Coulis has recipe for Chelmsford success

Clon Coulis can make light of a lengthy absence by winning the Bet totetrifecta At Fillies’ Conditions Stakes at Chelmsford.

The five-year-old struck twice at Listed level last term, prompting David Barron to try Group Three company for what was her final outing of the campaign in September.

She was very much up against it on that occasion and probably deserves a bit more credit than her near four-length fifth suggests, as she was conceding weight to the likes of Group One-placed Veracious.

Clon Coulis has been off the track since then – but Barron has found a good option here as the conditions of the race put her ahead of her three rivals, despite having to shoulder a penalty.

Designated can step up on her two efforts to date and win the Bet toteswinger At Novice Stakes.

Hailing from the family of the smart Peeress, Designated’s value would certainly by enhanced if she were to record a victory, but after an initially promising debut, she took a bit of a step back last time out.

However, it is too early to write her off and Designated might enjoy this try at five furlongs after seeming to lack a bit of stamina for seven in her most recent outing.

Act Of Magic is the choice in the Bet toteexacta At Handicap.

Previously trained in Ireland, he made a decent start in handicap company for Mohammed Moubarak and lines up off what still seems a competitive perch.

Rippling Water proved very game in victory when last seen and can follow up in the COFCO International Supporting Prostate Cancer UK Handicap.

That was only a moderate heat, but this event is quite ordinary, too, so he might not need to find much more off a 1lb higher perch.

Warren Greatrex enjoyed a great day on Sunday with La Bague Au Roi winning in Ireland and Emitom can keep the bandwagon rolling in the MansionBet Sidney Banks Memorial Novices’ Hurdle at Huntingdon.

The five-year-old is unbeaten in four racecourse outings so far, winning twice in bumper company and twice over hurdles.

He has finished five lengths clear of the second on both his starts over obstacles and is rated a real Cheltenham Festival contender, so this should be a fine prep outing.

Theclockisticking was soundly beaten in a Grade Two company on his latest assignment, but can make hay dropped back in company for the Larkshill Engineering Novices’ Chase at Doncaster.

Rocky’s Treasure was 17 lengths too good on Town Moor, but these rivals do not appear to be of that calibre.

Shantou Flyer suffered a surprise defeat on his return but can right the record in the Smerdon Tree Services And Bedlinog Cubs Open Hunters’ Chase.

He was sent off a short-priced favourite on his first attempt in this division, but something looked amiss and hopefully he can get back on track.


CHELMSFORD: 5.10 Irish Times, 5.50 Act Of Magic, 6.25 Baasha, 6.55 CLON COULIS (NAP), 7.25 Designated, 7.55 Desert Doctor, 8.25 Rippling Water.

DONCASTER: 1.40 Cyclop, 2.10 One For Rosie, 2.45 Theclockisticking, 3.20 Tomkevi, 3.55 Lisheen Castle, 4.30 Trapper Peak.

FFOS LAS: 1.50 Steel Native, 2.25 Present Value, 3.00 Radical Archie, 3.35 Achille, 4.10 Another Theatre, 4.45 Shantou Flyer.

HUNTINGDON: 1.00 Man Of The North, 1.30 Strong Resemblance, 2.00 Emitom, 2.35 Erick Le Rouge, 3.10 Nobel Leader, 3.45 Call The Cops, 4.20 Getariver.

THURLES: 1.15 Benruben, 1.45 All The Chimneys, 2.15 Castle Oliver, 2.50 Karl Des Grosse, 3.25 Captain Cj, 4.00 Cher Why Not, 4.35 Osmotic.

DOUBLE: Clon Coulis and Emitom.