William Haggas’ Red Cymbal heads the market 17:55 Chelmsford City Bet toteJackpot At betfred.com EBF Novice Stakes having run a stormer to win over course and distance last time. The style of that win was striking, but the preference at the prices is to have a gander for something at a bigger price down the field.
Michael Bell’s Choice Encounter came back off a break to finish a fine second over 5f at Lingfield. That was his first start on an artificial surface and he’s still unexposed in that respect and should go well again at an each-way price under talented apprentice Callum Sheppard.
Aleef, Nezar and Captain Lars - who won boldly in a lesser race over course and distance late time - all like to get on with things and could well set this race into motion at a furious pace.
That might set things up for the appropriately christened Born To Finish of Jamie Osborne’s stable. He showed he’s in rude health when winning in customary fashion at Kempton last time and should be able to swing up the home straight and go close off the forecasted strong pace.