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20:25 Chelmsford City

totepool Betting On All UK Racing Handicap (Class 2)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £16,172
  • 2nd: £4,812
  • 3rd: £2,405
  • 4th: £1,202
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 3.83s
  • Off Time: 20:29:25
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
5/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    3rd
    Silk -
    10/1

      1(4)
      Silk - Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap
      10/1
      • Form 2191-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 95

      held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

      2(2)
      Silk - Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap
      • Form 321-0
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-2
      • Official Rating 90

      held up behind, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held post

      3(1)
      Silk - Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap
      • Form 3165-4
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 88

      tracked leaders and keen, ridden inside final furlong, soon faded

      4(7)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap
      • Form 31-7
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 88

      led, headed over 7f out, tracked leader, weakened inside final furlong

      5(3)
      Silk - Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
      25/1
      • Form 0152-0
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-12
      • Official Rating 86

      held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace

      6(6)
      Silk - Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap
      • Form 871815-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-11
      • Official Rating 85

      tracked leaders, bumped after 1f, led over 7f out, pulled hard, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

      7(9)
      Silk - Silver, tassel on cap

      Curlew River

      27 CD
      14/1
      • Form 27-1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7
      • Official Rating 81

      tracked leaders and keen, bumped after 1f, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

      8(5)
      Silk - White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap
      5/1
      • Form 83216-2
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-6
      • Official Rating 80

      tracked leaders and keen, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, just held on

      9(8)
      Silk - Yellow, white chevron and sleeves

      Solajan (IRE)

      63 h D
      9/1
      • Form 21
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-3
      • Official Rating 77

      held up mid-division and pulled hard, not much room and hampered after 1f, soon dropped in rear, weakened over 1f out

      In depth

      Verdict

      Total Star ended last year with victory in a novices race and should be winning handicaps this year while Red Ensign and Zumurudee are better than their latest runs suggest. Curlew River and Solajan won maiden races over today’s trip on the all-weather last time while Ghayya was well beaten in Qatar back in February. ELUCIDATION never recovered from losing his position in a race at Newmarket on his return but he gets another chance in this with Ryan Moore staying loyal and much better expected.

      Formwatch

      Total Star 6-4jfav (9-8) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, won at Kempton 1m stks (4) pol in Sep beating Euginio (9-8) by 3/4l, 4 ran.

      Zumurudee (USA) 7-2 (9-0) 10th of 12, dist behind Cosmo Charlie (9-0) at Meydan 1m 1f lst fst in Mar.

      Red Ensign (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 6 3/4l behind Khafoo Shememi (9-4) at Kempton 1m stks (2) pol in Apr.

      Elucidation (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Middle Kingdom (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (3) gf in Apr.

      Ghayyar (IRE) (9-2) 11th of 14, 8l behind Mr Scaramanga (9-2) at Doha 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Feb.

      Plant Pot Power (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 6, 5 1/2l behind Commander Cole (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (2) pol in Nov.

      Curlew River 3-1 (9-0) Made all, pushed along and edged left over 1f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chelmsford City 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) pol in Apr beating Pure Shores (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.

      Drochaid 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Mustarrid (9-6) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Apr.

      Solajan (IRE) 9-4jfav (9-5) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, led halfway, ridden over 1f out, driven and edged right inside final furlong, all out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Waterville Dancer (9-5) by 1/2l, 6 ran.