Chelmsford City

  • 19:50 Budweiser Brewing Group Novice Stakes 1m

  • Winner £5,531 2nd £1,646 3rd £823 4th £411
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.08s
  • Off time: 19:56:03
19:50 Chelmsford City Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ghaziyah 10/11
2nd Maximum Effect 6/4
3rd Knockacullion (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 005 Red and Beige diabolo, Red sleeves, Beige cap Bambys Boy 36
8 9-10 N P Mulholland A Kirby 40/141.00
2 (7) 8-0 Red, emerald green stars on sleeves, red cap, emerald green star Logan's Choice 49
4 9-10 R Charlton Thomas Greatrex (5) 50/151.00
3 (5) 7-1 Dark blue, large yellow spots Ghaziyah 20
Distance Winner
3 9-4 W J Haggas James Doyle 10/111.91
4 (8) Emerald Green and White stripes, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap Knockacullion (USA)
3 9-2 R Hughes S W Kelly 20/121.00
5 (10) 65 Light blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Rudy Lewis (IRE) 35
3 9-2 C Fellowes S Donohoe 12/113.00
6 (3) 68 Red, Yellow disc, armlets and cap Ecstasea (IRE) 31
3 8-11 Rae Guest J F Egan 50/151.00
7 (2) White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Harbour City (USA)
3 8-11 J Tate P J McDonald 8/19.00
8 (1) 3- Maroon Maximum Effect 216
3 8-11 J H M Gosden L Dettori 6/42.50
9 (6) 96 GOLD, black sleeves & hoop, gold cap Petite Malle (USA) 22
3 8-11 J R Fanshawe George Wood 33/134.00
10 (9) 88 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Yvette 181
3 8-11 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 40/141.00

Verdict

GHAZIYAH was having her first start since October when making a winning reappearance at Thirsk. It’s reasonable to expect further progress here and she gets the vote to defy a penalty given the main danger, Maximum Effect, is making her seasonal debut. The latter finished third over 7f at Lingfield at the end of last year and is preferred to Rudy Lewis, who showed some improvement at Thirsk last month without threatening the winner. Harbour City and Knockacullion hail from winning families in North America with the former preferred representing James Tate’s in-form yard.