17:55 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 8 Feb 2018

Bet Placepot At totesport.com Apprentice Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,429 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m 2f

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Horse
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Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (5)
33936-4
iT
Dark blue, pink cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap (Canisbay Bloodstock)

Bloodsweatandtears 19 

b g Barathea - Celestial Princess (Observatory)

10 9-10
56
10 9-10
56

Respectable fourth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (10f, AW, 33/1) 19 days ago. Looks vulnerable from a win point of view.

Respectable fourth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (10f, AW, 33/1) 19 days ago. Looks vulnerable from a win point of view.

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2 (9)
2524-14
iT
Light blue, purple stars, light blue sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Doreen Carter)

Dor's Law 19 

b m Lawman - Law Of Chance (Pennekamp)

5 9-10 p
56
5 9-10 p
56

Winner at Kempton in January. Creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at this course (8f, 3/1) 19 days ago, slowly away. Back up in trip and has good chance on form.

Winner at Kempton in January. Creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at this course (8f, 3/1) 19 days ago, slowly away. Back up in trip and has good chance on form.

3 (4)
5013-25
iT
Purple, light blue cross belts, white sleeves and cap (Laura Morgan Racing Club)

Ted's Brother (IRE)  18 

b g Fath - Estertide (Tagula)

10 9-10 p1
56
10 9-10 p1
56

C&D winner. Latest win here in December. 5/1, fifth of 8 in handicap at this C&D 18 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Others more persuasive.

C&D winner. Latest win here in December. 5/1, fifth of 8 in handicap at this C&D 18 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Others more persuasive.

4 (6)
06326-8
iT
Light blue, dark blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap (S & A Mares & A Potze)

Joys Delight 26 

b f Stimulation - Lambadora (Suave Dancer)

4 9-7
53
4 9-7
53

Bit below form eighth of 13 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f, 15/2) 26 days ago. Makes polytrack debut and enters calculations.

Bit below form eighth of 13 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f, 15/2) 26 days ago. Makes polytrack debut and enters calculations.

5 (8)
6094-24
iT
Emerald green, red stars, white sleeves, red armlets, emerald green cap (Miss Caroline Scott)

Tigerfish (IRE)  13 

b f Lilbourne Lad - Nisriyna (Intikhab)

4 9-3 p
49
4 9-3 p
49

Four wins from 15 runs last year. Creditable fourth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW, 9/2) 13 days ago. Up in trip and couldn't rule out.

Four wins from 15 runs last year. Creditable fourth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW, 9/2) 13 days ago. Up in trip and couldn't rule out.

6 (2)
35552-9
iT
Black, orange cross belts, black sleeves, white armlets, orange cap (Personal Racehorse Owners 1)

Sexy Secret 26 

b g Sakhee's Secret - Orange Walk (Alzao)

7 9-0 p
46
7 9-0 p
46

C&D winner. Three wins from 61 Flat runs. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 14/1, ninth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (10f, AW) 26 days ago.

C&D winner. Three wins from 61 Flat runs. Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. 14/1, ninth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (10f, AW) 26 days ago.

7 (7)
090-873
iT
Emerald green, pink star, purple sleeves, pink stars, pink and purple quartered cap (Mr Lee Brooks)

Sharp Operator 14 

ch g Medicean - Helen Sharp (Pivotal)

5 8-13 h
45
5 8-13 h
45

Good third of 13 in handicap (8/1) at this C&D 14 days ago. One to consider off the same mark.

Good third of 13 in handicap (8/1) at this C&D 14 days ago. One to consider off the same mark.

8 (3)
47045-9
iT
Purple, beige and purple hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Dave Harris)

Just Fred (IRE)  21 

br g Excellent Art - Consignia (Definite Article)

5 8-13 t b1
45 5
5 8-13 t b1
45 5

Remains a maiden after 25 Flat runs. Ninth of 10 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 13/2) 21 days ago. Back up in trip. Blinkers on 1st time and something to find on form.

Remains a maiden after 25 Flat runs. Ninth of 10 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 13/2) 21 days ago. Back up in trip. Blinkers on 1st time and something to find on form.

