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14:00 Chelmsford City

Old Speckled Hen Handicap (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £9,750 added
  • Winner: £5,531
  • 2nd: £1,646
  • 3rd: £823
  • 4th: £411
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 37.02s
  • Off Time: 14:02:53
  • 5 Ran
1(1)
  • Form: 285768
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-2
  • Official Rating: 87
  • Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Jockey: Andrew Breslin

slow into stride, close up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish

2(4)
1/2
  • Form: 631513
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 85
  • Trainer: J Tate
  • Jockey: James Doyle

led 1f, tracked leaders, left 2nd over 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ran on strongly

3(5)
33/1
  • Form: 21/00-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: R J Price
  • Jockey: S W Kelly

tracked leader until ran wide bend over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off

4(2)

Lothario

16 DCD
7/2
  • Form: 315081
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 74
  • Trainer: D K Ivory
  • Jockey: R Winston

led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish

5(3)
  • Form: 341550
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Official Rating: 74
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Jockey: F Norton

slowly away keen close up in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

SOLAR HEIGHTS won so easily over course and distance in June that she was raised 10lb. But James Tate’s filly still finished a creditable third in a higher grade contest back here last time and gets another chance in this. Lothario is upped in class after scoring at Lingfield but still looks the main danger given the poor recent form of the remainder. Liliofthelamplight has struggled since winning at Newcastle in June and Tough Remedy has to race off a 9lb higher mark back on the all-weather.

Formwatch

Tough Remedy (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Dwelt, held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 19 1/4l behind Scofflaw (9-12) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

Solar Heights (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on well closing stages, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Dalaalaat (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (3) pol in Jul.

Initiative (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Awkwardly away, raced keenly, held up, always behind, lost touch 2f out, last of 11, 25 1/2l behind Exchequer (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Nov.

Lothario 11-2 (9-2) Always prominent, driven to lead over 1f out, had driven when pressed closing stages, all out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Aug beating Merweb (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.

Liliofthelamplight (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Hampered start, behind, headway on outside over 6f out, driven over 4f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 11, 15 3/4l behind Engrossed (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Aug.