Retraining Of Racehorses Handicap 1m 6f

  • (3yo, 1m 6f, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £4,347 2nd £2,041 3rd £1,021 4th £510 5th £300 6th £300 7th £300 8th £300
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 3.44s
  • Off time: 20:00:55
Full result
Result 20:00 Chelmsford City
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Charging Thunder 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (5) 413102
Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond Charging Thunder 17
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Jason Watson
  • Form: 413102
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 83
3 133 9-7 D O'Meara Jason Watson 83
3 (4) 4-54222
Grey, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Mushirif (IRE) 19
  • T:R Varian
  • J:E J Walsh
  • Form: 4-54222
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1p1
  • OR: 77
3 127 9-1 p1 R Varian E J Walsh 77
4 (6) 434711
Black and orange check, white and black check sleeves Countessa (FR) 38
  • T:H Palmer
  • J:Louis Steward
  • Form: 434711
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 77
3 127 9-1 H Palmer Louis Steward 77
6 (2) 555211
Purple and White (quartered), White sleeves Heath Rise 9
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:William Cox
  • Form: 555211
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 69
3 119 8-7 D M Simcock William Cox (3) 69

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
2 (3) 332113
The Vegas Raider (IRE) 13
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:M L W Bell
  • J:D E Hogan
  • Form: 332113
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3v
  • OR: 79
3 93 v M L W Bell D E Hogan 79
5 (1) 841124
Amalfi Bay 24
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:R Charlton
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 841124
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 75
3 813 R Charlton Non Runner 75

In depth

Verdict

The Vegas Raider failed to cope with an 8lb rise at Musselburgh when bidding for a hat-trick while Heath Rise completed a double with last week’s course and distance success in a lower grade contest. Amalfi Bay went close at Sandown when last over today’s trip and Countessa has been winning over 1m4f but a chance is taken that MUSHIRIF improves for the longer trip fitted with headgear today on the back of several placed efforts. Charging Thunder was due to run at Haydock yesterday.

Formwatch

The Vegas Raider (IRE)6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, every chance approaching final furlong, could not go pace of leaders and weakened, 3rd of 5, 8 1/4l behind Haizoom (8-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (3) gs in Sep.

Amalfi BayEvensfav (9-5) Held up last, closer out wide after 3f, pushed along over 3f out, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, losing place when hampered on rail entering final furlong, 4th of 5, 3 1/4l behind Arabescato (10-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp (5) pol in Sep.

Charging Thunder7-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on well but headed near line, 2nd of 4, nk behind Tribal Art (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp (4) gf in Sep.

Heath Rise2-1fav (8-11) In rear, switched right from 2f out and made smooth headway, pushed entering final furlong and soon hit front, always doing enough late on, cosily, won at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (5) pol in Sep beating Suns Up Guns Up (9-5) by 1l, 5 ran.

Mushirif (IRE)11-8fav (9-9) Mid-division, steady headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, faced strong challenge 1f out, wandered around and headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Haveyoumissedme (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Sep.

Countessa (FR)7-2 (9-8) Led after 1f, set steady pace, quickened pace over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Aug beating Dolphin (9-6) by 3l, 6 ran.