We may have drunk heavily from the well at Cheltenham (metaphorically and literally), but it’s getting a touch thirsty again after a poor run of naps. Chelmsford will hopefully provide the quench.
Trainer Archie Watson has been the find of the winter flat season and is only a few winners behind the established Mick Appleby in the all weather training stakes.
Much of that success mirrors Appleby in being based on the immediate revival in fortunes of horses discarded by other yards.
Watson can weave that magic again today (1705) with the formerly David Simcock trained Captor.
This is an extremely well bred son of Frankel who must have been a colossal disappointment on his three maiden runs to date.
That said, he is handicapped accordingly off just 62, and now in a first handicap and on a first start for Watson he looks like just the springer his trainer has been specialising in all winter.
The excellent Oisin Murphy is trusted with the steering and he can hopefully enjoy an armchair ride on a wholly unexposed stayer.
Recommendation: Captor, (1705 Chelmsford), 1pt win, 11/4 generally available
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