In the 5.45 at Chelmsford on Thursday, the nicely bred John T Chance didn’t see a racecourse until July, but has shown steady improvement since and should be suited by the step up to 1 mile 2 furlongs. The Lawman gelding is 6lb higher in the weights than when winning a similar race, over 1 mile ½ furlong, at Wolverhampton earlier this month, but is unexposed over middle distances and appeals as the type to continue his progress. Winning jockey Jim Crowley retains the ride, which is a positive sign.
In the 8.15 at Chelmsford, Satish is becoming a little frustrating, but he seems genuine enough and ran as well as he ever has in a similar race over course and distance three starts ago. The Dansili gelding was a little disappointing when turned over at odds-on in a three-runner handicap at Newmarket last month but, stepping back up in distance on Polytrack, can put his experience to good use at this level.
Selections: Chelmsford 5.45 John T Chance, Chelmsford 8.15 Satish, 1-point Win Double