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18:10 Chelmsford City

Your Breeders' Cup Guide At attheraces.com/breederscup Handicap (Class 2)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £19,000 added
  • Winner: £11,972
  • 2nd: £3,583
  • 3rd: £1,792
  • 4th: £897
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 0.65s
  • Off Time: 18:11:19
  • 6 Ran
1(5)
Silk - ORANGE, BLACK epaulets
  • Form 01-2076
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 105

slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, coaxed into lead inside final furlong, shade readily

2(3)
Silk - Red and white (quartered), black and white hooped sleeves, black cap
8/1
  • Form 482115
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 103

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace

3(6)
Silk - Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots

Watersmeet

49 C
5/1
  • Form 200710
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 99

tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on

4(4)
Silk - White, emerald green diamond, emerald green sleeves, white diamonds, white cap, emerald green diamond

Haines

49 CD
9/2
  • Form 145268
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 91

held up in 4th, outpaced over 2f out, well beaten after

5(7)
Silk - Royal blue
9/4
  • Form 15
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 95

went slightly right, stumbled and unseated rider start

7(2)
Silk - Mauve, Purple armlets
33/1
  • Form 327700
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 80

led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

6(1)
NR
14/1
  • Form 61-6350
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 86

Nonrunner

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In depth

Verdict

Watersmeet stayed on strongly to land a lower grade handicap over 1m4f at Wolverhampton and had little chance when dropped in trip in a much better race than this at Newbury. Seven times a winner, including five on the all-weather, he was well beaten on his only start at this trip but that was in last year's Ebor. CURBYOURENTHUSIASM (NAP) has been competing at a very high level and only gets into this handicap by virtue of a 2lb drop after three unplaced efforts in Group 2 Cup races. His narrow defeat by Clever Cookie in this year's Yorkshire Cup is the stand-out form here and he should get back on the winning trail. Winning Story made a successful debut in a 1m2f Newmarket maiden back in April but hasn't been seen since finishing last in the Lingfield Derby Trial the following month. Winning hurdler Great Hall comfortably won two Class 3 handicaps over 1m2f before a fair effort over that trip in a Listed contest but is now on his highest-ever mark while Haines failed to last out the 2m2f trip at Newmarket and has a good all-weather record.

Formwatch

Curbyourenthusiasm (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-3) at Doncaster 2m 2f Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.

Great Hall 12-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Energia Davos (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f lst stks (1) gf in Oct.

Watersmeet 50-1 (9-7) Chased clear leader until pushed along 3f out, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 17th of 18, 25 3/4l behind Baydar (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Sep.

Haines 16-1 (8-11) Keen close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 17, 17 3/4l behind Penglai Pavilion (9-1) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp stks (2) gd in Sep.

Winning Story 3-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, weakened quickly 2f out, last of 5, 10 1/2l behind Humphrey Bogart (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3f lst stks (1) gd in May.

Rideonastar (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, saddle slipped over 10f out, soon eased and virtually pulled up, last of 11, dist behind Pointel (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Argus (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 19 1/2l behind To Be Wild (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Oct.