9 (1)
570098-
iT
Black, white disc, white sleeves, black spots, white cap (Mr Michael Moriarty)

Golden Cannon 57 

b m Winker Watson - Kalmina (Rahy)

7 8-13
45 5
7 8-13
45 5

Eighth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW, 50/1) 57 days ago. Up in trip and needs to find improvement from somewhere.

Eighth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW, 50/1) 57 days ago. Up in trip and needs to find improvement from somewhere.

Verdict

Bloodsweatandtears isn't often far away and must enter calculations in this handicap, while Dor's Law got off the mark at Kempton last month but never looked like following up at Chelmsford just a fortnight later. Tigerfish shaped well at Lingfield recently, but this can go the way of SHARP OPERATOR. The selection may well have found his optimum distance over 10 furlongs and looks poised to go close here with improvement forthcoming.

Verdict

DOR'S LAW wasn't disgraced by any means when fourth off this mark here last time and, with the step back up in trip unlikely to pose a problem, she earns the vote. Sharp Operator appeared to take a step in the right direction when placed in C&D handicap a fortnight ago and won't be far away if building on that. Joys Delight and Tigerfish are others with appealing claims.

18:30 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 8 Feb 2018

Bet Exacta At totesport.com Handicap (Class 6) (3YO only)

Winner £3,429 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 2f

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No.
(Draw)
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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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1 (3)
8884-68
iT
Orange, black triple diamond and diamonds on cap (Mr H Robin Heffer)

Ocean Side 13 

gr c Dark Angel - Mundus Novus (Unbridled's Song)

3 9-9 t b
61
3 9-9 t b
61

Blinkered for 1st time tongue strap on for 1st time, last of 8 in handicap (5/1) at Lingfield (8f, AW) 13 days ago, slowly away. Up in trip.

Blinkered for 1st time tongue strap on for 1st time, last of 8 in handicap (5/1) at Lingfield (8f, AW) 13 days ago, slowly away. Up in trip.

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2 (9)
0757-85
iT
Black, yellow braces, black and red hooped sleeves, black cap, yellow star (Dr Johnny Hon)

Global Angel 16 

br c Dark Angel - Authoritarian (Authorized)

3 9-7 p1
59
3 9-7 p1
59

Fifth of 6 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 4/1) 16 days ago. Back up in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time and needs a couple of these to falter.

Fifth of 6 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 4/1) 16 days ago. Back up in trip. Cheekpieces on 1st time and needs a couple of these to falter.

3 (5)
5400-5
iT
Yellow, royal blue sash, royal blue sleeves, yellow armlets, striped cap (Mr A M Pickering)

Rosedale Topping (IRE)  13 

b f Zebedee - Callmeakhab (Intikhab)

3 9-7 v1
59
3 9-7 v1
59

Lightly-raced maiden. Fifth of 7 in handicap at Kempton (10f, 14/1) 13 days ago. Visor on 1st time and can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Lightly-raced maiden. Fifth of 7 in handicap at Kempton (10f, 14/1) 13 days ago. Visor on 1st time and can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

4 (8)
9860-03
iT
Dark blue, light blue seams and armlets (Mr Chi Un Fred Ma)

Dark Freedom (IRE)  13 

b g Canford Cliffs - Arctic Freedom (War Chant)

3 9-4 b
56
3 9-4 b
56

Good third of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW, 10/1) 13 days ago, slowly away. Up in trip and can make presence felt.

Good third of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW, 10/1) 13 days ago, slowly away. Up in trip and can make presence felt.

5 (1)
0-77
iT
White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap (Miss K Rausing)

Dame Nellie 13 

b f Aussie Rules - Eminencia (Sadler's Wells)

3 9-4
56
3 9-4
56

Thrice-raced maiden. 50/1, seventh of 8 in minor event at Lingfield (10f, AW) 13 days ago, not ideally placed. Makes handicap debut and something to find on form.

Thrice-raced maiden. 50/1, seventh of 8 in minor event at Lingfield (10f, AW) 13 days ago, not ideally placed. Makes handicap debut and something to find on form.

6 (4)
897-3
iT
White, red cross belts, dark blue and white diabolo on sleeves, red cap (Hever Stud Farm Ltd)

Beloved Knight 19 

ch c Sir Percy - Silent Decision (Mr Greeley)

3 9-3
55
3 9-3
55

Lightly-raced maiden. 14/1, third of 10 in handicap at this course (8f) 19 days ago, needing stiffer test. Up in trip. Has good chance on pick of form.

