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14:10 Chelmsford City

toteplacepot Handicap (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 5.00s
  • Off Time: 14:10:19
  • 9 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Red, black stripe, diamonds on sleeves, hooped cap
4/5
  • Form 24578-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 67

tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out

2(1)
Silk - Dark green, yellow cross belts, halved sleeves, dark green and black hooped cap
  • Form 388-304
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

raced wide, close up, headway over 3f out, pressed leader over 2f out, ridden lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on

3(8)
Silk - Turquoise Blue, Brown sleeves
33/1
  • Form 3683-65
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

always in rear

4(5)
Silk - Brown, Pink seams and cap

I'm Harry

25 vt D
10/1
  • Form 76045-3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

dwelt, held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5(3)
Silk - Orange, White diamonds on sleeves
12/1
  • Form 3261-35
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 68

made most until ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong

6(9)
Silk - Dark Green, White chevron, hooped sleeves

Viserion

32 p
10/1
  • Form 8872-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 68

in touch, ridden over 2f out, driven and ran on towards finish

7(7)
Silk - Yellow, Dark Green stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 33907-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 67

raced wide, soon pressed leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

8(4)
Silk - Pink, white diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Form 58216-0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 61

slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong

9(2)
Silk - Dark Green, Royal Blue epaulets

Runaiocht (IRE)

15 b BFD
5/1
  • Form 9778-22
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 59

close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on near finish

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The betting suggested BIFF JOHNSON would run a big race for his new yard during the week. He duly won over track and trip by over four lengths and can defy a 6lb penalty on that evidence. Enriching won here in November but was well behind the selection last time and I'm Harry looks a bigger threat having slipped down the weights and placing at Kempton last time. Runaiocht has gone close in lower grade handicaps of late while Viserion remains unexposed and could get involved if this longer trip suits.

Formwatch

Biff Johnson (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Close up, headway to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Feb beating Comanche Chieftain (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.

Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Giovanni Di Bicci (8-12) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (5) pol in Feb.

Breakheart (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Charlies Mate (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.

I'm Harry 14-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Dakota City (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

Enriching (USA) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 9 1/2l behind Biff Johnson (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Feb.

Viserion 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outer, driven over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Isis Blue (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.

Baileys En Premier (FR) 10-1 (8-10) Soon led, headed inside final 2f, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 14 1/2l behind Loyalty (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Jan.

Thane Of Cawdor (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 11 3/4l behind Dakota City (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

Runaiocht (IRE) 9-2fav (8-13) Short of room soon after start, in touch, headway when not much room 2f out, effort and switched right approaching final furlong, driven and hung right inside final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Trending (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jan.