Rattle and roll show is promised at Chelmsford
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.