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18:10 Chelmsford City

Bet totetrifecta Handicap (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 59.20s
  • Off Time: 18:11:07
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(8)
Silk - Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star
  • Form 518086
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 84

soon clear with leader, led 10f out, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong

2(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, White hollow box, checked sleeves and cap
9/2
  • Form 43330/1-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 82

tracked clear leaders, ridden to chase clear leader over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on one pace

3(2)
Silk - BLACK and GREY diabolo, quartered cap
10/1
  • Form 332125
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 82

in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

4(1)
Silk - Dark Blue and Red diamonds, Red sleeves and cap
7/2
  • Form 274212
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 74

held up in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, no impression inside final furlong

5(4)
Silk - Maroon and royal blue stripes, royal blue sleeves, maroon cap

Noguchi (IRE)

14 p CDCD
11/1
  • Form 151520
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 72

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace

6(5)
Silk - WHITE, RED star, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, RED cap, WHITE star
25/1
  • Form 415989
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 71

dwelt towards rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders

7(7)
Silk - Orange, mauve sash, quartered cap

Percy Veer

47 BF
2/1
  • Form 011634
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 76

in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, pushed out

8(6)
Silk - Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap
11/1
  • Form 6-24450
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 75

led and soon clear with one other, headed 10f out, tracked leader, pushed along 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out

In depth

Verdict

Sixties Love was only beaten neck over 1m4f at Kempton last month. Bazooka will appreciate the return to a more realistic level after contesting a Group 3 last time while Strawberry Martini is also eased in grade. Percy Veer has already been placed over 2m so stamina is not an issue and he appeared to find 1m4f too sharp last time. The lack of a recent run for SEASIDE SIZZLER is an obvious concern but Bill Knight is more than capable of producing one ready after a break so the eight-year-old, a very decent stayer on his day and already a four-time winner on Polytrack, gets the nod.

Formwatch

Strawberry Martini 40-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Faithful Mount (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (3) sft in Oct.

Seaside Sizzler 11-2 (9-1) Close up, ran in snatches, ridden 3f out, effort entering final 2f, driven to lead inside final furlong, won at Kempton 2m hcp (2) pol in Apr beating Clowance Estate (9-10) by nk, 7 ran.

Bazooka (IRE) 100-1 (9-4) Last pair, came centre in straight, went poor 5th final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Koora (8-8) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Oct.

Sixties Love 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway between horses over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind Sir Jack Layden (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

Noguchi (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Chased leader until over 4f out, chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, dist behind Syncopate (10-7) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Oct.

Celestial Bay 66-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Sky Cape (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

Percy Veer 7-2fav (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Return Ace (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Sep.

Shadow Rock (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 5f out, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 16 1/2l behind Magic Circle (8-7) at Haydock 2m hcp (4) gs in Oct.