Lightly-raced maiden. 14/1, third of 10 in handicap at this course (8f) 19 days ago, needing stiffer test. Up in trip. Has good chance on pick of form.

7 (2)
00-53
iT
Royal blue, white hoops, royal blue sleeves, white spots (Mr And Mrs Mark Tracey)

Forricherforpoorer (IRE)  21 

gr g Casamento - Ghedi (Aussie Rules)

3 9-3
55
3 9-3
55

Lightly-raced maiden. 4/1, good third of 6 in handicap at this C&D 21 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Others more persuasive.

Lightly-raced maiden. 4/1, good third of 6 in handicap at this C&D 21 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Others more persuasive.

8 (7)
008-
iT
Black, gold cross and stripe on cap (Kingsclere Racing Club)

Seasearch 61 

b g Passing Glance - Seaflower Reef (Robellino)

3 9-2 p1
54
3 9-2 p1
54

Thrice-raced maiden. 100/1, eighth of 9 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 61 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Should have more to offer now pitched into a handicap.

Thrice-raced maiden. 100/1, eighth of 9 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 61 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Should have more to offer now pitched into a handicap.

9 (6)
08837-
iT
Yellow, pink seams, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr A Watson, Mr B Malyon, Mr M Shenfie)

Ahfad 70 

br g Dick Turpin - Big Moza (Pastoral Pursuits)

3 8-13
51
3 8-13
51

Lightly-raced maiden. 10/3, seventh of 8 in nursery at Newcastle (8f) 70 days ago. Up in trip on polytrack debut and no more than an each-way squeak.

Lightly-raced maiden. 10/3, seventh of 8 in nursery at Newcastle (8f) 70 days ago. Up in trip on polytrack debut and no more than an each-way squeak.

10 (10)
9708-5
iT
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap (Sir Robert Ogden)

Amadeus (IRE)  26 

gr c Fastnet Rock - Alegra (Galileo)

3 8-9 v
47
3 8-9 v
47

Lightly-raced maiden. Visored for 1st time, fifth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (9.5f, 15/2) 26 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. Visored for 1st time, fifth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (9.5f, 15/2) 26 days ago.

Verdict

FORRICHERFORPOORER ran well when upped in trip for the first time on handicap debut over course and distance three weeks ago and looks to have been found a nice opening here by William Knight. A mark of 55 should prove within his reach and he can account for Amadeus, who stayed on well at Wolverhampton last time but might need even further to get off the mark, and Dark Freedom, who has shown enough to win a race like this.

Verdict

SEASEARCH cut little ice in a trio of minor events late last year, but he could be a different proposition altogether now faced with a stiffer test on this handicap debut. Confidence levels will be heightened if the market speaks in his favour. Forricherforpoorer and Dark Freedom, both of whom should also benefit from stepping up in trip, rate the main dangers.

19:00 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 8 Feb 2018

Bet Quadpot At totesport.com Handicap (Div 1) (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,429 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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1 (9)
006-361
iT
Red, black sleeves, white cap (Mr P E Axon)

Fareeq 18 

gr g Dark Angel - Spate (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-8 t b
61
4 9-8 t b
61

Improved on recent efforts to win 9-runner handicap at this C&D (5/1) 18 days ago, always holding on. Has to be taken seriously.

Improved on recent efforts to win 9-runner handicap at this C&D (5/1) 18 days ago, always holding on. Has to be taken seriously.

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2 (7)
7871-09
iT
Yellow, black star, quartered cap (Mr E A Hayward)

Compton Prince 19 

ch g Compton Place - Malelane (Prince Sabo)

9 9-7 b
60
9 9-7 b
60

C&D winner. Four wins from 17 runs last year. Latest win at Lingfield in December. 25/1, ninth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW) 19 days ago, hampered. Needs a couple of these to falter.

C&D winner. Four wins from 17 runs last year. Latest win at Lingfield in December. 25/1, ninth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW) 19 days ago, hampered. Needs a couple of these to falter.

