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17:45 Chelmsford City

Bet toteplacepot At betfred.com Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 59.29s
  • Off Time: 17:45:37
  • 9 Ran
1(2)
Silk - Yellow and black check, purple sleeves and cap
5/1
  • Form 452645
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

led early, prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong

2(10)
Silk - White, Dark Blue and White check sleeves, Dark Blue cap
10/1
  • Form 127772
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

towards rear on outside, ridden and well beaten over 2f out

3(6)
Silk - Yellow, light blue hoop and armlets
7/1
  • Form 245615
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71

held up, ridden and short lived effort over 1f out, well held final furlong

4(4)
Silk - Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star
  • Form 566412
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71

slowly away, held up in rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on

6(3)
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK chevron, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW stars, WHITE cap
  • Form 472340
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 70

playing up just before stalls opened and rider lost left iron leaving them, towards rear, rider soon kicked out right iron, headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

7(8)
Silk - Pink, royal blue seams, pink cap
12/1
  • Form 903440
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 69

chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out

8(1)
Silk - Red, white hoop, white and red check sleeves, white cap, red star

Swendab (IRE)

18 b D
8/1
  • Form 332511
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 63

prominent, led 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

9(7)
Silk - White, Royal Blue stars, White and Maroon striped sleeves, Maroon cap
10/1
  • Form 771553
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 60

soon led, headed 4f out, prominent, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, no extra towards finish

10(5)
Silk - Orange, Beige sleeves

Mighty Zip (USA)

155 p CDCD
33/1
  • Form 131390
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 59

mid-division, ridden and struggling over 2f out

5(9)
NR

Fast Act (IRE)

20 p DCD
8/1
  • Form 809527
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 70

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A bit of a lottery to start proceedings and Swendab has been raised a further 5lb having completed a double at Wolverhampton with his latest success. Berryessa finished well ahead of Fast Act when scoring at the latter track and an apprentice takes over the reins today having been beaten subsequently. Bahamian Heights has been in good form over 6f recently but has done all his winning so far over that distance while Zipedeedodah remains a shade high in the weights and Dundunah is 6lb higher than when winning at Haydock during the summer. But RED STRIPES has recorded four of his five victories to date at this venue and he gets a tentative vote to go in again.

Formwatch

Zipedeedodah (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) In touch in rear, ridden over 1f out, short lived effort inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Come On Dave (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp (4) pol in Nov.

Dundunah (USA) 25-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Casterbridge (9-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp (5) pol in Nov.

Berryessa (IRE) 6-4fav (9-8) Chased leaders, took keen hold, driven over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3/4l behind Lydiate Lady (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp fll (5) pol in Nov.

Bahamian Heights 20-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Higher Court (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.

Yorkee Mo Sabee (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Raced far side, tracked leader, keen weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 10 1/4l behind Glenamoy Lad (8-13) at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Penny Dreadful 33-1 (8-8) Pushed along to chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Mujassam (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

Swendab (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Edged left start, led over 3f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Gorgeous (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.

Red Stripes (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Hamish Mcgonagain (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov.

Mighty Zip (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 10, 7 1/4l behind Foxy Boy (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Fast Act (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon faded, 7th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Berryessa (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Nov.