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16:30 Chelmsford City

Matchbook EBF Future Stayers' Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 3)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £16,000 added
  • Winner: £10,350
  • 2nd: £3,080
  • 3rd: £1,539
  • 4th: £770
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.38s
  • Off Time: 16:31:00
  • 6 Ran
2nd
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

led after 1f, pushed along and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

2(2)
Silk - Silver, tassel on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

dwelt close up in rear, headway on inner over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon edged right, ran on

3(1)
Silk - Royal blue
6/4
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, driven and kept on one pace

4(3)
Silk - Pink, grey braid, grey cap, grey tassel
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

close up, pushed along 3f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong

5(6)
Silk - White, black cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

dwelt close up in rear, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong

6(5)
Silk - Dark blue, white chevron, white and mauve striped sleeves, dark blue cap, mauve star
  • Form 8
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

dwelt tracked leader after 1f, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, faded towards finish

In depth

Verdict

IN THE NIGHT started odds-on at Wolverhampton for his debut but ran green and could only manage fourth. Gelded since, he’ll know more today and the Godolphin colt gets the vote to open his account with improvement likely. Bobby The Great and Marcela De Vega failed to threaten on their respective debuts and the 550,000gns purchase Hypothetical may prove a bigger threat representing John Gosden’s powerful yard. He’s preferred to fellow newcomers London Arch and Mystic River.

Formwatch

Bobby The Great 9-2 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Tom Collins (9-0) at Newmarket 7f stks (4) sft in Oct.

Hypothetical (IRE) Lope De Vega colt out of Peut Etre.

In The Night (IRE) 5-6fav (9-2) Outpaced in rear, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Fashion Royalty (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (4) pol in Oct.

London Arch Fastnet Rock colt out of Mount Crystal.

Mystic River (IRE) Animal Kingdom colt out of Harriet Tubman.

Marcela De Vega 9-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 9 1/4l behind Fantail (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m fll stks (3) pol in Nov.