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17:40 Chelmsford City

Zoe Napier Country & Equestrian Handicap (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 10.69s
  • Off Time: 17:40:29
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
12/1

    1(5)
    Silk - Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
    9/2
    • Form 513703
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 85

    close up, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong

    2(6)
    Silk - Orange, White diamonds on sleeves
    5/2
    • Form 700133
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 84

    slow into stride held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish

    3(3)
    Silk - White, Royal Blue stars, White and Maroon striped sleeves, Maroon cap
    5/1
    • Form 512603
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 82

    led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong

    4(2)
    Silk - White and Yellow stripes, Black cap

    Dominium (USA)

    17 b DCD
    9/1
    • Form 728156
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 80

    very slowly away towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor

    5(10)
    Silk - Brown, pink disc
    20/1
    • Form 062021
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 79

    in rear, pushed along 2f out, never near leaders

    6(9)
    Silk - Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap

    Swiss Cross

    28 t D
    33/1
    • Form 786337
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 78

    towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders

    7(7)
    Silk - Pink, black cross belts, pink sleeves, black stars

    Hoofalong

    19 hb D
    12/1
    • Form 140602
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 77

    tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed near finish

    8(1)
    Silk - Dark blue, beige braces, hooped sleeves and cap
    6/1
    • Form 537421
    • Age 10
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 75

    in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    9(8)
    Silk - Maroon, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Maroon spots
    • Form 336956
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 74

    tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    10(4)
    Silk - Yellow, Light Green epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Light Green spots
    16/1
    • Form 338090
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-8
    • Official Rating 72

    tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, led near finish

    In depth

    Verdict

    Hoofalong may well have been successful at Pontefract last month had he got away on terms and this extra furlong may help. Secret Asset got back to winning over 5f here nine days ago while Red Stripes and Dominium are previous course and distance winners, though the latter was third behind Aldayha over 7f at Kempton last month. MAGNUS MAXIMUS (NAP) won at Ascot in September and has continued in good form. He was given plenty to do when third over track and trip 10 days ago and should get closer today if ridden nearer the pace. Spirit of Zeb is slowly coming down the weights and could be more interesting than Musselburgh winner Pea Shooter over this trip.

    Formwatch

    Aldayha (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away, headway to lead after 1f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd 100 yards out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Mr Bossy Boots (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

    Magnus Maximus 5-1fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Secret Missile (9-1) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (3) pol in Oct.

    Red Stripes (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Nuno Tristan (9-0) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

    Dominium (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Switched right start, held up in rear, some headway under pressure over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mr Bossy Boots (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

    Pea Shooter 11-2fav (9-6) Mid-division, driven over 1f out, switched right and ridden 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Economic Crisis (9-2) by 3/4l, 12 ran.

    Swiss Cross 4-1fav (9-8) Slowly into stride, driven forward and soon short of room, midfield, never a factor, 7th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Under Siege (8-11) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

    Hoofalong 10-1 (8-11) Dwelt, raced wide, soon close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Avon Breeze (9-4) at Pontefract 5f hcp (4) gs in Oct.

    Secret Asset (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and ran on well, won at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Oct beating Diamond Charlie (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

    Spirit of Zeb (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Midfield, headway over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, never nearer, 6th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Comino (9-6) at Catterick 6f hcp (4) gs in Oct.

    Mighty Zip (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, led, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 12 1/4l behind Pharmaceutical (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct.