Christmas Parties At Chelmsford City Racecourse Handicap 5f

  • (3yo+, 5f, Class 6, 6 runners)
  • Winner £2,322 2nd £1,090 3rd £545 4th £300 5th £300 6th £300 7th £300 8th £300
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 0m 58.88s
  • Off time: 20:32:27
Full result
Result 20:30 Chelmsford City
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 La Roca Del Fuego 5/6f
2nd 6 Jorvik Prince 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (2) 613141
Grey and yellow diabolo, yellow and grey striped sleeves, quartered cap La Roca Del Fuego (IRE) 9
  • T:G Deacon
  • J:Tyler Heard
  • Form: 613141
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10h
  • OR: 63
5 136 9-10 h G Deacon Tyler Heard (5) 63
2 (7) 124049
Light blue, maroon sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, maroon star Morty 3
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Jason Watson
  • Form: 124049
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6h
  • OR: 60
3 132 9-6 h D O'Meara Jason Watson 60
3 (5) 413644
Red, Pink star and sleeves, Orange cap Pretty Shiftwell 16
  • T:S C Williams
  • J:Rhys Clutterbuck
  • Form: 413644
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5t
  • OR: 59
3 131 9-5 t S C Williams Rhys Clutterbuck (5) 59
4 (3) 384512
Yellow, white epaulets Toplight 16
  • T:C Banham
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 384512
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5b
  • OR: 59
3 131 9-5 b C Banham Joey Haynes 59
6 (1) 8-38347
Red, grey spots, black sleeves, red and grey quartered cap Jorvik Prince 2
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:Erika Parkinson
  • Form: 8-38347
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13h
  • OR: 52
7 125 8-13 h M Appleby Erika Parkinson (7) 52
7 (4) 650462
Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Cable Guy 30
  • T:C Fellowes
  • J:Laura Pearson
  • Form: 650462
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7p
  • OR: 47
3 119 8-7 p C Fellowes Laura Pearson (3) 47

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
5 (6) 427544
Iesha 16
  • T:C Wallis
  • J:Joshua Bryan
  • Form: 427544
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13p
  • OR: 53
3 813 p C Wallis Joshua Bryan 53

In depth

Verdict

LA ROCA DEL FUEGO has won three times over 6f here this year. The drop down to the minimum trip should not be a problem given he made all for his latest success and he can go in again. Toplight finished ahead of both Pretty Shiftwell and Jorvik Prince when runner-up over track and trip last time while Cable Guy also found one too good here on his latest start, though this is tougher.

Formwatch

Iesha13-2 (9-6) Chased leaders on inside, every chance when edged left 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Got No Dollars (9-4) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.

La Roca Del Fuego (IRE)11-4jfav (9-7) Made all, took keen hold early on, asked to quicken after 2f out, handy advantage when ridden entering final furlong, kept on strongly, readily, won at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Big Impact (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.

Jorvik Prince9-2 (8-7) Towards rear, never going pace, always behind, last of 7, 4 3/4l behind Muatadel (8-7) at Pontefract 5f hcp (6) gf in Sep.

Morty9-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, gradually weakened, 9th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Polam Lane (9-3) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gd in Sep.

Cable Guy13-2 (9-2) Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Katherine Place (10-0) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Aug.

Pretty Shiftwell7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 3rd final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Storm Melody (9-2) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.

Toplight4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Storm Melody (9-2) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.