Everything clicked for Krazy Paving last month when a wind operation, a handy mark and having a claimer aboard all played a part in him returning to winning ways over this course and distance. Grace McEntree is back in the saddle here and the duo look capable of following up from an ideal draw.
Night Voyager displayed signs of inexperience on his debut at Lingfield last month but he also showed plenty of ability when keeping on from an unpromising position to finish sixth. He looks sure to progress with that run under his belt and he can open his account at the second time of asking.
Elusif made the most of a good opportunity to complete the hat-trick in clinical fashion at this venue on Friday and he is clearly thriving at present. He must carry a 5 lb penalty here but showed enough to suggest he can defying that burden and, with Grace McEntee taking a handy 7 lb off his back, the four-timer looks on the cards.
Prince of Eagles shaped with promise on his debut at Kempton but he failed to build on that here when blowing the start. However, he quickly got back on the up and posted an impressive success at Lingfield last time, ultimately scoring with greater authority than the bare result suggests. He showed a good turn of foot to settle matters on that occasion and, bearing in mind his lightly-raced profile, remains open to improvement. He looks to have been let in lightly on his handicap debut and holds outstanding claims.
Making his all-weather debut following a breathing operation, Tone The Barone resumed winning ways in good style over this course and distance on Friday, taking his form up another notch. He found plenty to pull six lengths clear and, provided this race doesn’t come too soon, he should defy a penalty. It’s also worth remembering that he is relatively lightly-raced so could have more to offer.
Social City showed improved form to get off the mark over this course and distance last month, relishing the step up in trip. He ran at least as well in defeat when third at Lingfield last time, despite leaving the impression that the tighter track didn’t particularly suit him, so this return to Chelmsford can only be viewed as a positive. He still boasts a low-mileage profile and is taken to get back to winning ways.
- 13:35 – KRAZY PAVING
- 14:05 – NIGHT VOYAGER
- 14:40 – ELUSIF
- 15:15 – PRINCE OF EAGLES
- 15:45 – TONE THE BARONE
- 16:15 – SOCIAL CITY