Chelmsford City

  • 17:45 Bet toteplacepot At betfred.com Novice Auction Stakes1m

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.65s
  • Off time: 17:45:20
17:45 Chelmsford City Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Merkava 7/4
2nd Dance To Paris 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 80 Red, white star and sleeves Roof Garden 16
2 9-0 M H Tompkins Joey Haynes 33/134.00
2 (7) 0 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Sky Rocket 21
2 9-0 S Kirk Mitch Godwin (5) 33/134.00
3 (6) 3522 Orange, White diamonds on sleeves Merkava 8
2 8-13 R Brisland M Harley 69 7/42.75
4 (5) 284 Dark green, large yellow spots, purple sleeves and cap Dance To Paris 13
2 8-11 Mrs L Wadham Josephine Gordon 11/82.38
5 (3) 62358 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box Tranquil Soul 23
2 8-9 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 66 10/34.33
6 (2) 5 Red, Dark Green disc, hooped sleeves and spots on cap Hidden Dream (IRE) 45
2 8-8 Mrs C A Dunnett Aaron Jones (3) 33/134.00
7 (1) Brown, beige epaulets and sleeves Pretty Pearl
2 8-7 R Eddery P Sirigu 25/126.00

Verdict

Dance To Paris comes out best at the weights of those with a handicap mark. But she was less than convincing at Newmarket when attempting a mile for the first time and MERKAVA is preferred. The latter has gone close over 7f the last twice including at this venue last week and also makes more appeal than Tranquil Soul as both step up in trip. The remainder are harder to fancy though the newcomer Pretty Pearl is related to a couple of winners over 6f.