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Randwick Race 6: Tatts Club Chelmsford Stakes 1600m

4/09/2015: This race looks a bit of a worry for those runners who are going to get back in the field with a clear lack of top end speed on paper. Pornichet has the tactical speed to race up on the pace and this looks a really nice race for him. Raced up on the pace when 1st up second to Royal Descent last time and generally goes better 2nd up where he has won 2 from 4. Pornichet has also a strong record over this distance and has won at Group 1 level so is well credentialed to win the Group 2 event. Royal Descent raced prominently last time for a great 1st up win and that ability will stand her in good stead for this. Has never been unplaced in 7 runs including runner up 6 times here at the Randwick mile, goes OK 2nd up and may finally break through. Kermadec has to overcome a wide draw and perceived pace issues but looks right in this with an ounce of luck. Placed both 2nd up runs and goes well track and distance. Hartnell is a Group 1 winner and has strong record this distance. Has had the benefit of 2 recent trials so should be primed for strong first up assault, although does look a bit of unders at the current price. Throw in I'm Imposing at big odds for the exotics. This 10 yo goes well fresh and has a distinct liking for the track and distance.

Randwick Race 6. RaceTime: AEST 15:45, 05/09/2015

RACEMAPTatts Club Chelmsford Stakes 1600m
Front Runners Nil.
On Pacers (8) Royal Descent, (11) Pornichet, (3) Beaten Up, (4) It's Somewhat.
Mid Fielders (6) Complacent, (10) Hartnell, (9) Preferment, (13) Kermadec.
Get Back (15) I'm Imposing, (7) Hawkspur, (1) Precedence, (5) Tremec, (14) Opinion, (16) Who Shot Thebarman, (12) Moriarty, (2) Junoob, (17) Grand Marshall.
PACE COMMENTS No designated front runner in this lot and even the listed on pace brigade are borderline mid field runners. So the large contingent of backmarkers here will receive no favours from an expected overall moderate tempo at best. Beaten Up did lead in this race last year when runner up, and from a good draw perhaps will do similar again given the lack of top end speed here. Both Royal Descent and It's Somewhat should get good trailing runs. Kermadec looks mid field at best given his draw and will have to overcome a slowish tempo to prevail.
CHANCESTatts Club Chelmsford Stakes 1600mOrderMargin
Pornichet PLUS: Won at Group 1 level, strong record this distance, maps well, goes well 2nd up. A 0
  MINUS: Drawn a little wide.    
Royal Descent PLUS: Never unplaced track and distance, goes OK 2nd up, maps well. B 1
  MINUS: Always seems to find one better on the day at the Randwick mile.    
Kermadec PLUS: Won Grp 1 Doncaster this track and distance, placed both 2nd up runs, will strip fitter for this. C 1.5
  MINUS: Drawn wide, may get back pace against.    
Hartnell PLUS: Strong record this distance, won at Group 1 level, trialled well for return. D 2.25
  MINUS: Unplaced only run this track, yet to win 3 first up runs.    
I'm Imposing PLUS: Goes well this track and distance, Grp 1 placed, goes well fresh. E 3.25
  MINUS: Rising 11 yo, Drawn wide, will get back pace against.    
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