3 (1)
73789-0
iT
Dark green, pink epaulets (Dream Racing Club)

Aragon Knight 16 

b g Kheleyf - Midnight Allure (Aragon)

5 9-6 v1
59
5 9-6 v1
59

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. First run since leaving Daniel Steele when twelfth of 13 in handicap (6/1) at Southwell (6.1f) 16 days ago, slowly away. Visor on 1st time. Can make presence felt.

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. First run since leaving Daniel Steele when twelfth of 13 in handicap (6/1) at Southwell (6.1f) 16 days ago, slowly away. Visor on 1st time. Can make presence felt.

4 (3)
43357-3
iT
White, purple diamond, sleeves and cap (Mr Kenny Bruce)

Tawaafoq 22 

b g Showcasing - Gilt Linked (Compton Place)

4 9-5
58
4 9-5
58

9/4, third of 4 in minor event at Lingfield (5f, AW) 22 days ago. Now 0-11 and may again find one or two too strong.

9/4, third of 4 in minor event at Lingfield (5f, AW) 22 days ago. Now 0-11 and may again find one or two too strong.

5 (6)
04944-1
iT
Grey, light green seams, hooped sleeves, light green cap (Front Runner Racing Ii)

Good Business (IRE)  28 

ch f Dutch Art - Parakopi (Green Desert)

4 9-3
56
4 9-3
56

First run since leaving Jeremy Noseda when 4/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap at this C&D 28 days ago, keeping on well. 5 lb rise fair enough and she has to be feared.

First run since leaving Jeremy Noseda when 4/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap at this C&D 28 days ago, keeping on well. 5 lb rise fair enough and she has to be feared.

6 (11)
93/6-80
iT
Orange, dark blue sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds (Melbourne 10 Racing)

De Little Engine (IRE)  21 

ch g Power - Reveuse De Jour (Sadler's Wells)

4 9-2
55
4 9-2
55

Lightly-raced maiden. Thirteenth of 14 in handicap at this C&D (50/1) 21 days ago, slowly away. Others preferred.

Lightly-raced maiden. Thirteenth of 14 in handicap at this C&D (50/1) 21 days ago, slowly away. Others preferred.

7 (5)
90/8-
iT
Mauve, maroon star, maroon sleeves, mauve stars and cap (Victoria Taylor & Family)

Magicinthemaking (USA)  232 

br f Wildcat Heir - Love In Bloom (More Than Ready)

4 9-1 h
54
4 9-1 h
54

Thrice-raced maiden. Hooded for 1st time, first run since leaving Jeremy Noseda when last of 8 in maiden at this C&D (25/1). Off 7 months and big step forward needed on handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. Hooded for 1st time, first run since leaving Jeremy Noseda when last of 8 in maiden at this C&D (25/1). Off 7 months and big step forward needed on handicap debut.

8 (2)
879550-
iT
Purple, beige hollow box, beige sleeves, purple spots, purple and beige hooped cap (Cover Point Racing)

Brother In Arms (IRE)  40 

b g Kodiac - Cool Cousin (Distant Relative)

4 9-0 p1
53
4 9-0 p1
53

11/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Lingfield (7f, AW) 40 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time

11/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Lingfield (7f, AW) 40 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time

9 (8)
8704-38
iT
White, maroon stars, maroon sleeves, white stars, white cap, maroon star (Mr Trevor Milner)

Drop Kick Murphi (IRE)  13 

b g Sir Prancealot - Rindiseyda (Arakan)

4 8-12 v1
51
4 8-12 v1
51

7/1, last of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW) 13 days ago. Visor on 1st time and others more persuasive.

7/1, last of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW) 13 days ago. Visor on 1st time and others more persuasive.

10 (10)
394659-
iT
Red, royal blue star on body and cap, red sleeves, royal blue stars (Mr Martin J Gibbs & Mr R D John)

Multi Quest 83 

b m Multiplex - Ryan's Quest (Mukaddamah)

Non Runner

Non Runner

C&D winner. Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. Ninth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW, 16/1) 83 days ago.

C&D winner. Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. Ninth of 11 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW, 16/1) 83 days ago.

