Rat­tle and roll show is promised at Chelmsford

Nuneaton Telegraph - - IN SYMPATHY -

RAT­TLE ON can be fol­lowed with a de­gree of op­ti­mism when he lines up be­neath the Chelmsford flood­lights.

Trained in Ep­som by Jim Boyle, the three-year-old has yet to win a race in five starts to date.

But he got jolly close over this course and dis­tance in Oc­to­ber, and must have ev­ery chance of go­ing one place bet­ter in di­vi­sion one of the Fol­low Us On Twit­ter At Chelms­ford­crc Hand­i­cap.

The gelded son of Piv­otal did not ap­pear to get home over a mile and a quar­ter on his first four race­course ap­pear­ances, in which he looked dis­tinctly mod­er­ate at best.

Boyle’s de­ci­sion to step back to a mile nearly worked a treat last month as he surged home for sec­ond place, beaten two lengths by Lit­tle Choosey.

Liam Keniry’s com­pan­ion had to sit and suf­fer for a long way in the straight be­fore he was given the of­fice, but by that time it was too late.

Be that as it may, Rat­tle On was still a mile clear of the third horse home and is clearly ca­pa­ble enough to win a small race like this.

Di­vi­sion two can be­long to the Pam Sly-trained Pa­cific Salt.

The three-year-old grey found an ex­tended mile and a quar­ter too de­mand­ing at Kemp­ton last time espe­cially as he was too keen for his own good - but should be much more at home in Es­sex.

Pa­cific Salt was a big eyecatcher on his penul­ti­mate start over this course and dis­tance, when he came with a rare rat­tle from a trou­ble­some draw to fin­ish fourth be­hind Celtic Ar­ti­san.

The gelded son of Zebedee races at Chelmsford off the same mark of 65, which is cer­tainly ap­peal­ing.

As, too, is the fact that 3lb claimer Cal­lum Shep­herd is back on board.

Pam Sly trains Pa­cific Salt.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.