Saturday 19

Horse Racing Previews

Course and Distance Winner set to Strike Again

3rd January 2019, 10:43 by Gerard Lees

In-Form Veteran Looks The One In The Last

After a quiet day's typical mid-week racing it can be worth waiting for the top-weight in the last at Chelmsford. The experienced handicapper, HARD TOFFEE has rediscovered the winning habit here of late and can come out top again racing off a mark just 2lb higher than that of his last run and win three weeks ago.

The son of Teofilio has raced 32 times in total, winning four of them, and one mile two furlongs on a left-handed track now looks his optimum. He has won twice here in his last three starts, sandwiching a third at right-handed Kempton on the way, and although he has won at Goodwood, BTOPlus+ shows his preference for going on courses with left-hand bends as 26% better than expected.

He is top on BTO regular and speed ratings with a total of eight positives and was racing and winning off a mark of 70 just two years ago; he runs off 58 today and has all-weather king Adam Kirby on board. The latter is edging up to a remarkable 20% over course and distance. Mullarky could be the main danger and Red Cossack is being backed, but the 5/2 about Hard Toffee might be like taking candy from a baby.

G Lees

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gerard Lees

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