11 (4)
650059-
iT
White, beige armlets, red cap (Mr S Garnett)

Blackadder 58 

b g Myboycharlie - Famcred (Inchinor)

6 8-7
46 2
6 8-7
46 2

Remains a maiden after 18 Flat runs. 7½ lengths last of 9 to Compton Prince in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW, 25/1) 58 days ago.

Remains a maiden after 18 Flat runs. 7½ lengths last of 9 to Compton Prince in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW, 25/1) 58 days ago.

Verdict

FAREEQ was rated as highly as 76 on turf in August and took advantage of a big drop down to 58 when landing his first win for Charlie Wallis over course and distance 18 days ago. A 3lb rise looks lenient to say the least and he could be very competitive here once more. Tawaafoq ran well in third last time on his return from a four-month absence, while Good Business won well on stable debut last month.

Verdict

Last-time-out C&D winners FAREEQ and Good Business could be the pair to concentrate on. The latter is not passed over lightly given that she still has low mileage and a 5 lb rise for her breakthrough success is hardly draconian. However, preference is for Fareeq, who remains on a handy-looking mark. Aragon Knight should be in the mix if responding well to the new headgear.

19:30 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 8 Feb 2018

Bet Quadpot At totesport.com Handicap (Div 2) (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,429 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (2)
5315-30
iT
Royal blue and white diamonds, striped sleeves, check cap (Roalco Limited)

Billyoakes (IRE)  21 

b g Kodiac - Reality Check (Sri Pekan)

6 9-9 p
61
6 9-9 p
61

C&D winner. Latest win at Lingfield in December. Eleventh of 14 in handicap (16/1) at this C&D 21 days ago. Others more persuasive.

C&D winner. Latest win at Lingfield in December. Eleventh of 14 in handicap (16/1) at this C&D 21 days ago. Others more persuasive.

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2 (9)
809-102
iT
Black, large yellow spots, armlets and cap (Mr R C Bond)

Bop It 16 

b g Misu Bond - Forever Bond (Danetime)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Latest win at Southwell in January. 20/1, eighth of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 1 day ago.

Latest win at Southwell in January. 20/1, eighth of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 1 day ago.

3 (5)
332-794
iT
Orange, dark blue sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds (Melbourne 10 Racing)

Haraz (IRE)  12 

b g Acclamation - Hanakiyya (Danehill Dancer)

5 9-7 v
59
5 9-7 v
59

Irresolute performer. Respectable fourth of 9 in handicap (7/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 12 days ago, left poorly placed. Visor back on. Has good chance on pick of form.

Irresolute performer. Respectable fourth of 9 in handicap (7/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 12 days ago, left poorly placed. Visor back on. Has good chance on pick of form.

4 (1)
7032-96
iT
Royal blue, red armlets (Mr A Bailey)

Strictly Carter 10 

b g Multiplex - Compolina (Compton Place)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Bit below form sixth of 11 in handicap (8/1) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 10 days ago. Blinkers back on. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Bit below form sixth of 11 in handicap (8/1) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 10 days ago. Blinkers back on. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

5 (10)
657-039
iT
Maroon, black cross of lorraine, armlets and cap (Miss Robin Blaze McEntee)

Malaysian Boleh 3 

ch g Compton Place - Orlena (Gone West)

Non Runner

Non Runner

C&D winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 6/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 3 days ago, slowly away. Not easy to make a case for.

C&D winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 6/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 3 days ago, slowly away. Not easy to make a case for.

6 (7)
41946-9
iT
Purple, beige and purple chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, beige diamond (Cn Farm Limited)

Fikhaar 20 

b f Oasis Dream - Fawaayed (Singspiel)

4 9-2 p
54
4 9-2 p
54

C&D winner. Winner here in September. 13/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, last of 9 in handicap at Newcastle (5f) 20 days ago.

C&D winner. Winner here in September. 13/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, last of 9 in handicap at Newcastle (5f) 20 days ago.

7 (8)
03609-2
iT
Red, royal blue epaulets, royal blue sleeves, red armlets, white cap (Mr A W Carroll)

Evanescent (IRE)  15 

b g Elusive City - Itsanothergirl (Reprimand)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Second of 12 in handicap (14/1) at Lingfield (7f, AW) 15 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal. Not taken lightly.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Second of 12 in handicap (14/1) at Lingfield (7f, AW) 15 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal. Not taken lightly.

