all the same.

5 (6)
460622-
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White, dark blue chevrons, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, pink cap, dark blue star (Aedos, Goddard, Milligan & Tompkins)

Lost The Moon 15 

b m Authorized - Missouri (Charnwood Forest)

5 9-2
72
5 9-2
72

Course winner. Creditable neck second of 7 to Noble Behest in handicap (4/1) at Lingfield (15.8f, AW) 15 days ago. 3 lb better off with that rival now and should give another good account.

Course winner. Creditable neck second of 7 to Noble Behest in handicap (4/1) at Lingfield (15.8f, AW) 15 days ago. 3 lb better off with that rival now and should give another good account.

6 (4)
701111-
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Emerald green, white epaulets, black sleeves, white cap (Mr A C Elliott)

Noble Behest 15 

b g Sir Percy - Lady Hestia (Belong To Me)

4 9-1 p
76
4 9-1 p
76

Promising individual. First run since leaving Marcus Tregoning and career best when winning 7-runner handicap at Lingfield (2/1, 15.8f, AW) 15 days ago by neck from Lost The Moon, well on top finish.

Promising individual. First run since leaving Marcus Tregoning and career best when winning 7-runner handicap at Lingfield (2/1, 15.8f, AW) 15 days ago by neck from Lost The Moon, well on top finish.

Verdict

NOBLE BEHEST has been a revelation since stepping up to 2m on his last four outings and continued the winning spree on his first start for Robert Stephens at Lingfield last month. A 3lb rise looks very fair and the five-timer looks more than realistic. Lost The Moon was runner-up to the selection at Lingfield last time and should go close once again, along with the fourth from that contest, Ayr Of Elegance.

Verdict

In truth, NOBLE BEHEST had more in hand than the margin of victory suggests when proving a neck too good for Lost The Moon on debut for this yard over C&D. There should be more to come from this progressive gelding and he is taken to repeat the dose, despite meeting that rival on 3 lb worse terms this time. If on-song, Start Seven would also have a part to play in the finish.

19:45 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Bet Toteexacta At Betfred.com Handicap (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £12,938 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f

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1 (6)
205682-
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Orange and purple (quartered), emerald green sleeves and cap (The Morley Family)

Royal Birth 23 

b g Exceed and Excel - Princess Georgina (Royal Applause)

7 9-9 t
102
7 9-9 t
102

C&D winner. 5/1, creditable second of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW) 23 days ago, nearest finish. Has good chance on form.

C&D winner. 5/1, creditable second of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW) 23 days ago, nearest finish. Has good chance on form.

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2 (3)
650702-
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White, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green and white chevrons on sleeves, pink cap (Mr Laurence O'kane & Paul Murphy)

Robot Boy (IRE)  117 

ch g Shamardal - Pivotal's Princess (Pivotal)

8 9-6
99
8 9-6
99

9/1, good second of 10 in handicap at Ascot (5f, heavy). 9 lb higher now and, arriving here on the back of a 117-day break, he may prove vulnerable.

9/1, good second of 10 in handicap at Ascot (5f, heavy). 9 lb higher now and, arriving here on the back of a 117-day break, he may prove vulnerable.

3 (4)
187131-
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White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star (Mrs Alison Guest)

Udontdodou 96 

b g Fastnet Rock - Forever Times (So Factual)

5 9-5
98
5 9-5
98

Five wins from 17 Flat runs. Three wins from 6 runs last year. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap at this C&D (7/2), taking record here to 3-4. 5 lb rise fair and he needs considering.

Five wins from 17 Flat runs. Three wins from 6 runs last year. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap at this C&D (7/2), taking record here to 3-4. 5 lb rise fair and he needs considering.

4 (1)
6009U0-
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Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap (Mr B J Millen)

Boom The Groom (IRE)  117 

b g Kodiac - Ecco Mi (Priolo)

7 9-1
94
7 9-1
94

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Eleventh of 12 in handicap at Haydock (5f, soft, 25/1). Off 117 days and while he's capable of a bold show, the percentage call is to look elsewhere.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Eleventh of 12 in handicap at Haydock (5f, soft, 25/1). Off 117 days and while he's capable of a bold show, the percentage call is to look elsewhere.

