Finally broke the hoodoo with the tidy win of yesterday’s nap Bird Of Life.
Its more all weather fare today and again it’s the short end of the market that makes most appeal.
The unique Southwell surface is the synthetic that way suits pace setters, but after that it is this Chelmsford track that seems to suit front runners.
The final bend opens into a relatively short straight where it can be hard to make up ground if the leader’s pace fractions have been accurate.
The small field of 4 runners in the 1m handicap (1945) offers a chance for a front runner to have an uncontested lead. That looks likely to be Poet’s Prince.
He tried to make all last week and was just run out of it by an improving winner. He is 5lbs well in on ratings, and jockey Franny Norton should be able to stack them up behind him and then play catch-me-if-you-can off the home bend. we don’t think they will. It’s a short enough price, but let’s collect and move on, Aintree is just around the corner.
Recommendation: Poet’s Prince, (1945 Chelmsford), 1pt win, 1/1 generally available
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