8 (6)
321-532
iT
Dark blue, white hooped sleeves, white cap (The Mark Usher Racing Club)

Black Truffle (FR)  10 

b g Kyllachy - Some Diva (Dr Fong)

8 9-0 p
52
8 9-0 p
52

C&D winner. Latest win here in December. 7/2, creditable second of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 10 days ago.

C&D winner. Latest win here in December. 7/2, creditable second of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 10 days ago.

9 (3)
480-642
iT
Light green, purple hoops, light green sleeves (Mr P W Hiatt)

Monarch Maid 5 

b m Captain Gerrard - Orange Lily (Royal Applause)

7 8-9
47
7 8-9
47

Twenty two runs since last win in 2016. Creditable second of 14 in handicap (14/1) at Kempton (7f) 5 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal.

Twenty two runs since last win in 2016. Creditable second of 14 in handicap (14/1) at Kempton (7f) 5 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal.

10 (4)
78804-7
iT
Yellow, black star, quartered cap (Mr E A Hayward)

Tisa River (IRE)  10 

b f Equiano - Senta's Dream (Danehill)

4 8-7 t
45 4
4 8-7 t
45 4

Below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f, 33/1) 10 days ago. Makes polytrack debut. Has work to do.

Below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f, 33/1) 10 days ago. Makes polytrack debut. Has work to do.

Verdict

Evanescent was headed right on the line when blazing a trail over 7f at Lingfield 15 days ago and could gain compensation now back down in trip here. However, the draw could have been kinder and preference is for BLACK TRUFFLE, who has remained in fine form since scoring over this C&D in December and is taken to prove too strong in the finish again. Fikhaar has slipped to 1lb below the mark he won off here in September and is worth a second look.

Verdict

HARAZ may be an irresolute maiden but he shaped as if back to form last time and looks set to get the race run to suit dropped to a 0-60. Evanescent went very close at Lingfield last time and is feared most ahead of Black Truffle.

20:00 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 8 Feb 2018

Bet Trifecta At totesport.com Handicap (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £9,704 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

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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 (1)
1353-73
iT
Orange, dark blue sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds (Melbourne 10 Racing)

Reckless Endeavour (IRE)  14 

b g Kodiac - Red Fanfare (First Trump)

5 10-0
97
5 10-0
97

Latest win at Dundalk in September. 9/2, creditable third of 8 in handicap at this C&D 14 days ago, needing stiffer test.

Latest win at Dundalk in September. 9/2, creditable third of 8 in handicap at this C&D 14 days ago, needing stiffer test.

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2 (8)
00202-6
iT
Black, gold cross and stripe on cap (Kingsclere Racing Club)

Intransigent 23 

b g Trans Island - Mara River (Efisio)

9 9-7
90
9 9-7
90

Creditable sixth of 13 in handicap (10/1) at Kempton (7f) 23 days ago. May strip fitter for that outing.

Creditable sixth of 13 in handicap (10/1) at Kempton (7f) 23 days ago. May strip fitter for that outing.

3 (7)
9062-34
iT
Royal blue and yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Coombelands Racing Syndicate)

Kasbah (IRE)  20 

b g Acclamation - Dance Hall Girl (Dansili)

6 9-7
90
6 9-7
90

Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 7/1, below form fourth of 9 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW) 20 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 7/1, below form fourth of 9 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW) 20 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

4 (2)
6461-94
iT
Royal blue, white stripe, hooped sleeves, white cap (Mr Ahmed Jaber)

Ascot Day (IRE)  14 

b g Kheleyf - My Lucky Liz (Exceed and Excel)

4 9-6
89
4 9-6
89

Three wins from 6 runs last year. Latest win at Newcastle in July. 25/1, respectable fourth of 8 in handicap at this C&D 14 days ago, left poorly placed. Merits consideration.

Three wins from 6 runs last year. Latest win at Newcastle in July. 25/1, respectable fourth of 8 in handicap at this C&D 14 days ago, left poorly placed. Merits consideration.

5 (9)
9221-56
iT
Yellow, emerald green star, white sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star (Enticknap, Reynolds & Watkins)

Human Nature (IRE)  20 

b g Kodiac - Sundown (Polish Precedent)

5 9-6 t
89
5 9-6 t
89

C&D winner. Latest win here in December. Sixth of 9 in handicap (4/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 20 days ago.

