We head to Chelmsford City's opening meeting for Sunday's attempt at the Placepot...
12:50- The unexposed Tryster, representing the red-hot Appleby yard, could take this field apart, but he has shown signs of temperament, hanging his chance away at Newmarket last time, and is opposed with a couple of solid propositions. Docs Legacy had looked rather exposed prior to Wolverhampton, but he beat a decent field in good style that day, and a rise in the weights is offset by the booking of a decent claimer. Rebellious Guest was prolific on the all-weather last season, racking up three wins, and he bounced back to form with a close-up third at Lingfield last time, where the emphasis on speed over a mile wasn't to his advantage.
13:20- Zamoura created a good impression when finishing runner-up on debut at Lingfield and that effort sets a clear standard here. Representing a leading yard, it's not hard to see Zamoura improving considerably on that initial effort, and she should be tricky to beat.
13:50- The talented Blue Aegean makes plenty of appeal for win purposes on her return from a break, but she's hardly the most reliable of propositions bearing in mind how she finished the turf season, and is worth taking on with Lackaday and Anastazia. Lackaday and Anastazia both contested a six-furlong event at Lingfield last time, with Lackaday producing a career-best effort to come out on top, and the in-form duo should continue to give a good account.
14:20- Baddilini was a bit below his best at Wolverhampton last time, but the race wasn't run to suit and he can confirm the impression that he's still operating at the top of his game when circumstances are favourable. He's joined in the permutation by Serenity Spa who resumed winning ways at Dundalk last time, taking a strongly-contested event that has worked out well.
14:50- The unexposed Super Kid has shown run-to-run progress during his burgeoning career and he shaped well against a more experienced rival at Lingfield last time, only reeled in close home having made a bold bid turning for home. There could yet be more to come, particularly at a mile, and he should go close.
15:20- The hat-trick seeking Rizal Park represents the in-form Andrew Balding yard and should give another good account. Rizal Park has a style of racing that's ideally suited to artificial surfaces and, still relatively unexposed on the all weather, he can continue to improve for a while yet. Norse Blues is on a long losing run at present but he got back on the right track when finishing runner-up at Wolverhampton three days ago, and a similar sort of performance should see him on the premises.
12:50- 1, 3
13:50- 3, 6
14:20- 4, 6
15:20- 4, 5
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