AMAYSMONT would not be a surprise winner of the tote.co.uk Now Never Beaten By SP Handicap (7.15) at Chelmsford City.
Having done most of his racing at shorter trips, the Richard Fahey-trained four-year-old has moved up to a mile this winter.
And the son of Mayson has shown improved form as a result, scoring at Wolverhampton in December and over this evening’s course and distance 13 days ago.
Ridden by rising star Laura Pearson – Connor Murtagh takes over at the controls today – Amaysmont finished with gusto to beat Papa Stour by two and three-quarter lengths.
In the circumstances, a 4lb rise in the weights could have been worse, and another good run is on the cards.
The concluding chelmsfordcityracecourse.com Handicap (7.45) at the Essex Showground gives THE CINCINNATI KID a good chance to get back to winning form.
The former Richard Hannon trainee didn’t shine over hurdles on his debut for Alan King, but was successful over a mile and six here in October, and this two-mile trip is within his compass.
Those looking to pile in on a shortie could do much rose than PASSIONAL, an improver for Stuart Williams who isn’t done with yet.
Musselburgh’s National Hunt card must pass a morning inspection and, if it does, NOT THE CHABLIS and champion jockey Brian Hughes are a potent combination in the Betway Handicap Chase (3.30).
1.20 RED OCHRE
1.55 SHATTERED GLASS
2.25 TOMMY’S OSCAR
3.00 ARTIC MANN
3.30 NOT THE CHABLIS
4.05 HOME FIRE
2.05 NURSE FLORENCE
2.35 BRIAN THE SNAIL
4.10 SILVER MELODY
5.15 LA TIHATY
6.15 LORD RIDDIFORD
6.45 WIN WIN POWER
7.15 AMAYSMONT (NAP)
7.45 THE CINCINNATI KID (NB)
DOUBLE: AMAYSMONT and THE CINCINNATI KID