C&D winner. Latest win here in December. Sixth of 9 in handicap (4/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 20 days ago.

6 (3)
0590-22
iT
Red, white triple diamond, white and red striped sleeves, white cap (Wentdale Ltd & Mrs L A Ivory)

Eljaddaaf (IRE)  23 

b g Shamardal - Almansoora (Bahri)

7 9-5 h
88
7 9-5 h
88

Creditable second of 13 in handicap (6/1) at Kempton (7f) 23 days ago, never nearer. Needs to get the breaks but is on a dangerous mark again.

Creditable second of 13 in handicap (6/1) at Kempton (7f) 23 days ago, never nearer. Needs to get the breaks but is on a dangerous mark again.

7 (5)
00/V72-2
iT
White, black seams, white sleeves, black stars, white cap, black star (Nick Bradley Racing 38 & Partners)

Nautical Haven 27 

b g Harbour Watch - Mania (Danehill)

4 9-0
83
4 9-0
83

Respectable second of 6 in minor event at Lingfield (6f, AW, 15/8) 27 days ago. Has to be taken seriously on his C&D effort prior to that.

Respectable second of 6 in minor event at Lingfield (6f, AW, 15/8) 27 days ago. Has to be taken seriously on his C&D effort prior to that.

8 (6)
0504-12
iT
Red and emerald green diabolo, red sleeves, emerald green armlets, white cap (Threes Company)

Espresso Freddo (IRE)  14 

b g Fast Company - Spring Bouquet (King's Best)

4 8-13 p
82
4 8-13 p
82

Course winner. Latest win here in January. Creditable second of 6 in handicap (10/3) at this course (7f) 14 days ago. Has work to do from current mark.

Course winner. Latest win here in January. Creditable second of 6 in handicap (10/3) at this course (7f) 14 days ago. Has work to do from current mark.

9 (4)
6348-54
iT
Orange and purple (quartered), emerald green sleeves and cap (T W Morley & Regents Racing)

Shamshon (IRE)  16 

b g Invincible Spirit - Greenisland (Fasliyev)

7 8-12 t
81
7 8-12 t
81

16/1 and eyeshields on for first time, respectable fourth of 8 in handicap at Southwell (5f) 16 days ago. Back up in trip.

16/1 and eyeshields on for first time, respectable fourth of 8 in handicap at Southwell (5f) 16 days ago. Back up in trip.

Verdict

ESPRESSO FREDDO was only half-a-length away from following up his earlier course triumph last time and Robert Stephens' in-form charge can make the most of these favourable terms to get his head back in front. Eljaddaaf and Nautical Haven have both knocked on the door the last twice and are entitled to plenty of respect, while it would be no surprise to see the consistent Kasbah play a part at the finish.

Verdict

Unusually for a handicap like this, NAUTICAL HAVEN is the only confirmed front runner, and his runner-up effort over C&D on penultimate start marks him down as a very interesting contender. Intransigent, Eljaddaaf and Ascot Day head the dangers.

20:30 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 8 Feb 2018

Bet Scoop6 At totesport.com Novice Stakes (Class 4) (3YO plus)

Winner £6,469 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

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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 (4)
66-
iT
Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, emerald green star (Mr J Melo)

Jakeboy 54 

ch g Equiano - Teyateyaneng (Hawk Wing)

4 10-0
-
4 10-0
-

Twice-raced maiden. Last of 6 in maiden at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 28/1) 54 days ago. Significantly down in trip. Hard to fancy.

Twice-raced maiden. Last of 6 in maiden at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 28/1) 54 days ago. Significantly down in trip. Hard to fancy.

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2 (2)
0921-55
iT
Purple, pink sleeves, purple spots, pink cap, purple spots (Heather & Michael Yarrow)

Angel Of The South (IRE)  12 

gr f Dark Angel - Oeuvre d'Art (Marju)

3 9-2
76
3 9-2
76

Fair filly. Winner at Wolverhampton in December. Fifth of 7 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 7/2) 12 days ago, going off too hard. Not discounted back down in trip.

