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16:00 Chelmsford City

Dan Gooch Memorial Handicap (Class 6)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £6,640 added
  • Winner: £3,493
  • 2nd: £1,040
  • 3rd: £519
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.01s
  • Off Time: 16:00:26
  • 9 Ran
1st
2nd
6/1

      3rd
      1(4)

      La Fortuna

      4 t CCD
      6/4
      • Form: 524545
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 9-10
      • Official Rating: 66
      • Trainer: C Wallis
      • Jockey: Charles Bishop

      held up in mid-division, shaken up and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, comfortably

      2(1)
      • Form: 953075
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-7
      • Official Rating: 63
      • Trainer: H Spiller
      • Jockey: Louis Steward

      led early, tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

      4(6)
      5/1
      • Form: 760-008
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-7
      • Official Rating: 63
      • Trainer: Ian Williams
      • Jockey: Jason Watson

      stumbled soon after start, in rear, well behind over 2f out

      5(7)

      Revenge

      11 b D
      6/1
      • Form: 22248P
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 62
      • Trainer: T D Easterby
      • Jockey: S Donohoe

      prominent, driven to lead over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong

      6(5)
      8/1
      • Form: 803546
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 60
      • Trainer: Jane Chapple-Hyam
      • Jockey: Danny Brock

      held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never threatened

      7(3)
      14/1
      • Form: 114557
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-1
      • Official Rating: 57
      • Trainer: B Barr
      • Jockey: T E Whelan

      tracked leaders, took keen hold, switched right over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, bumped towards finish

      8(2)

      Zahirah

      66
      16/1
      • Form: 555
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 8-12
      • Official Rating: 54
      • Trainer: J R Jenkins
      • Jockey: L P Keniry

      soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

      9(8)
      20/1
      • Form: 6554
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 8-8
      • Official Rating: 52
      • Trainer: Rae Guest
      • Jockey: J Quinn

      slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway on outside from 1f out, edged left and kept on, went 3rd towards finish

      10(10)

      Divine Call

      101 t D
      50/1
      • Form: 84-3687
      • Age: 11
      • Weight: 8-7
      • Official Rating: 45
      • Trainer: C Wallis
      • Jockey: Gabriele Malune

      chased leaders on outside, challenged over 1f out, not quicken entering final furlong, no extra

      3(9)
      NR
      • Form: 462215
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-7
      • Official Rating: 63
      • Trainer: P F I Cole
      • Jockey: Non Runner

      Nonrunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      None of these have looked like winning recently and La Fortuna has been in the handicappers grip since notching-up five wins early in the year. ROYAL MEZYAN hasn’t won since 2016 but may have finally dropped far enough down the weights and gets a token vote also dropping down in class today. Juan Horsepower has also tumbled down the weights while Zahirah may do better now handicapping for the first time.

      Formwatch

      La Fortuna 10-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Faithful Promise (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (5) gf in Sep.

      Royal Mezyan (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Brendan (8-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.

      Turanga Leela 12-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 8l behind Extrasolar (9-0) at Catterick 6f hcp (5) gf in Aug.

      Revenge 10-1 (9-4) Stumbled start, always behind, tailed off and pulled up final furlong, at Catterick 6f hcp (6) gd in Sep.

      Juan Horsepower 10-1 (9-3) Outpaced in last pair, headway when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, kept on, 6th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Daddys Poppit (9-5) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.

      Toolatetodelegate 6-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 6 3/4l behind Essaka (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp (5) fm in Jul.

      Zahirah 8-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 7 1/2l behind Chippie Hill (8-11) at Yarmouth 7f fll stks (6) gf in Jul.

      Eternal Destiny 10-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 15, 5 1/4l behind Topmeup (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp (6) gs in Aug.

      Divine Call 66-1 (8-12) In touch in rear centre, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 9, 10 1/4l behind Wild Acclaim (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun.

      Assassinate (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Acrux (9-7) at Kempton 6f stks (5) pol in Sep.