Be Lucky was lucky yesterday at Pontefract. He won the race in a photo and ensured it was another day in profit – albeit a very small one. Byzantium was a non-runner.
7.25 Chelmsford: Conditions Stakes, 1m
Strange little race. Hard to know what to expect from any of these. There is hardly and positive form on offer, and the unknown factor of the Chelmsford polytrack is another point adding to the intrigue of this race.
By no means I can have the favourite here. Yes, Algaith is a 3yo and may have an advantage through weight for age but he hasn’t shown enough to warrant him backing at a short price, considering the trip may just too far him after all.
Maftool might enjoy the deep surface here. Hard to know whether he is in the same form as he was at Meydan earlier this year. He also has to give weight away, which is never easy for 3yo against older horses.
Hard to fancy Calling Out either. You have to hope for plenty of improvement. Castlelyons may surprise. But the value here is certainly Baltic Night, who has performed with credit on the All-Weather in the past, usually does well on a deeper surface on turf and has been mostly competitive this year. 1m can stretch his stamina, but this small field should play perfectly to his strength.
Baltic Night @ 7/1 William Hill – 5pts Win