Repeat Win On Cards For Handicap Blip
Gelding Has Conditions To Win Again
It’s a long way from mid-Lancashire to Essex and Chris Kellett has been unsuccessful in doing it with horses four times in the last five years but can break his duck with DECONSO in the Extra Places At totesport.com Handicap this evening.
Because of the terms of the race, he has not been reassessed for his convincing win at Wolverhampton 11 days ago when beating Cauthen three lengths plus. The latter went down by a couple of lengths two days ago, not discrediting the form, and Deconso actually races off a mark of 49, 2lb better than in the latter race and he is due to go up 10lbs.
The distance is again seven furlongs, his optimum, and Toby Eley, the winning jockey at Wolverhampton is on board again, whilst the progeny of his sire Dandy Man are a decent if unspectacular 10% at Chelmsford. All looks in place for another winning run.
CLASSIC STAR looks next best on BTO ratings and has run two good seconds in the last three weeks. Those were off marks of 60 and 61 and he goes the latter mark today so may just be done again, though he is partnered for the first time in his career by a non-claiming jockey. Joey Haynes takes the reins, though he is just six from 140 at the course.
DUTCH STORY, trained by Amanda Perrett and a winner last time out when cheekpieces were applied for the first time looks the other main danger but goes up 8lb for that win. He was beaten out of sight here in May but it was his debut. The progeny of his sire Dutch Art are 21 from 193 at the course. At 9/4 Deconso is a worthy favourite.