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13:50 Chelmsford City

Chelmsford City #theplacetobe This Summer Novice Auction Stakes (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.90s
  • Off Time: 13:50:38
  • 7 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Maroon, silver braid, maroon sleeves, silver armlets, black cap
  • Form 434
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

keen, tracked leaders, driven to challenge well over 1f out, held when hampered entering final furlong

2(8)
Silk - Dark green and yellow stripes, dark green cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

soon outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner

3(4)
Silk - Yellow, Purple spots
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

prominent, lost place well over 1f out

4(7)
Silk - Purple and light blue stripes, purple sleeves and cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

dwelt, held up, outpaced halfway, soon beaten

5(3)
Silk - Emerald Green and White diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap
10/11
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

dwelt, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, hung left under pressure entering final furlong, no extra closing stages

7(1)
Silk - Dark blue, large white spots, dark blue and white chevrons on sleeves, dark blue and white striped cap
8/1
  • Form 8925
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

made all, ridden clear over 1f out, very easily

8(2)
Silk - White, Purple epaulets and armlets
  • Form 68
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

steadied start, in touch, effort 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong

6(6)
NR
20/1
  • Form 55
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

SIMPSON was only caught inside the final furlong at Leicester on his debut and can go one better with normal progress. Ed Walker’s colt is taken to improve past the more-exposed Central City, who was expected to finish closer at Nottingham last time. Amazing Alice posted her best effort by far when second on the all-weather at Lingfield last month and may prove best of the remainder unless one of the newcomers is above average.

Formwatch

Central City (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) With leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra last 50 yards, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Great Prospector (9-2) at Nottingham 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.

Goldenground (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, edged left over 2f out, pushed along and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 14l behind Ghost Serge (9-2) at Lingfield 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.

Korak Boy (IRE) Zebedee gelding out of Facce Tarzan.

Mr Little (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Shining Hour.

Simpson (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Shazzab (8-7) at Leicester 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.

Amazing Alice 12-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Armum (8-11) at Chester 6f stks (4) gs in Jun.

Misty Breese (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Led on near side rail, headed just over 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 8, 24 1/4l behind Ghost Serge (9-2) at Lingfield 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.

Vegas Boy (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) In touch, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 10 3/4l behind Running Cloud (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Jun.