Fair filly. Winner at Wolverhampton in December. Fifth of 7 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 7/2) 12 days ago, going off too hard. Not discounted back down in trip.

3 (3)
8245-2
iT
Grey, light blue seams, light blue cap (Boadicea Bloodstock)

Poetic Imagination 19 

b f Exceed and Excel - Portrayal (Saint Ballado)

3 8-9 b
74
3 8-9 b
74

Lightly-raced maiden. Blinkered for 1st time, creditable second of 11 in minor event at this course (6f, 4/1) 19 days ago. First run for yard after leaving John Gosden.

Lightly-raced maiden. Blinkered for 1st time, creditable second of 11 in minor event at this course (6f, 4/1) 19 days ago. First run for yard after leaving John Gosden.

4 (5)
59-
iT
Black, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Paddy Barrett)

Poppy Line 89 

b f Equiano - Ming Meng (Intikhab)

3 8-9 h1
-
3 8-9 h1
-

Twice-raced maiden. 40/1, last of 9 in maiden at Doncaster (6f, good to soft) 89 days ago. Hooded for 1st time. Hard to make a case for.

Twice-raced maiden. 40/1, last of 9 in maiden at Doncaster (6f, good to soft) 89 days ago. Hooded for 1st time. Hard to make a case for.

5 (1)
2-
iT
Red, white sash, royal blue cap (Cheveley Park Stud)

Sugar Coating 43 

b f Dutch Art - Muscovado (Mr Greeley)

3 8-9
-
3 8-9
-

Once-raced maiden. 13/8, second of 7 in minor event at Wolverhampton (6.1f) on debut 43 days ago, conceding first run. Open to improvement.

Once-raced maiden. 13/8, second of 7 in minor event at Wolverhampton (6.1f) on debut 43 days ago, conceding first run. Open to improvement.

Verdict

POETIC IMAGINATION was just being brought to the boil by John Gosden before changing hands to Archie Watson for 48,000 guineas last week. The Exceed And Excel filly can go one better than her course second last time for her new handler and can hold off the challenge of Sugar Coating, who dwelt at the start over 6f at Wolverhampton when attempting to justify favouritism on debut. Angel of The South completes the shortlist.

Verdict

SUGAR COATING was well backed and duly showed plenty of ability amidst obvious greenness when runner-up at Wolverhampton 6 weeks ago, conceding first run but staying on well. She ought to be sharper here and can make it second time lucky with progress on the cards. Poetic Imagination and Angel of The South can give Richard Fahey's filly most to think about.

21:00 Chelmsford City (A.W.) 8 Feb 2018

totepool Bets At totesport.com Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,399 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
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)
3221-51
iT
Black, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Paddy Barrett)

Samphire Coast 14 

b g Fastnet Rock - Faslen (Fasliyev)

5 9-9 v h
72
5 9-9 v h
72

3-time C&D winner. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap at this C&D (7/2) 14 days ago, keeping on well. Will continue to give a good account.

3-time C&D winner. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap at this C&D (7/2) 14 days ago, keeping on well. Will continue to give a good account.

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2 (1)
45548-1
iT
Black, large white spots, armlets and spots on cap (Mr A Sergent & Partner)

Mister Music 7 

b g Singspiel - Sierra (Dr Fong)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Won 12-runner handicap at Southwell (7.1f, 33/1) 7 days ago, slowly away. Strike rate a concern but remains well treated on old form.

Won 12-runner handicap at Southwell (7.1f, 33/1) 7 days ago, slowly away. Strike rate a concern but remains well treated on old form.

3 (2)
276467-
iT
Orange, dark blue sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds (Melbourne 10 Racing)

Palawan 107 

b g Mount Nelson - Apple Sauce (Prince Sabo)

5 9-8
71
5 9-8
71

Sixteen runs since last win in 2015. 20/1, seventh of 8 in minor event at Newcastle (8f), turning it in. Off 107 days.

Sixteen runs since last win in 2015. 20/1, seventh of 8 in minor event at Newcastle (8f), turning it in. Off 107 days.

4 (7)
21386-6
iT
Black, red disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Michael Appleby)

What Usain 7 

b g Misu Bond - Bond Shakira (Daggers Drawn)

6 9-7 p h
70