5 (2)
911505-
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Yellow, black chevron, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star (Mrs J Morley)

Compas Scoobie 13 

br g Kheleyf - Fantastic Santanyi (Fantastic Light)

5 8-11 t h
90
5 8-11 t h
90

Three wins from 10 runs last year. Hooded for 1st time tongue strap on for 1st time, first run since leaving Roger Varian when fifth of 8 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f, 14/1) 13 days ago.

Three wins from 10 runs last year. Hooded for 1st time tongue strap on for 1st time, first run since leaving Roger Varian when fifth of 8 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f, 14/1) 13 days ago.

6 (5)
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Black, large light blue spots and sleeves (Mr Brian Johnson (northamptonshire))

Dynamo Walt (IRE)  30 

b g Acclamation - Cambara (Dancing Brave)

7 8-5 v
84
7 8-5 v
84

Five-time C&D winner. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f, 16/1) 30 days ago. Something to find on form.

Five-time C&D winner. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f, 16/1) 30 days ago. Something to find on form.

Verdict

UDONTDODOU has a fine record on the all-weather at Chelmsford having won three of his last four outings at this track and there is the potential for further improvement as a five-year-old. Royal Birth was runner-up to Gracious John at Lingfield and is a key player on that showing, while Robot Boy looks fairly handicapped on the best of his form.

Verdict

ROYAL BIRTH was strong at the finish when chasing home Gracious John (winner again since) at Lingfield last month and, still on a fair mark despite being nudged up 2 lb for that, he is taken to go one better here. This is tougher than the C&D event Udontdodou landed on his latest start in September but he's clearly very effective round here and has to be feared. Compas Scoobie is best of the rest.

20:15 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Bet Totetrifecta At Betfred.com Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,693 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

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(Draw)
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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
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Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (2)
3782/03-
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Orange, dark blue disc, dark blue cap (Mr A Barnes)

Exchequer (IRE)  19 

ch g Exceed and Excel - Tara's Force (Acclamation)

7 9-7 t1
85
7 9-7 t1
85

28/1, good third of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 19 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time and expected to be bang there.

28/1, good third of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 19 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time and expected to be bang there.

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2 (3)
9/10694-
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Yellow, black cross belts, yellow and black halved sleeves, black cap (Mr Ron Hull)

The Commendatore 83 

b g Starspangledbanner - Donna Giovanna (Mozart)

5 9-4
82
5 9-4
82

25/1, respectable fourth of 19 in handicap at York (7f, good) 83 days ago. 1 lb lower back on the AW and he has to enter calculations.

25/1, respectable fourth of 19 in handicap at York (7f, good) 83 days ago. 1 lb lower back on the AW and he has to enter calculations.

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White, black epaulets, black and white halved sleeves, black cap (The Whiteman Partnership)

Loyalty 19 

b g Medicean - Ecoutila (Rahy)

11 9-4 v
82
11 9-4 v
82

Four-time course winner. Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap (20/1) at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 19 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Four-time course winner. Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap (20/1) at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 19 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

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312031-
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Royal blue, white seams, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue and white quartered cap (Mr Roger S Beadle)

Lucymai 42 

b m Multiplex - Miss Lesley (Needwood Blade)

5 9-3
81
5 9-3
81

Career best when winning 14-runner handicap at this C&D (8/1) 42 days ago, having run of race. Hit with a 10 lb rise but couldn't rule out.

Career best when winning 14-runner handicap at this C&D (8/1) 42 days ago, having run of race. Hit with a 10 lb rise but couldn't rule out.

5 (6)
300059-
iT
Yellow, dark blue star, royal blue sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star (White Bear Racing)

Firmdecisions (IRE)  19 

b g Captain Rio - Luna Crescente (Danehill)

8 9-2 p
80
8 9-2 p
80

C&D winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 12/1, ninth of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 19 days ago. Cheekpieces back on and needs to bounce back.

C&D winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 12/1, ninth of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 19 days ago. Cheekpieces back on and needs to bounce back.

6 (8)
143583-
iT
Orange and purple (quartered), emerald green sleeves and cap (Morley, Reynolds & Watkins)

Upavon 14 

b g Avonbridge - Blaina (Compton Place)

8 9-2 t h
80
8 9-2 t h
80

Unreliable type. Course winner. Latest win at Brighton in August. Creditable third of 8 in handicap at this course (6f, 12/1) 14 days ago, running on. Looks vulnerable from a win point of view.

Unreliable type. Course winner. Latest win at Brighton in August. Creditable third of 8 in handicap at this course (6f, 12/1) 14 days ago, running on. Looks vulnerable from a win point of view.

