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17:30 Chelmsford City

Weatherbys TBA Handicap (Class 2)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £50,000 added
  • Winner: £32,345
  • 2nd: £9,625
  • 3rd: £4,810
  • 4th: £2,405
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 58.54s
  • Off Time: 17:31:01
  • 9 Ran
1(9)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots
11/1
  • Form 271210
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 97

slowly into stride, held up and behind, headway over 1f out, kept on in 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with 1st 2

2(3)
Silk - White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star
5/1
  • Form 599542
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 93

held up in touch on inside, headway 2f out, stayed on same pace in 4th inside final furlong

3(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap
  • Form 231121
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 92

tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out

4(7)
Silk - Royal blue, white chevron, royal blue cap, white star
10/3
  • Form 31123
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 90

headway to lead after 2f and set decent pace, steadied 6f out, reminders over 5f out, headed over 4 out, weakened rapidly behind and eased final 3f, tailed off

5(6)
Silk - White, red star, hooped sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 692212
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 89

held up in 6th smooth headway over 2f out, led going well over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, hard ridden towards finish, headed post

6(2)
Silk - White and red stripes, black sleeves, white and red quartered cap

Pianissimo

24 b C
16/1
  • Form 232211
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 83

held up in last pair, steady headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, soon challenging, stayed on to lead post

7(1)
Silk - Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black sleeves, White cap
9/2
  • Form 4-25146
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 82

led 2f, tracked leader, led again over 4f out until 3f out, weakened quickly, tailed off

8(4)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 235211
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 80

held up towards rear, headway and wide on home turn, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

9(8)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow stripe, yellow and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 171361
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-0
  • Official Rating 76

tracked leaders on outside, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Blowing Dixie, Pianissimo and Sweet Celebration all arrive on the back of victories in lower grade contests but will find this tougher. Deal A Dollar won over shorter trips on the all-weather for Sir Michael Stoute and has switched yards while Joseph O’Brien’s maiden winner Grandmaster Flash was beaten back in a handicap at Dundalk last time and Ballylemon is another maiden winner with something to prove. Creationist finished ahead of Good Tidings when runner-up at over 1m3f last month and can figure if lasting home but it could pay to stick with the progressive front-runner BO SAMRAAN, who also steps up in trip having won a conditions race at Southwell a fortnight ago.

Formwatch

Deal A Dollar 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division on inside, weakened 3f out, 15th of 17, dist behind Hamish (9-7) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) sft in Oct.

Creationist (USA) 4-1fav (8-13) Slow into stride, soon prominent, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 14, hd behind All Yours (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (2) pol in Nov.

Bo Samraan (IRE) 8-15fav (8-12) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, pushed out, won at Southwell 1m 4f stks (3) pol in Nov beating Jabbaar (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.

Good Tidings (FR) 5-1 (8-10) Slow into stride keen and soon close up, steadied back and in touch 8f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 14, nk behind All Yours (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (2) pol in Nov.

Grandmaster Flash (IRE) 15-8fav (9-6) Soon chased leaders, closed travelling smoothly straight, on terms from 2f out, ridden to gain narrow lead from 1 1/2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, headed on line, 2nd of 14, shd behind Irradiate (8-9) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Nov.

Pianissimo 20-1 (9-4) Close up, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on to lead close home, won at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Nov beating Jersey Wonder (9-9) by nk, 11 ran.

Ballylemon (IRE) 4-6fav (8-6) Raced keenly, held up in touch, outpaced on outside 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 10 1/4l behind Reshoun (9-11) at Kempton 2m hcp (2) pol in Nov.

Sweet Celebration (IRE) 2-1 (9-6) Steadied soon after start, close up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, edged right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Nov beating City Tour (9-4) by 1/2l, 5 ran.

Blowing Dixie 11-8fav (9-3) Slow into stride, towards rear, good headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Nov beating J Gaye (9-7) by 7l, 12 ran.