7 (4)
491156-
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Dark green, beige epaulets and sleeves (Mr L J Vaessen)

Toy Theatre 24 

b f Lonhro - Puppet Queen (Kingmambo)

4 9-1
79
4 9-1
79

C&D winner. Four wins from 13 runs last year. Latest win at Doncaster in October. Respectable sixth of 11 in handicap (12/1) at Southwell (7.1f) 24 days ago. Not without hope.

C&D winner. Four wins from 13 runs last year. Latest win at Doncaster in October. Respectable sixth of 11 in handicap (12/1) at Southwell (7.1f) 24 days ago. Not without hope.

8 (1)
204411-
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Yellow, red seams and armlets (The Eagle Has Landed)

The Eagle's Nest (IRE)  18 

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

4 8-11
75
4 8-11
75

First run since leaving Richard Fahey when career best when winning 5-runner handicap at this course (8f, 11/4) 18 days ago. Progressing well recently but this is more demanding.

First run since leaving Richard Fahey when career best when winning 5-runner handicap at this course (8f, 11/4) 18 days ago. Progressing well recently but this is more demanding.

Verdict

Dean Ivory holds a strong hand here with Firmdecisions and recent track and trip winner Lucymai, who looks set for a leading role once again despite a 10lb rise from the assessor. However, it may be hard to stop THE EAGLE'S NEST landing a three-timer, and having made a winning start for Rae Guest here last time and he has just a 2lb higher mark to contend with as he drops back a furlong in this contest.

Verdict

The vote goes to EXCHEQUER, who was unlucky not to finish closer when third off this mark on just his second start for David O'Meara at Wolverhampton 19 days ago. Lucymai has been hit hard by the handicapper following her clear-cut C&D victory in November, but that form has been franked since and she's a live danger. The Commendatore and Toy Theatre can do battle for minor honours.

20:45 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Bet Totewin At Betfred.com Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,429 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

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Printouts
1 (1)
240211-
iT
Royal blue, yellow hoop, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots (Thoroughbred Homes Ltd)

Jorvik Prince (ex6)  8 

br g Kheleyf - Wotatomboy (Captain Rio)

4 10-1
68 6
4 10-1
68 6

C&D winner. Career best when winning 11-runner handicap (13/8) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 8 days ago, bit in hand. Looks well in under a penalty and should prove a tough nut to crack.

C&D winner. Career best when winning 11-runner handicap (13/8) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 8 days ago, bit in hand. Looks well in under a penalty and should prove a tough nut to crack.

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2 (10)
178907-
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Royal blue, black disc, pink and black striped sleeves, pink cap, black star (6468 Racing)

Red Invader (IRE)  23 

b g Red Clubs - Tifariti (Elusive Quality)

8 9-8
61
8 9-8
61

C&D winner. Latest win at Lingfield in July. Seventh of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW, 10/1) 23 days ago. Has fallen to a workable mark but he needs to bounce back.

C&D winner. Latest win at Lingfield in July. Seventh of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW, 10/1) 23 days ago. Has fallen to a workable mark but he needs to bounce back.

3 (7)
060006-
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Red, black sleeves, white cap (Mr P E Axon)

Fareeq 4 

gr g Dark Angel - Spate (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-7 t b1
60
4 9-7 t b1
60

Sixth of 10 in handicap (12/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 4 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time and no more than an each-way squeak.

Sixth of 10 in handicap (12/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 4 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time and no more than an each-way squeak.

4 (11)
313908-
iT
Orange, beige sleeves (Mr Anthony Thomas Sykes)

Mighty Zip (USA)  27 

ch g City Zip - Incredulous (Indian Ridge)

6 9-4 p
57
6 9-4 p
57

Four-time course winner. Four wins from 17 runs last year. Eighth of 9 in handicap (33/1) at this C&D 27 days ago. Minor place money is probably the best he can hope for.

Four-time course winner. Four wins from 17 runs last year. Eighth of 9 in handicap (33/1) at this C&D 27 days ago. Minor place money is probably the best he can hope for.

5 (3)
186008-
iT
Dark green, yellow star, sleeves and star on cap (Mr A Mills)

Beau Mistral (IRE)  22 

ch m Windsor Knot - Carpet Lover (Fayruz)

9 9-4 h1
57
9 9-4 h1
57

Course winner. Three wins from 12 runs last year. Eighth of 9 in handicap (20/1) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 22 days ago. Hooded for 1st time.

Course winner. Three wins from 12 runs last year. Eighth of 9 in handicap (20/1) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 22 days ago. Hooded for 1st time.

6 (6)
210233-
iT
White (Inspire Racing Club & Partner)

Toolatetodelegate 15 

b f Delegator - Little Caroline (Great Commotion)

4 9-4 t p
57
4 9-4 t p
57

Winner at Wolverhampton in October. Creditable third of 8 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 8/1) 15 days ago. Enters calculations.

Winner at Wolverhampton in October. Creditable third of 8 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 8/1) 15 days ago. Enters calculations.

7 (4)
188908-
iT
Emerald green, black epaulets, white and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap (The Logistics Terminal Llp)

Tea El Tee (IRE)  14 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Mayenne (Nureyev)

4 8-7 p
46
4 8-7 p
46

Winner at Yarmouth in August. Eighth of 12 in handicap at this course (6f, 40/1) 14 days ago. Easy enough to look elsewhere.

Winner at Yarmouth in August. Eighth of 12 in handicap at this course (6f, 40/1) 14 days ago. Easy enough to look elsewhere.

8 (5)
037886-
iT
Royal blue and yellow check (Miss Daisy Hitchins)

Head Space (IRE)  14 

b g Invincible Spirit - Danzelline (Danzero)

10 8-7 t v
46
10 8-7 t v
46

Nineteen runs since last win in 2016. Sixth of 12 in handicap at this course (6f, 33/1) 14 days ago. Difficult ask.

Nineteen runs since last win in 2016. Sixth of 12 in handicap at this course (6f, 33/1) 14 days ago. Difficult ask.

9 (12)
672047-
iT
royal blue, yellow hoop, diamonds on sleeves, red cap (Thoroughbred Homes Ltd)

Novabridge 13 

ch g Avonbridge - Petrovna (Petardia)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. 8/1, 5½ lengths seventh of 11 to Jorvik Prince in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 13 days ago. Each-way claims.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2016. 8/1, 5½ lengths seventh of 11 to Jorvik Prince in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 13 days ago. Each-way claims.

10 (8)
664449-
iT
Red, white star, checked sleeves, red cap, white star (Planters (leicester) Limited)

Barnsdale 13 

b g Stimulation - Seren Teg (Timeless Times)

5 8-7
46 1
5 8-7
46 1

Remains a maiden after 26 Flat runs. 8¼ lengths ninth of 11 to Jorvik Prince in handicap (50/1) at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 13 days ago. Clearly has work to do.

Remains a maiden after 26 Flat runs. 8¼ lengths ninth of 11 to Jorvik Prince in handicap (50/1) at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 13 days ago. Clearly has work to do.

11 (9)
985009-
iT
Pink, black cross belts, black cap (Mr F Butler & Mrs C Dunnett)

Give Us A Belle (IRE)  209 

b g Kheleyf - Bajan Belle (Efisio)

9 8-7 t v
46 2
9 8-7 t v
46 2

Twenty five runs since last win in 2016. Last of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f, 28/1). Off 6 months and visor/tongue strap back on.

Twenty five runs since last win in 2016. Last of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f, 28/1). Off 6 months and visor/tongue strap back on.

12 (2)
957875-
iT
Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars (The Captain Scooby Syndicate)

Captain Scooby 13 

b g Captain Rio - Scooby Dooby Do (Atraf)

12 8-7 es
46 4
12 8-7 es
46 4

Course winner. Twenty seven runs since last win in 2016. 11/2, respectable 5¼ lengths fifth of 11 to Jorvik Prince in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 13 days ago. Eyeshields back on.

Course winner. Twenty seven runs since last win in 2016. 11/2, respectable 5¼ lengths fifth of 11 to Jorvik Prince in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 13 days ago. Eyeshields back on.

Verdict

JORVIK PRINCE could be hard to stop on a hat-trick bid following his sprinting successes at Wolverhampton and can put his rivals to the sword here despite the 6lb penalty he carries here. Toolatetodelegate has hit the frame on the last three occasions and can fulfill a similar role here, while any support for Barnsdale under the talented Megan Ellingworth should be noted.

Verdict

JORVIK PRINCE looked better than ever when scoring twice within the space of 5 days at Wolverhampton last month and, drawn to attack in stall one, the 4-y-o will take plenty of stopping under a penalty. Toolatetodelegate gets the nod for forecast purposes.